Bear Claws Adventure
Adventure Goal: Learn use, care, and safety for knives.
Complete the following requirements.
- Learn about three common designs of pocketknives.
- Learn knife safety and earn your Whittling Chip.*
- Do one of the following:
- Using a pocketknife, carve two items.
- 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.
Ideas for Adventure Requirements:
- JackKnife, PenKnife, MultiPurpose Knife are all described in the Bear Handbook.
- Doing a slow, thorough job of presenting and practicing all the Whittling Chip information and skills is crucial. This should take longer than one den meeting.
- Scouts can practice with soap and a plastic knife, but a real knife is supposed to be used to do this carving.
Den Meeting Ideas for Claws Adventure:
Sep 12, 2016 - Jim Hectorne
Sep 13, 2016 - Scouter Paul
Mar 29, 2017 - Teisha M Combes
Mar 29, 2017 - Scouter Paul
@Teisha - Hmmm, maybe that's why knives should not be used by Lions, Tigers, or Wolves. Bear Scouts are the youngest scouts that are supposed to use knives in Scouting - see this page.
Nov 06, 2019 - Sheryl
Dec 04, 2019 - Annie D
I also know there is a chance that I will get hurt (accidents happen). I will allow a leader to provide first aid, I will remain calm, and I will use this as a learning experience.
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Dec 05, 2019 - Tony Telesca
Making widdling chip a 2 den meeting process for the 3 Bears!
Jan 09, 2020 - Chris Richard
Aug 19, 2021 - Mary Ann Thomas
Aug 19, 2021 - Scouter Paul
@Mary Ann - That is not correct. Please see https://www.scouting.org/about/faq/question6/
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