Pack 722 Pocket Knife RulesThe Leaders of Pack 722 recognizes that Cub Scouts look forward to using a pocket knife. It is our Pack's goal that any interested Cub Scout learn how to safely use a pocket knife with his parent's permission. We have established the following mandatory policy for safe pocket knife use.
Cub Scouts in Pack 722 may carry and use pocket knives ONLY when they obey the following rules:
- Only Cub Scouts that have earned a Whittling Chip Card may carry and use a pocket knife.
- Knives may only be carried on outdoor camping trips, hikes or other approved activities ONLY when permitted by the Cubmaster or other Leader.
- The Whittling Chip Card MUST be carried by the Cub Scout at all times when he is carrying or using his pocket knife.
- Cub Scouts may use their pocket knife only when the Cubmaster or a designated Leader is directly supervising the Cub Scout's activities. The supervising adult MUST NOT be involved in any other activities while supervising Cub Scouts' use of knives.
- CUB SCOUTS MUST NEVER CARRY THEIR POCKET KNIVES TO SCHOOL OR SCOUT ACTIVITIES AT SCHOOL.
- Under no conditions are switchblade knives or sheath knives permitted.
- Pack 722 Leadership (Cub Master, Committee Chair, or Den Leaders) have the final authority on knife use at all official pack events.
Cub Scouts who do not obey the Pack 722 Pocket Knife Rules and the Whittling Chip Card will lose the privilege of carrying and using a pocket knife; the knife and the card will be taken away, and returned to the parent. The following guidelines will be used:
- For a minor infraction, one corner of the Whittling Chip card will be cut off. If all four corners of the card are cut off, the Cub Scout will lose his Whittling Chip Card for 3 months. With the approval of the Cubmaster, he may re-earn the card after 3 months.
- For major infractions, including any accident, the Cub Scout will lose his Whittling Chip Card immediately for 3 months. With the approval of the Cubmaster, he may re-earn the card after 3 months.