Carpentry (Centennial merit badge)

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Carpentry (Centennial merit badge) merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)

Carpentry "Centennial" merit badge
Status: Discontinued
Released: 2010 BSA Advancement ID: 139
Retired: 2010 Requirements Revision: 2010


The Carpentry merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911; it was discontinued in 1952. It was re-released, for 2010 only, for the Boy Scouts of America's "Centennial" celebration.

Carpentry (Centennial merit badge) requirements for 2010 only

  1. Demonstrate the use of the rule, square, level, plumb-line, mitre, chalk-line and bevel.
  2. 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.
  3. Show correct use of the cross-cut saw and of the rip-saw.
  4. Show how to plane the edge, end and the broad surface of a board.
  5. Demonstrate how to lay shingles.
  6. 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.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
BSA's Historical Merit Badge Program, 2010 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #N/A)

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