Paul Bunyan Patch

Paul Bunyan Woodsman


Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2019.

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Study the Boy Scout Handbook Scouts BSA handbooks and the Camping merit badge pamphlet, and demonstrate to your Scoutmaster or other qualified person the following:

  1. Explain the most likely hazards you may encounter while participating in camping activities and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.
  2. Show that you know first aid for Injuries that could occur while using woods tools.
  3. 1. Show that you have earned Earn the Totin' Chip.
  4. 2. Help a Scout or patrol earn the Totin' Chip, and demonstrate to him (them) them the value of proper woods-tools use on a troop camping trip.
  5. Earn the Firem'n Chit.
  6. Be familiar with the proper and safe use of woods tools including:
    1. Ax
    2. Hatchet
    3. Loppers
    4. McLeod
    5. Pulaski
    6. Saw
    7. Shovel
  7. 3. With official approval and supervision, do ONE of the following: using woods tools, spend at least two hours doing one of the following conservation oriented projects:
    1. Clear trails or fire lanes.
    2. Trim a downed tree, cut into four" 4-foot lengths, and stack; make a brush pile with the branches.
    3. Build a natural retaining wall or irrigation way to aid in a planned conservation effort.

In addition to the Patch shown at the top of this page, a wallet card ( No. 34235A) shown below, is available.

Bunyan Wallet Card

The older version of the wallet card (No. 4235) is shown below.

old Paul Bunyan Wallet Card


Page updated on: January 29, 2020

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