Basketry

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Basketry merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1927
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 027
Requirements revision: 2015
Latest pamphlet revision: 2014

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. Do the following:
    a. Explain to your counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while using basketry tools and materials, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.
    b. Discuss the prevention of and first-aid treatment for injuries, including cuts, scratches, and scrapes, that could occur while working with 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:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33216, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Basketry is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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  1. While Basketry is fun, it also teaches patience and the importance of reading the directions before you start.
  2. Completing all three baskets could take 10-20 hours, so Basketry may be difficult to complete during summer camp. Consider starting the baskets ahead of time.
  3. Basketry is a popular summer camp merit badge.


Requirement resources

1. First-Aid Skills
2. Baskets - Types of Baskets with photos - Basket Weaving FAQ
3. General resources for basketry and basket weaving:

3a. Square Baskets:

3b. Round Baskets:

3c. Campstool Seats:

(Note: Leave a gap between the campstool reeds the thickness of three reeds so that you will have room for the cross-pieces.)

Related awards

Art-related awards


See also

Boy Scout portal
Venturing portal
Sea Scout portal
General Merit Badge information


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