One of the things I love about Cub Scouts is that it teaches our boys life skills they need. One of these is how to safely use a pocketknife. According to BSA’s Age-Appropriate Guidelines, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts can use a pocketknife.
In the Cub Scout Adventure program, the Bear and Arrow of Light ranks require knowledge of pocketknife safety.
Bear Adventure: Bear Claws 2: Learn knife safety and earn your Whittling Chip.
Arrow of Light Adventure: Scouting Adventure 6: Demonstrate your knowledge of the pocketknife safety rules and the pocketknife pledge. Earn your Whittling Chip card if you have not already done so. Continue reading
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