The Handicraft Area at Camp John J. Barnhardt helps Scouts develop advanced skills so they can tackle real projects after leaving camp. The three staff members in this area teach a variety of merit badges including Woodcarving, Automotive Maintenance, Farm Mechanics, Woodworking, Leatherwork, Indian Lore, and Chess.
We recommend Woodcarving for newer Scouts. They'll learn about knife safety and complete two carvings as part of this badge. Of course, both Farm Mechanics and Auto Maintenance are great for those that are about to own a car, riding mower, or tractor.