BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook - Page 19

26 2"(3%"$%+ '!2"( The Pocket Knife is a basic tool, serving various functions. Troop members, both Scouts and Adult Leaders, shall have the knowledge of how to use, handle, and store knives. These requirements are contained in the “Totin’ Chip” award. Sheath Knives are not an appropriate item to bring along, though a multipurpose tool is acceptable. !"0* This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility to do the following: 1. Read and understand woods tools use and safety rules from the Boy Scout Handbook. 2. Demonstrate proper handling, care, and use of the pocket knife, ax, and saw. 3. Use knife, ax, and saw as tools, not playthings. 4. Respect all safety rules to protect others. 5. Respect property. Cut living and dead trees only with permission and good reason. 6. Subscribe to the Outdoor Code. The Scout's "Totin' Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility. 3 The Hatchet, Axe and Saw are basic tools, serving various functions. Troop members, both Scouts and Adults Volunteers, shall have the knowledge of how to use, handle, and store knives. These requirements are contained in the Paul Bunyan Woodsman % ) ",%"=$%" Study the Boy Scout Handbook and the Camping merit badge pamphlet, and demonstrate to your Scoutmaster or other qualified person the following: · Show that you have earned the Totin' Chip. · Help a Scout or patrol earn the Totin' Chip, and demonstrate to him (them) the value of proper woods-tools use on a troop camping trip. · With official approval and supervision, do one of the following: (a) Clear trails or fire lanes for two hours. (b) Trim a downed tree, cut into four-foot lengths, and stack. Make a brush pile using the branches. (c) Build a natural retaining wall or irrigation way to aid in a planned conservation effort. $(%""!%$*%""#%"$#"!" The requirements to advance up through each rank are fully described in the Boy Scout Handbook. Troop 22 administers the requirements through the following policies. !!&#"+!, >? The First Requirement to be completed can be found on the inside cover of the Boy Scout Handbook, A pamphlet titled “How to protect Your Children from Child Abuse can be found there. This guide is to be read by you, and then shared with, and discussed, between you and your boy outlining and recognizing the hazards of Child Abuse, including Sexual Abuse. You are expected to review this important Youth Protection information with your boy for his protection, your family’s protection, and OUR protection. Please, if you feel uncomfortable, or have questions on addressing this subject with your boy ask one of the Registered Adult Leaders for guidance.  !$(%""! 1. The individual Scout must be registered and Active in the Troop program. The Scout must demonstrate the skill and service requirements for the rank he is seeking. 2. The Scout is responsible for keeping track of their individual advancement. His personal advancement record is maintained in his copy of the Boy Scout Handbook. The Troop advancement records maintained by the Advancement Chairman are provided only to assist the Scout, and to avoid any controversy, and questions later. %)!!)% The Rank Advancement we achieve during our years in Boy Scouts are: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star Scout, Life Scout and Eagle Scout. To start each boy on this advancement “Trail to Eagle” , our Troop provides a program to aid your boy in attaining his First Class Rank as soon as possible. This program is called “Trail to First Class.” By helping your boy reach the rank of First Class quickly, he is more likely to continue on in the Scouting Program. As part of the Trail to First Class program our “PLC” , and the Registered Adult Leaders, will work with your boy to learn the skills needed to navigate their way on the “The Trail to First Class” . New scouts are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the program to learn the skills of Scoutcraft, Woodcraft and Campcraft along “The Trail to First Class” .