By using this pamphlet to earn the merit badge for Wood Carving, Scouts will learn the basics of artistic design, along with material selection, tools and techniques, and wood-carving safety.
The requirements of the Wood Carving merit badge introduce Scouts to an enjoyable hobby that can become a lifetime activity. Upon earning this merit badge, Scouts will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: paring cut, basic cut, push cut, score line, and stop cut.
The Boy Scouts of America collaborated with the American Welding Society (AWS), BSA Health and Safety Committee, and OSHA members to create this latest choice in the merit badge series.
This merit badge provides Scouts with hands-on opportunities to learn how to join metals using welding techniques, offering Scouts a fun way to explore skills that can grow into a hobby or career. Skills acquired may even be helpful for making or repairing items for their troop.
And considering the consistent need for skilled welders in construction, manufacturing, and other industries, these skills have valuable, real-world applications. Learn More