The Totin' Chip certification grants a Boy Scout the right to carry and use woods tools.
The Totin' Chip
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:
The Scout's "Totin' Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility.
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 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."
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See Outdoor Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Hiking Skills - Hydration - Outdoor Gear - Tents - Water Purification - Weather Skills
- Age-Appropriate Guidelines
- Tigers cannot use any knife, saw, or ax.
- Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Cub Scouts can use pocketknives and earn the Whittling Chip award.
- Boy Scouts can earn the Totin' Chip award and Paul Bunyan Woodsman.
- Awards and Cub Scout Awards
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