Carpentry Merit Badge Requirements and Worksheet


Carpentry Merit Badge

Carpentry Merit Badge

April, 2010

Carpentry was one of four Historic Merit Badges reintroduced during 2010 for the BSA Centennial celebration and is no longer available to be earned.
Some additional restrictions include:

Requirements for the Carpentry merit badge:

  1. Demonstrate the use of the rule, square, level, plumb-line, miter, chalk-line and bevel.
  2. Demonstrate the proper way to drive, set, and clinch a nail, draw a spike with a claw-hammer, and to join two pieces of wood with screws.
  3. Show correct use of the cross-cut saw and of the rip-saw.
  4. Show how to plane the edge, end and the broad surface of a board.
  5. Demonstrate how to lay shingles.
  6. Make a simple article of furniture for practical use in the home or on the home grounds, finished in a workmanlike manner, all work to be done without assistance.




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