Re: Wood Chip reqs.
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Wed, 20 Apr 1994 13:22:42 EDT
Michael Dobson <dobson@NET.USUHS.MIL> writes:
>In a rare lucid moment Settummanque, the blackeagle wrote:
>> "Jeffery A. Chandler" <chandler@CRICK.SSCTR.BCM.TMC.EDU> writes:
>> >Can anyone help me out with the requirements for the Wood Chip card?
>> Well...I haven't found any reference to a Wood Chip card, but I do
>> know about the Totem' Chip card (and in some local Councils, the
>> patch). Is THAT what you mean, Jeff?
>If he does indeed mean the Wood Chip card then he is talking about the
>version for Cub Scouts.
Nah...he meant the Whittling Chip card that was introduced with the
new Bear Program in the later 80s. The "requirements" for the card is
printed on the card itself, and within the Bear Book in Achievement
19, Chips and Shavings.
To update those that replied about the Totem' Chip card used in their
Councils, the card was a BSA printed card but NOT used as part of the
program until 1971. Up until that time, several local Councils used
the cards but had differing requirements for it. Some of them used
the card in connection with the Paul Bunyon Axeman award and others
used it as a separate program.
The earliest reference to the card can be found in a 1951 "Scouting
Quarterly" (the prerunner to Scouting) in a article about the Paul
Bunyon Axeman award. The card itself did not show up in BSA
literture until the SCOUT Handbook in 1972 (the art-deco version).
Since that time, the card along with the Fire'em Chip card, were
shown and explained in the Boy Scout Requirements booklets. I've went
back to 1963's BSA requirements book and could not find anything
So, the BSA made the card a program item in 1971, although many of us
had cards before that date (I've got one from 1969 and 1970, with NO
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