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Resources include the Painting merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Painting requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #3.

Painting merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 081
Requirements revision: 2009
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008

Contents

This merit badge provides an opportunity for Scouts to learn more about painting, including both the artistic and practical aspects.


The Painting merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.


Painting merit badge requirements

  1. Explain the proper safety procedures to follow when preparing surfaces and applying coatings.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Explain three ways that coatings can improve a surface.
    b. Explain the differences between oil-based paints, Acrylic-based paints, and water-based paints.
    c. Explain where you would apply enamel paint, flat paint, wood stain, and varnish, and explain the importance of sheen.
    d. Tell why each is best for these uses.
  3. Prepare and paint two different surfaces using patching material, caulking, and the proper primers and topcoats. Suggested projects include an interior or exterior wall, a door, a piece of furniture, a concrete wall or floor , a porch rail, or a fence. Your counselor must preapprove the projects.
  4. Prepare and paint an item using harmonizing colors that you have selected using the color wheel in this book.
  5. Show the right way to use, clean, maintain, and store painting equipment.
  6. Explain the importance of ladder safety, environmental responsibility, and personal hygiene when painting.
  7. Explain some of the environmental and health issues concerning removing paint, applying paint, and discarding old paint.
  8. Find out about career opportunities in the paint industry. Discuss the training and experience required, and explain why this profession might interest you.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Painting is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Painting requirements.
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. Painting is a rare merit badge!


Requirement resources


Related awards

Trade-related awards


See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


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