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Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Woodwork Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Woodwork merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Do the following:
Requirement 1a: Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while participating in woodwork activities, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards. Explain what precautions you should take to safely use your tools.
Requirement 1b: Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while woodworking, including splinters, scratches, cuts, severe bleeding, and shock. Tell what precautions must be taken to help prevent loss of eyesight or hearing, and explain why and when it is necessary to use a dust mask.
Requirement 1c: Earn the Totin’ Chip recognition.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2a: Describe how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned, graded, and sized.
Requirement 2b: Collect and label blocks of six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the chief qualities of each. Give the best uses of each.
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3a: Show proper care, use, and storage of all working tools and equipment that you own or use at home or school.
Requirement 3b: Sharpen correctly the cutting edges of two different tools.
Requirement 4: Use a saw, plane, plane, hammer, brace, and bit, make something useful of wood. Cut parts from lumber that you have squared and measured from working drawings.
Requirement 5: Create your own woodworking project. Begin by making working drawings, list the materials you will need to complete your project, and then build your project. Keep track of the time you spend and the cost of the materials.
Requirement 6: Do any TWO of the following:
Requirement 6a: Make working drawings of a project needing beveled or rounded edges and build it.
Requirement 6b: Make working drawings of a project needing curved or incised cuttings and build it.
Requirement 6c: Make working drawings of a project needing miter, dowel, or mortise and tenon joints and build it.
Requirement 6d: Make a cabinet, box, or something else with a door or lid fastened with inset hinges.
Requirement 6e: Help make wooden toys for underprivileged children OR help carry out a woodworking service project approved by your counselor for a charitable organization.
Requirement 7: Talk with a cabinetmaker or finish carpenter. Learn about the training, apprenticeships, career opportunities, work conditions, work hours, pay rates, and union organization that woodworking experts have in your area.