Totin' Chip

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The [[Totin' Chip]] certification grants a [[Boy Scout]] the right to carry and use woods tools.
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== Notes ==
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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.
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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Even though the patch is shaped like a pocket flap, wearing it on a pocket flap does not conform to [[uniform]] standards. Per 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."
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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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== See also ==
== See also ==
* [[Age-Appropriate Guidelines]]
* [[Age-Appropriate Guidelines]]
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* [[Tiger]]s cannot use any knife, saw, or ax.
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* [[Tiger Cub Scout]]s cannot use any knife, saw, or ax.
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* [[Wolf]], [[Bear]], and [[Webelos]] Cub Scouts can use pocketknives and earn the [[Whittling Chip]] award.
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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.
* [[Boy Scouts]] can earn the [[Totin' Chip]] award and [[Paul Bunyan Woodsman]].
* [[Boy Scouts]] can earn the [[Totin' Chip]] award and [[Paul Bunyan Woodsman]].
* [[Awards]] and [[Cub Scout Awards]]
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Totin' Chip

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

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



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)

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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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