Handicraft

Handicraft Area
(click on the program for requirements)

  • Art
    This merit badge session concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media.  We recommend that Scouts have some drawing or artistic experience in order to enroll.  Participants will have a lot of freedom in choosing their preferred medium and subjects for their artwork.  There is a $5 fee for program materials. 
  • Basketry
    Basketry is a handy skill for Scouts to have, and young Scouts are particularly encouraged to enroll in this session. Each Scout will weave a square basket, round basket, and stool to take home at the end of the week. There is a $20 fee for program materials.
  • Wood Carving
    In this merit badge session, Scouts will learn basic safety and practical skills for carving wood. Wood Carving merit badge is not recommended for first-year Scouts, as all participants must have earned the Totin' Chip award before enrolling in the session. Additionally, some hand strength is necessary to complete the week's projects. Throughout the week, Scouts will complete a round carving and a relief carving. Knives and other materials will be provided. There is a $15 fee for program materials.
  • Leatherwork
    In this merit badge session, Scouts will explore hand-stitching, lacing, and braiding, and and learn how to preserve and protect leather items so they will last a lifetime.  Young Scouts are particularly encouraged to enroll in this session.  There is a $15 fee for program materials.
  • Pottery
    Scouts will learn how to create items from clay as they familiarize themselves with the pottery terminology. Scouts can create their own pottery and showcase them along with the Art Merit Badge Show. There is a $10 fee for program materials.
  • Sculpture
    Scouts will have the opportunity to sculpt 3-D objects while learning the different types of tools used for sculpting.  Safety will be key while using the tools.  Scouts will visit the Art Exhibit at the camp at the end of the week to complete this merit badge. There is a $10 fee for program materials.