Learn about the three types of pocketknives with this fun activity. This is one of the requirements for the new Cub Scout Bear Claws Adventure.
a Bear Required Adventure
The Bear Den Leader guide says, “Most young men are very excited about the opportunity to own and carry a pocketknife. In many families this may be a rite of passage. It is important that the Scout understands a pocketknife is a tool and not a toy, and how to responsibly handle and use the pocketknife when he is around others.”
Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!
Complete the following requirements.
- Learn about three common designs of pocketknives.
- Learn knife safety and earn your Whittling Chip.*
- Do one of the following:
A. Using a pocketknife, carve two items.
B. With a pocket knife, safely perform each of these tasks:
(1) Demonstrate how to cut a piece of rope, twine or fishing line; (2) Open a sealed box without damaging the contents; (3) Open a can with a can opener tool on a pocket knife; (4) Remove and replace the screws on an object with the screw driver tool on a pocket knife; (5) Open a letter.
Earning the Cub Scout Whittling Chip is a rite of passage for Bear Scouts as they learn pocketknife safety! See all the Whittling Chip requirements here.
Pocketknife safety is important for Cub Scouts to learn. A requirement for the Cub Scout Whittling Chip, it’s also just good information for them to know.
Check out the fun summer activities for kids ebook, and learn how they can count toward Cub Scout advancement.