|Farm Mechanics merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||048|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||From the mattock and hoe to the horse and mule, the cotton gin and reaper, the tractor and air seeder—this is the story of farm equipment. Today, most farms are mechanized and farmers can do most of their own maintenance work and make the adjustments needed on their many intricate farm implements.||”|
Farm Mechanics merit badge requirements
| A FREE workbook for Farm Mechanics is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
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Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
- Farm Mechanics is a rare merit badge with 1,951 earned in 2007!
- 1d Material safety data sheet also Material safety data sheet at Wikipedia
- 2a Diesel engines also Diesel engines at Wikipedia
- 2b Hydraulic system also Hydraulic machinery at Wikipedia
- 2c Transmissions also Transmissions at Wikipedia
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: American Labor - Automotive Maintenance - Drafting - Farm Mechanics - Graphic Arts - Home Repairs - Painting - Plumbing - Surveying - Truck Transportation - Woodwork
- Webelos Activity Badges: Craftsman - Handyman
General Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
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- Also see: Most Popular Merit Badges – Merit Badge Policies – Eagle-Required Merit Badges – Merit Badge Days
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- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)
- 1, 2: How to Plan a Farm ShopFrom North Dakota State University; includes sections on tools and safety.
- Agriculture Online
- U.S. Department of Agriculture