From the beginning of civilization to today’s high-tech world, leather has served and enriched the lives of humans in many ways. No other natural material offers such variety and quality. Whether you are interested in creating pictures in leather or making articles to be used or worn, leather is one of the most versatile and long-lasting materials out there. It can be molded, shaped, decorated, laced, stitched, glued, sewn, colored, and finished in many different ways. As Scouts complete the requirements to earn the Leatherwork Merit Badge they will explore leather’s history and its endless uses. Scouts will also learn to make useful leather items using the same types of raw materials that your ancestors used.  



What to Bring:

Leather Project Kit

Requirements:  Click Here

Merit Badge Workbook: Click Here


Scouts can purchase leather project kits from the trading post.  About $10-20 to complete the badge.

*Scouts must attend one class session on the hour and complete the project work independently. All open merit badge attempts must begin before Friday.