|| 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.
Related Ranks, Awards, and Merit Badges
2010 Historic merit badge program resources
The basics of the 2010 Historic Merit Badge Program include:
- "The effective date for earning these new merit badges is April 1, 2010, and requirements must be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2010." — 2010 Historical MB Program
- "The contemporary merit badges closely resemble the original designs of their counterparts with the exception of the border, which is gold." — 2010 Historical MB Program
- The BSA Supply Division will not print (new) or re-print (old) pamphlets for these merit badges – official BSA materials for these merit badges will be available only in electronic format at Scouting.Org. (We have provided you those links, above).
General Merit Badge information
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.