Owning a pocketknife is almost a rite of passage for many boys and especially so for Cub Scouts. Many of our boys can’t wait until they’re Bears so that they can earn their Whittling Chip which allows them to carry a pocketknife at pack campouts. However, they must have permission of their parent and den leader as well as proper adult supervision.
In the new Cub Scout Adventures that are effective June 1, 2015, earning the Whittling Chip is part of the Bear Adventure, Bear Claws. Another Bear Claws requirement is to learn about the three common designs of pocketknives.
Bear Adventure: Bear Claws 1. Learn about three common designs of pocketknives. Continue reading