The Masonry merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Masonry merit badge requirements at discontinuation
- Do the following:
- (a) Prepare of correctly read plans for a useful masonry structure such as a wall or outdoor fireplace.
- (b) Lay it out on the ground. Dig as needed for a foundation. Pour a foundation of solid concrete mixed by yourself.
- (c) Prepare mortar correctly.
- (d) Build the structure. Use mason's tools correctly.
- Describe examples of stonework, coursed ashlar, randon ashlar, and rubble construction.
- Do THREE of the following:
- (a) Lay a stepping stone or flagstone walk.
- (b) Plan and mold in a form something ornamental in concrete.
- (c) Make major repairs in a masonry structure.
- (d) Build a useful dry masonry structure, such as an outdoor fireplace.
- (e) Plaster or stucco a wall or celing.
- (f) Visit a factory where masonry material is made. Report on what happened from beginning to end.
- (g) Find out what jobs there are in masonry. Choose one in which you are interested. Report on the qualifications you must have for the job. Tell what the working conditions are.
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