|| Carpentry is a discontinued merit badge. However, in honor of the BSA’s 100th Anniversary, this badge has been named to the BSA’s new Historical Merit Badge Program and may be earned by Scouts during 2010 until December 31, 2010.
|Carpentry "Centennial" merit badge
|| 1911, 2010
|| BSA Advancement ID:
|| 1952, 2010
|| Requirements Revision:
2010 merit badge requirements
As of March 31, 2010 official requirements are not posted by the BSA. Even though some council Scout shops have sold this patch, this merit badge cannot be earned until finalized requirements are released.
1938, 1945, 1950 merit badge requirements
Historical Carpentry merit badge.
- Demonstrate the use of the rule, square, level, plumb-line, mitre, chalk-line and bevel.
- 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.
- Show correct use of the cross-cut saw and of the rip-saw.
- Show how to plane the edge, end and the broad surface of a board.
- Demonstrate how to lay shingles.
- 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.
Related Ranks, Awards, and Merit Badges
2010 Historical Merit Badges
The basics of the 2010 Historical Merit Badge program include:
- The merit badges will closely resemble the original designs of the merit badges with the exception of the borders. The borders will be embroidered with a shiny gold thread that will be immediately identifiable as a 2010 Historical Merit Badge.
- The original merit badge requirements will be used wherever possible. Exceptions will be made when current safety or social standards dictate. Adaptations can also be made for special needs Scouts.
- The merit badges will count for towards a boy’s rank advancement.
- Work on the badges is not to commence prior to January 1, 2010 and is to be finished no later than December 31, 2010.
- The Supply Division will not create or reprint pamphlets for the merit badges. Any and all material will be posted to a special section of the 100th Anniversary web site that can be accessed by the interested boys and their merit badge counselors.
General Merit Badge information