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.
Totin Chip Card
A Scout who completes the requirement for the Totin’ Chip certification shows that he or she has the knowledge and skills to safely handle wood tools, such as an ax, hatchet, pocketknife, or hand saw.
Second Class requirement 2 is related to cooking and outdoor skills. Scouts learn how to prepare a fire, cook outdoors, safely prepare and store foods, and tie some knots.
Scouts working on the Tenderfoot rank learn the basic knots they need to use in the outdoors. They also learn how to care for their tools and how to use them safely.
A reader asks about cutting the corners from a Whittling Chip card when the owner commits a safety infraction.
What is the best way to treat a knife cut? This article from Boy’s Life magazine explains how to stop the bleeding, clean the cut, and dress the wound.