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Scout Art Activities and Programs

Earn a badge, or just have fun!

We provide the scout art activities your scouts need to earn their badges in pottery or jewelry.  We bring all the equipment and supplies right to your regular meeting, saving you the hassle of getting everyone to another location.

Girl Scout Badges

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Juniors – Jeweler

Want more sparkle in your life? Try making jewelry! It’s easy and inexpensive to make. You can create it for yourself or give to other people. Try this badge, and you’ll have something wonderful to wear in no time.

  1. Get to know the tools of the trade
  2. Make jewelry with metal
  3. Turn everyday objects into jewelry
  4. Create jewelry inspired by another culture
  5. Make a sparkling gift

Artists at Heart will cover:

  1. Get to know the tools of the trade
  2. Make jewelry with metal
  3. Make a sparkling gift

(If time)

  1. Create jewelry inspired by another culture

Will provide ideas for leaders for

  1. Turning everyday objects into jewelry.

Pricing:  20/girl.  Minimum 6 girls.

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Brownies – Potter

Crafts made with clay have been around for thousands of years. People who study history have found ancient clay art and everyday objects. Work your way through these steps to become a clay artist yourself.
1. Find some pottery
2. Get to know clay
3. Make a simple pot
4. Make an art piece
5. Paint and glaze

Artists at Heart will cover:

All 5 badge requirements.

Pricing:  20/girl self-hardening clay

30/girl stoneware clay

Minimum 6 girls.

 

Boy Scout Badges

Scout Merit Pottery badge:

Boy throwing a pot on a potters wheel

  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. Do the following:
    1. Explain the properties and ingredients of a good clay body for the following:
      1. Making sculpture
      2. Throwing on the wheel
    2. Tell how three different kinds of potter’s wheels work
  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 style. 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:
    1. Make a slab pot, a coil pot, and a pinch pot.
    2. Make a human or animal figurine or decorative sculpture.
    3. Throw a functional form on a potter’s wheel.
    4. Help to fire a kiln.
  6. Explain the scope of the ceramic industry in the United States. Tell some things made other than craft pottery.
  7. With your parent’s permission and your counselor’s approval, do ONE of the following:
    1. Visit the kiln yard at a local college or other craft school. Learn how the different kinds of kilns work, including low-fire electric, gas or propane high-fire, wood or salt/soda, and raku.
    2. Visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists’ co-op, or artist’s studio that features pottery. After your visit, share with your counselor what you have learned.
    3. Using resources from the library, magazines, the Internet (with your parent’s permission), and other outlets, learn about the historical and cultural importance of pottery. Share what you discover with your counselor.
  8. Find out about career opportunities in pottery. Pick one and find out about the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

Webelos Artist Badge

Boys will have a great time meeting:

Requirement #7 Use clay to sculpt a simple object.

They can use clay to also either:

#8  Make a mobile, using your choice of materials.

or

#9 Make an art construction, using your choice of materials

Pricing:  20/boy self-hardening clay

30/boy stoneware clay

Minimum 6 boys.