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Knives and Knicks
This past weekend, a new scout was eager to earn his Totin' Chip. He had missed the previous outing where some Eagle scouts had taught safe axe, knife, and saw skills and then tested scouts before handing out the Totin' Chips.
So, I sat down with this scout and he showed me his very cool 75th Anniversary Cub Scout pocketknife. I taught him how to pass a knife, sharpen it, and care for it. He demonstrated that plus safe cutting, folding, and carrying skills.
Then, we moved on to the axe and talked about all the safety concerns and how we make a cutting yard on all our campouts. He showed me perfectly how to carry, pass, and use an axe.
Finally, we covered the same topics for a camp saw. He did just great so I told him he had earned his Totin' Chip and he could now use his knife and the hatchet in the cutting yard.

No more than five minutes later, two other scouts were getting to practice their abilities to administer first aid for 'minor cuts' on this little whittler! :-)
Posted: 0:00 06-24-2005 23
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