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Art merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 021
Requirements revision: 2007
Latest pamphlet revision: 2006

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This is the Art Merit Badge. Also see Graphic Arts Merit Badge.
Webelos Scouts can earn the Artist Activity Badge
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Art Belt Loop & Pin
Venturers can earn the Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award



Art requirements

  1. Discuss the following with your counselor:
    a. What art is and what some of the different forms of art are
    b. The importance of art to humankind
    c. What art means to you and how art can make you feel
  2. Discuss with your counselor the following terms and elements of art: line, value, shape, form, space, color, and texture. Show examples of each element.
  3. Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.
  4. Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:
    a. Pen and ink,
    b. Watercolors,
    c. Pencil,
    d. Pastels,
    e. Oil paints,
    f. Tempera,
    g. Acrylics,
    h. Charcoal
    i. Computer drawing or painting
  5. Do ONE of the following:
    a. Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design. With your counselor's approval, create a promotional piece for the item using a picture or pictures.
    b. Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
    c. Design a logo. Share your design with your counselor and explain the significance of your logo. Then, with your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, put your logo on Scout equipment, furniture, ceramics, or fabric.
  6. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Discuss what you learn with your counselor.
  7. Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Notes

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  1. Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
  2. "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.


Requirement resources

  • [1] Careers in Art History (UC Santa Cruz)

Related awards


See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal

General Merit Badge information


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