WOOD CARVING


These were the REQUIREMENTS which appear in the 2001 Boy Scout Requirements Book. A new Set of Requirements and a new edition of the merit badge pamphlet were introduced on July 23, 2001 at the National Jamboree.

Those Scouts that started this Merit Badge at the 2001 National Jamboree, and those that start using the new Merit badge pamphlet, No. 33309A, dated 2001, should use the NEW requirements.

Those that started this badge using Merit Badge Pamphlet 33309, dated 1994, or the 2001 Boy Scout Requirements Book, which include the requirements listed below should finish the badge using these requirements.

To see the NEW requirements Click Here.


  1. Give the qualities of Wood that are useful for carving. Tell why you chose the wood used in requirements 4 and 5.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Describe five wood-carving tools. Tell their use.
    2. Describe several kinds of sharpening stones. Tell how they are used.
    3. Show how to sharpen a pocket-knife and other tools used in wood carving. Use a sharpening stone and a "slipstick" that you have made.
  3. Show the safety principles for using a pocketknife and woodcarving tools.
  4. Plan and carve in the round a simple object. Prepare it for finish.
  5. Plan and carve in low relief a design on some simple project. Prepare it for finish.

BSA Advancement ID#: 118
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1994
Requirements last revised prior to 1982


Page updated on: May 02, 2013



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