Who among you has worked with boy scouts on the Woodworking Merit Badge?
I’m looking for advice, counsel and how-to as my woodworking neighbor and I work with a small group of younger boy scouts to help them earn the merit badge. These boys will be 11 years old to 15 years old.
I’m most interested in these things:
—How did/do you organize the merit badge work, all in a single session of X hours OR in two or more sessions?
—How do you determine which tools and which projects the scouts work with and work on since hardly any of these have any woodworking experience?
—How many scouts did/do you find is a reasonable size group to work w/one experienced woodworker per scout(s)?
FYI, here’s the link to the merit badge requirements: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title=Woodwork