Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award
A scout that has earned his Totin' Chip can demonstrate advanced woodsman skills by teaching Totin' Chip skills to other scouts and completing a woodsman work project.
There is a wallet card and patch for backpack or blanket available.
To earn this certification, study the Scouts BSA handbook and the Camping merit badge pamphlet, and demonstrate to your Scoutmaster or other qualified person the following:
- Explain the most likely hazards you may encounter while using woods tools listed in Requirement 5 and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, manage, and respond to these hazards.
- Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while using woods tools.
- Earn the Totin' Chip.
- Help a Scout or patrol earn the Totin' Chip, and demonstrate to them the value of proper woods tools use.
- Be familiar with the proper and safe use, maintenance, and storage of woods tools including:
- Pry bar
- Demonstrate proper use of four of the tools listed in Requirement 5.
- With unit leader approval and supervision, using woods tools, spend at least two hours doing one of the following conservation oriented projects:
- Clear trails or fire lanes.
- Trim a downed tree, cut into 4-foot lengths, and stack; make a brush pile with branches.
- Build a natural retaining wall or irrigation way to aid in a planned conservation effort.
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