Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Woodwork Merit Badge






  1. Do the following:
        A. Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while woodworking, including splinters,
              scratches, cuts, severe bleeding, and shock. Tell what precautions must be taken to help prevent
              loss of eyesight or hearing, and explain why and when it is necessary to use a dust mask.
        B. Earn the Totin' Chip recognition.
        C. Tell your counselor what precautions you take to safely use your tools.
  2. Do the following:
        A. Describe how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned, graded,
              and sized.
        B. Collect and label blocks of six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the chief qualities of
              each. Give the best uses of each.
  3. Do the following:
        A. Show proper care, use, and storage of all working tools and equipment that you own or use at home
              or school.
        B. Sharpen correctly the cutting edges of two different tools.
  4. Use a saw, plane, plane, hammer, brace, and bit, make something useful of wood. Cut parts from lumber that you have squared and measured from working drawings.
  5. Create your own carpentry project. List the materials you will need to complete your project, and then build your project. Keep track of the time you spend and the cost of the materials.
  6. Do any TWO of the following:
        A. Make working drawings of a project needing - (1) Beveled or rounded edges OR curved or incised
              cuttings, OR (2) Miter, dowel, or mortise and tenon joints. Build this project.
        B. Make something for which you have to turn duplicate parts on a lathe.
        C. Make a cabinet, box or something else with a door or lid fastened with inset hinges.
        D. Help make and repair wooden toys for underprivileged children; OR help carry out a carpentry service
              project approved by your counselor for a charitable organization.
  7. Talk with a cabinetmaker or carpenter. Find out about the training, apprenticeship, Career opportunities, work conditions, pay rates, and union organization for woodworking experts in your area.

Woodwork 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.
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.
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
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.
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.
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
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.
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.
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.
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.