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:* While Basketry is fun, it also teaches patience and the importance of reading the directions before you start.
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:* Note that in 2004, a third basket was added to the requirements. Allow 10-20 hours to complete the three baskets.
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:3a. Save the more difficult square basket for last. Buy a larger kit like the BSA [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text|=Square%20Basket Square Basket] so you have more room to work.
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# 3a. Save the more difficult square basket for last. Buy a larger kit like the BSA [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text|=Square%20Basket Square Basket] so you have more room to work.
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:3b. The Round basket is easier for many than the square basket. Still consider the larger BSA [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text|=Round%20Basket Round Basket] kit.
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# 3b. The Round basket is easier for many than the square basket. Still consider the larger BSA [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text|=Round%20Basket Round Basket] kit.
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:3c. Camp Stool: Leave a gap between the reeds the thickness of two reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.
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# 3c. Camp Stool: Leave a gap between the reeds the thickness of two reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.
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*[http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/baskmenu.html Native Basketry: Survival, Beauty]
*[http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/baskmenu.html Native Basketry: Survival, Beauty]
*[http://www.basketweaving101.net/ Basketweaving 101]
*[http://www.basketweaving101.net/ Basketweaving 101]
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*[https://www.enasco.com/artsandcrafts/Crafts/Basketry/ Basketry supplies]
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*[https://www.enasco.com/product/0500178(H) Very nice and inexpensive footstool kit (That was used in summer camp this year by Troop 30, Louisville, KY)]
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Resources include the Basketry merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Basketry merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1927
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 027
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008

Contents

Basketry is a handy skill for a Scout. A basket can be a sturdy companion on campouts, carrying clothes snugly and efficiently, holding potatoes and corn for roasting over a campfire, or carrying the day's fishing catch back to camp for dinner. Baskets and basket-weaving projects also make great gifts for family and friends.


Basketry merit badge requirements

  1. Describe precautions you should take to safely use basketry tools and materials.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Show your counselor that you are able to identify each of the following types of baskets: plaited, coiled, ribbed, and wicker.
    b. Describe three different types of weaves to your counselor.
  3. Plan and weave each of the following projects:
    a. a square basket;
    b. a round basket; and
    c. a campstool seat.


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

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Basketry is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Basketry requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. While Basketry is fun, it also teaches patience and the importance of reading the directions before you start.
  2. Note that in 2004, a third basket was added to the requirements. Allow 10-20 hours to complete the three baskets.
  3. Basketry may now be difficult to complete during summer camp. Consider starting the baskets ahead of time.
  4. 3a. Save the more difficult square basket for last. Buy a larger kit like the BSA Square Basket so you have more room to work.
  5. 3b. The Round basket is easier for many than the square basket. Still consider the larger BSA Round Basket kit.
  6. 3c. Camp Stool: Leave a gap between the reeds the thickness of two reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.
  7. Consider the BSA Campstool Seat kit.
  8. Basketry is a popular summer camp merit badge.


Requirement resources

2. Baskets - Types of Baskets with photos - Basket Weaving FAQ
3. Basket Weaving 101 shows color phots of each step of weaving a basket.

Do It Yourself Bastetry Topics - Basket Weaving - Weaving Tips - Basketry
Basketry kits for each project are available at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutStuff.org and other sites such as County Seat.

3a. Save the more difficult square basket for last. The Larger BSA Square Basket Kit is easier than the small one.
3b. The Round basket is easier for many than the square basket. Still consider theBSA Large Round Basket Kit
3c. BSA Campstool Seat Kit

Note: Leave a gap between the campstool reeds the thickness of three reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.
The 301 Rush kit can be used for the campstool requirement but costs about twice as much as the BSA Campstool Seat.


Related awards

Art-related awards


See also

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