Totin' Chip

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The [[Totin' Chip]] certification grants a [[Boy Scout]] the right to carry and use woods tools. {{Infobox_Award
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== Requirements ==
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This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility to do the following:
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:1. Read and understand woods tools use and safety rules from the ''Boy Scout Handbook''.
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:2. Demonstrate proper handling, care, and use of the pocket knife, ax, and saw.
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:3. Use knife, ax, and saw as tools, not playthings.
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:4. Respect all safety rules to protect others.
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:5. Respect property. Cut living and dead trees only with permission and with good reason.
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:6. Subscribe to the Outdoor Code.
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The Scout's "Totin' Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility.
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== Notes ==
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[[Image:totinchip.jpg|thumb|The Totin' Chip [[temporary patch]]]]
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Scouts who earn the Totin' Chip are encouraged to then earn the [[Paul Bunyan Woodsman]], which is an application of the skills learned in Totin' Chip.
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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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Even though the patch is shaped like a pocket flap, wearing it on a pocket flap does not conform to [[uniform]] standards. Per the BSA:
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{{quote|The Totin' Chip patch is considered a ''''Temporary Patch'''' and, if worn, <u>should be worn centered on the RIGHT Pocket of the Boy Scout [[uniform]] shirt</u>. It should NOT be sewn on a pocket flap.}}
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== Notes ==
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==Requirement resources==
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'''1'''. [[Boy Scout Handbook]]. <br>
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'''2'''. [[Knife]] - [[Ax and Saw]]. <br>
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'''3'''. [[Knife]] - [[Ax and Saw]]. <br>
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'''6'''. [[Outdoor Code]].<br>
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==Related awards==
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{{Outdoor Awards Links}}
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{{Art Awards Links}}
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== See also ==
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* [[Age-Appropriate Guidelines]]
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* [[Tiger Cub Scout]]s cannot use any knife, saw, or ax.
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* [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf]] and [[Bear Cub Scout]], and [[Webelos Scout]]s can use pocketknives and earn the [[Whittling Chip]] award.
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* [[Boy Scouts]] can earn the [[Totin' Chip]] award and [[Paul Bunyan Woodsman]].
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* [[Awards]] and [[Cub Scout Awards]]
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|{{Boy Scout portal}}{{clear}}{{Varsity Scout portal}}{{clear}}
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===Relevant conversation(s) on MeritBadge.Net===
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* [http://www.meritbadge.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=3561 Totin' Chip card]
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== Help with these requirements ==
 
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== External links ==
 
[[Category:Special Opportunities]]
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[[Category:Campcraft]]
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[[Category:Boy Scout awards]]
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[[Category:Varsity Scout awards]]

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The Totin' Chip certification grants a Boy Scout the right to carry and use woods tools.

Totin' Chip

The Totin' Chip
Created:1950
Level:Boy Scout, Varsity Scout


Contents



Totin' Chip requirements

The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility to do the following:

  1. Read and understand woods tools use and safety rules from the Boy Scout Handbook.
  2. Demonstrate proper handling, care, and use of the pocket knife, ax, and saw.
  3. Use knife, ax, and saw as tools, not playthings.
  4. Respect all safety rules to protect others.
  5. Respect property. Cut living and dead trees only with permission and with good reason.
  6. Subscribe to the Outdoor Code.

The Scout's "Totin' Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

The Totin' Chip temporary patch
The Totin' Chip temporary patch

Scouts who earn the Totin' Chip are encouraged to then earn the Paul Bunyan Woodsman, which is an application of the skills learned in Totin' Chip.

Even though the patch is shaped like a pocket flap, wearing it on a pocket flap does not conform to uniform standards. Per the BSA:

The Totin' Chip patch is considered a 'Temporary Patch' and, if worn, should be worn centered on the RIGHT Pocket of the Boy Scout uniform shirt. It should NOT be sewn on a pocket flap.


Requirement resources

1. Boy Scout Handbook.
2. Knife - Ax and Saw.
3. Knife - Ax and Saw.
6. Outdoor Code.


Related awards

Outdoor-related awards

Art-related awards


See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal

Relevant conversation(s) on MeritBadge.Net

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