A reader asks about cutting the corners from a Whittling Chip card when the owner commits a safety infraction.
Finding Your Way is one of the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures. For the Finding Your Way adventure, Wolves learn map and compass skills.
Scouts should know how to build a fire. I am always amazed how many kids don’t understand the concept of using tinder and small sticks. This snack will help introduce the concept.
Skits can be a great way to start an instruction program. They get everyone’s attention focused. I saw this How to Build a Fire skit at a camporee, but it would also work as an introduction to a session on fire building
When a Cub Scout earns his or her Whittling Chip, that means he or she is ready to handle a knife safely. Most units give the Cub Scout a Whittling Chip card upon completing these requirements.
Projects for Scouts give youth an opportunity to build something useful. Make sure your project is appropriate for the age group and don’t forget about safety instruction for any tools you will be using.