Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Thanks to the dads who joined our camp-out after work on Monday night, we were able to offer a Totin' Chip program for our Tenderfoot Scouts. One of our troop's Star Scouts also joined the teaching ranks for the evening (completing a portion of his Eagle required Communications Merit Badge in the process).
The boys were first given the safety & rules talk, which is always a good place to start when preparing to swing and use sharp tools.
The axe yards were assembled and the boys took turns using the axe and the saw.
Joseph was a natural with the axe... we might have to convert to a wood stove!
Joseph also found his niche at the sharpening station (sharpening all 3 or 4 of the pocket knives he brought along).