TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Sculpture Merit Badge

 

Sculpture

 

 

Requirements

  1. Explain to your counselor the precautions that must be followed for the safe use and operation of a sculptor's tools, equipment, and other materials.
  2. Do TWO of the following:
        A. Model in clay a life-sized human head. Then sculpt in modeling clay (such as Plastine or Sculpey)
              or carve/rasp in wood or soft stone a small-scale model of an animal or person. Explain to your
              counselor the method and tools you used to sculpt the figure.
        B. Make a plaster mold of a fruit or vegetable. In this mold make a copy of the fruit or vegetable. Explain
              to your counselor the method and tools you used to make the copy.
        C. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery,
              artists' co-op, or artist's studio. After your visit, share with your counselor what you have learned.
              Discuss the importance of visual arts and how it strengthens social tolerance and helps stimulate
              cultural, intellectual, and personal development.
  3. Find out about career opportunities in sculpture. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

Sculpture Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT