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Basketry merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1927
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2003


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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.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)


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Help with these requirements

The Bastery kits for each project are available at your local Scout Shop or online at [ and other sites. Free patterns are at: on our website. The Piedmont Planter is a round basket (made with round reed) and the Carolina Candy Basket is a square basket (made with flat reed). The 301 Rush kit is typically used for the campstool requirement.

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