Carpenter Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Carpenter Interest Badge
  1. Safety
    1. Discuss the personal safety precautions which apply in any working situation.
    2. Discuss with the examiner the specific safety precautions and procedures applicable in a workshop.
  2. Hand tools
    1. Demonstrate the uses of some of the hand tools used in a carpenter's workshop, as selected by the examiner. Discuss the safety precautions applicable to these hand tools with the examiner.
    2. In consulting with the examiner, make a simple incorporating at least four joints using hand tools only.
  3. Materials
    1. Discuss three types of timber used in carpentry/furniture making under the general aspects of origin, characteristics, working properties and uses.
    2. Discuss with the examiner some of the other materials used in carpentry/furniture making such as laminated board, chipboard, and hardboard.
    3. Discuss some of the methods of finishing and polishing wood.
  4. Machine tools - In consultation with the examiner, demonstrate the use of, and safety precautions applicable to:
    1. at least two different power hand tools, and
    2. at least two motor-driven carpentry machines.
  5. Planning and design
    1. Design a model of your choice and submit neat sketches showing all dimensions and joints to the examiner.
    2. Draw up a cutting list for your model.
    3. Determine a working procedure for your model.
  6. Either make the model which you have designed or present to the examiner a suitable model made by yourself in your school's carpentry shop.

Requirements in PDF[edit]

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