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Bear Claws

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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!

Requirements:

Complete the following requirements.

  1. Learn about three common designs of pocketknives.
  2. Learn knife safety and earn your Whittling Chip.*
  3. 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.