Handicraft Merit Badges


Geiger is proud to provide a wide range of handicraft activities. From making baskets to using a forge to make basic tools, a scout can develop his creativity. These open activities are available all day. If a scout completes a badge early in the week he is welcome to do a second one. This area is located in the center of camp, making it very easy to come and go. Many merit badges require craft projects which can be purchased at the Trading Post.


This year things have been moved around some. The forge for Metal Work Merit Badge is located in the Octagonal Building. There are three skills that can be the focus of the new badge. Geiger is offering the Forging option. This badge is for older scouts with priority given based on rank as well as years in camp. The scout will be working with hot metal, anvil, hammer, and other such tools.


Leaders are also invited to enjoy working as an old time blacksmith. It will be fun to make decorative pieces as well as useful tools for camping. There will be a $10.00 fee for this activity to cover the cost of supplies.