Wood Carving

You can find a list of counselers for this merit badge on the following page: Wood Carving Counselor List

Wood Carving Merit Badge Patch
1.
Do the following:
(a)
Explain to our counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while wood carving, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards.
(b)
Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while wood carving, including minor cuts and scratches and splinters.
2.
Do the following:
(a)
Earn the Totin’ Chip recognition.
(b)
Discuss with your merit badge counselor your understanding of the Safety Checklist for Carving.
3.
Do the following:
(a)
Explain to your counselor, orally or in writing, the care and use of five types of tools that you may use in a carving project.
(b)
Tell your counselor how to care for and use several types of sharpening devices, then demonstrate that you know how to use these devices.
4.
Using a piece of scrap wood or a project on which you are working, show your merit badge counselor that you know how to do the following:
(a)
Paring cut
(b)
Push cut and levering cut
(c)
“V” cut
(d)
Stop cut or score line
5.
Tell why different woods are used for different projects. Explain why you chose the type of wood you did for your projects in requirements 6 and 7.
6.
Plan your own or select a project from this merit badge pamphlet and complete a simple carving in the round.
7.
Complete a simple low-relief OR a chip carving project.

Current requirements are available at Wood Carving Merit Badge Requirements

Eagle RequirementNo
CategoryArts and Crafts
Requirements Date2017
Current Pamphlet Number35967
Current Pamphlet SKU635747
Current Pamphlet Copyright Date2016
Additional Formats
BSA Requirement Date2016
BSA Requirement PDFWood Carving Merit Badge Requirements