SOA Textile Badge Clinic

Get your BSA Textile Badge from Yarncom!


$50.00 per person



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About this experience

Do you have a group (4 scouts minimum) that would like to schedule a private clinic? Please contact us via email at with your Troop number and estimated headcount, and we'll be in touch. Thank you!

We are excited to partner with Scouting of America to assist scouts in pursuit of their Textile Badge. The following is included in the kit that will be used at the clinic.

  • Reference Workbook and Worksheets (PDF) providing definitions and resources for exploring textiles.
  • Visit Yarncom and weave on looms learning how textiles are created.
  • Wool, 2 Felting Needles, Felting Foam, and pattern for dry and wet felting.

Clinic Agenda

  • Review Section 1 topics
  • Review Swatches and discuss textiles uses and preferences.
  • Review Sections 4 – 6 Topics.
  • Complete Felt Projects
  • Weave on Floor Looms

Post Clinic Homework

  • Section 6 Questionnaire completed.
  • Email pictures of both projects and the questionnaire to for approval by Merit Badge Counselor.

Your Host

Heather & Josie have both passed background checks and completed required training to teach and award badges for Scouting of America.

Meet Heather Swan: Heather learned to crochet and sew as a young child. Her sewing stuck with her for years and then she picked up some knitting needles over 15 years ago never looking back. She eventually went back to her roots and started to crochet again. And as she has been falling down the fiber arts rabbit hole, she also enjoys spinning and weaving. Heather has coached youth sports since she was a youth and enjoys passing along her knowledge to help others take their interests to the next step. If you enjoy learning and laughing, you will definitely enjoy spending time at the table with Heather picking up a new skill.

Meet Josie Sutterer: Hello! I would love to teach you new crochet skills! I love crochet for its unique look and versatility. A childhood friend taught me crochet basics and I picked it up again during covid. About a year and a half ago I taught myself how to knit. Since then I have made sweaters, socks, and lots of other fun things!