Re: Totin' Chip
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Wed, 13 Jul 1994 19:25:56 CST
When I was faculty for NCS Scoutcraft and Program sections, the Totin' Chip
was presented as a means of recognizing (licensing if you will) scouts who
had demonstrated the requisite skills. There was discussion about it's
being implemented as a troop item rather than the camp's and that a staff
member should not deface a scout's Totin' Chip (i.e., tear off a corner)
for any reason. If there was a 'miss use' issue, it should be reported to
the unit leader for appropriate action. The Totin' Chip is not, and to my
knowledge has never been, a "requirement" for any rank.
To my way of thinking, Totin' Chips are a desirable ADDITION to a troop's
program, as are Firemen's Chits.
As an aside, one unit's SM revoked all Firemen's Chits of his troop when the
scouts went to the dining hall and left a smoldering fire in camp. They
had no fires in their camp until some of the scouts got busy and 're-earned'
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Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 18
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