Re: Wood Carving @ Summer Camp
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Tue, 28 Jun 1994 00:12:26 EDT
Haluska Ed <edh@MAILS.IMED.COM> writes:
>The purpose of this posting is to help Scouts (BSA Scouts in
>particular) get the most out of a Wood Carving merit badge at
>I am a wood carving merit badge counselor, and for the past few
>years I have been volunteering to help with the wood carving
>merit badge course at whatever camp my troop is attending. Here are
>some common problem areas I have observed:
(Ed gives some GREAT hints...if you would please resend a copy with
those (and other) comments, I am SURE that this would be an excellent
addition to our archives. You need to send a copy to Jon Edison
(Edison@tcubvm.is.tcu.edu) in order to have it placed in our archives.
I'm keeping a personal copy because I'm great at the campcraft stuff
but TERRIBLE with the old handicrafts! This will help out a lot of
Scouters here greatly!
If you don't mind, I'm going to send a copy of your "national notes"
to Roy Bates, whom presently serves as one of the Associate Directors
in the BSA's Health and Safety Division. While I am sure that they've
thought out this aspect of camp safety, it won't hurt them to be
"joustled" once more, especially from a longtime carver as yourself.
I'll send it (unless you tell me NOT to) on my normal Friday morning
>Now, if anyone up at BSA National is paying attention (or if any
>of you have some connections...) here are a few other points:
>1. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF CROSS-BLOOD CONTAMINATION AT
>SUMMER CAMP WOOD CARVING COURSES. When a Scout cuts himself
>badly, he often slings blood all over the place, including
>the knives that are in use. If a second Scout then cuts
>himself with a contaminated knife.... I recommend that
>it be required that a mild bleach solution or other viricide
>be available to decontaminate knives and gouges after a
>2. The wood-carving merit badge book should be up-dated to include
>the use of safety gloves, and possibly include an explicit
>warning on blood contamination.
>3. Develop a slip-stick kit that can be sold in the trading
>post and through the Scout catalog.
>| | |
>| Edward A. Haluksa | |
>| 61O5 Deer Run | |
>| Angleton, Texas 77515 | |
>| firstname.lastname@example.org | |
Thanks again, Ed!
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