Re: Whittlin' Chip for GSUSA
Beth Allerton (BETHPET@NERVM.NERDC.UFL.EDU)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 09:40:30 EDT
On Fri, 22 Apr 1994 04:37:38 EDT Steve Souza said:
>The question comes to mind, is there something like this training and card
>for Girl Scouts to show they are qualified and may carry a pocket knife
>while on Scout outings??
>My daughter is well versed in outdoor skills having grown up with an older
>brother in Scouts and being part of a family that enjoys the outdoors
>regularly, however... in her Cadet Troop they do not teach knife/axe use nor
>do they have a card or other document to show who is trained...
>Are they behind the times or is there no comparable function for Girl
No, they are showing their cautionary tendencies. Knives are traditionally
hung on a knife board (pegged board w/ initials) in camp, and only used when
necessary. I remember wearing mine around my neck on a lace, but that isn't
what is taught. My council (I don't THINK it's national) isn't teaching
axe use anymore. Knife safety is taught in Brownies and juniors, and I think
it's somewhere in one of the Cadette/Senior books. I believe it is up to the
troop whether knives are carried and used without direct supervision, and is
usually OK for Cadettes/Seniors. I know some of my Juniors aren't capable.
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