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.
This pamphlet provides den meeting plans developed around a Scouting program year presumed to begin in early September and continue through May. Plans are intended for the den leader’s use and include:
Programming for the program/school year, including rank advancement requirements for dens meeting twice a month
Additional programming for dens meeting year-round or more than twice per month
Activities – some designed to be partially completed in one meeting and finished in another, plus other activities or skills that are natural prerequisites for things that come later in the den’s year
Den meeting plans for each rank (designed to be conducted in sequential order)
Note: local conditions (weather, events, etc.) or your den’s schedule may make altering the order of den meetings attractive. As a den leader, you may change the order as long as you make sure the change does not jeopardize the boys’ opportunity to earn their rank in the allotted time and it doesn’t disrupt the logical order of the activities and achievements. When there is any doubt, the planned order should be used. Please discuss any changes with your leadership team, as these alterations can also affect pack activities. Learn More
Backpacking in the winter months can be exhilarating, refreshing, and—with the help of this book—remarkably safe and comfortable, too! All it takes is some good planning and learning some tricks to keep warm, dry, and happy. Learn More