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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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Merit Badge Worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work. Many worksheets also contain links to free, online video instruction.
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* [http://meritbadge.org/index.php?title=Merit_Badge_Worksheets Merit Badge Worksheets]
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== Notes ==
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[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges.aspx Per the BSA:] ''You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject.'' Merit badge pamplets are available at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/ ScoutStuff.org].
== Help with these requirements ==
== Help with these requirements ==
== External links ==
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*[http://42explore.com/pottery.htm Pottery] -- An easy approach to the basics of pottery, including several links that may help you find additional information.
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[http://42explore.com/pottery.htm Pottery] -- An easy approach to the basics of pottery, including several links that may help you find additional information.
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*[http://www.howtomakepottery.com/ How to make Pottery.com] -- Just what it sounds like: an online guide to making pottery.
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*[http://www.ceramics.org/ Ceramics.Org] -- The American Ceramic Society's home page.
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[http://www.howtomakepottery.com/ How to make Pottery.com] -- Just what it sounds like: an online guide to making pottery.
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*[http://www.ceramics.org/potterscouncil/ Potters Council] -- The Potters Council of the American Ceramic Society's home page.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ceramic_materials Category:Ceramic materials] -- Wikipedia's Ceramic Materials category. Topics included take a much more specific and detailed approach.
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[http://www.ceramics.org/ Ceramics.Org] -- The American Ceramic Society's home page.
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[http://www.ceramics.org/potterscouncil/ Potters Council] -- The Potters Council of the American Ceramic Society's home page.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ceramic_materials Category:Ceramic materials] -- Wikipedia's Ceramic Materials category. Topics included take a much more specific and detailed approach.
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Pottery merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1927
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2003
Latest pamphlet revision: 2002

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Merit badge requirements

1. Explain to your counselor the precautions that must be followed for the safe use and operation of a potter’s tools, equipment, and other materials.
2. Explain the properties and ingredients of a good clay body for the following:
a. Making sculpture
b. Throwing on the wheel
3. Make two drawings of pottery forms, each on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. One must be a historical pottery type. The other must be of your own design.
4. Explain the meaning of the following pottery terms: bat, wedging, throwing, leather hard, bone dry, greenware, bisque, terra-cotta, grog, slip, score, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, pyrometric cone, and glaze.
5. Do the following. Each piece is to be painted, glazed, or otherwise decorated by you:
a. Make a slab pot, a coil pot, and a pinch pot.
b. Make a human or animal figurine or decorative sculpture.
c. Throw a functional form on a potter's wheel.
d. Help to fire a kiln.
6. Tell how three different kinds of potter’s wheels work.
7. Visit the kiln yard at a local college or other crafts school. Learn how the different kinds of kilns work, including the low-fire electric, high-fire gas or propane, wood or salt/soda, and raku.
8. Explain the scope of the ceramic industry in the United States. Tell some things made other than craft pottery.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

Worksheets

Merit Badge Worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work. Many worksheets also contain links to free, online video instruction.

Notes

Per the BSA: You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Merit badge pamplets are available at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutStuff.org.

Help with these requirements

External links

  • Pottery -- An easy approach to the basics of pottery, including several links that may help you find additional information.
  • How to make Pottery.com -- Just what it sounds like: an online guide to making pottery.
  • Ceramics.Org -- The American Ceramic Society's home page.
  • Potters Council -- The Potters Council of the American Ceramic Society's home page.
  • Category:Ceramic materials -- Wikipedia's Ceramic Materials category. Topics included take a much more specific and detailed approach.
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