Paul Bunyan Patch

Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award


Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2021.

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Study the Scouts BSA handbooks handbook 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 using woods tools listed in requirement 5 and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, manage, and respond to these hazards.
  2. Show that you know first aid for Injuries that could occur while using woods tools.
  3. Earn the Totin' Chip.
  4. Help a Scout or patrol earn the Totin' Chip, and demonstrate to them the value of proper woods-tools use.
  5. Be familiar with the proper and safe use, maintenance, and storage of woods tools including:
    • a. Ax Axe
    • b. Hatchet
    • c. Loppers
    • d. McLeod
    • e. Pickax
    • f. Pry bar
    • g. Pulaski
    • h. Saw
    • i. Shovel
    • Pick Axe
    • Pry bar
  6. Demonstrate proper use of four of the tools listed in requirement 5.
  7. With unit leader approval and supervision, using woods tools, spend at least two hours doing one of the following conservation oriented projects:
    • a. Clear trails or fire lanes for two hours.
    • b. Trim a downed tree, cut into 4-foot lengths, and stack; make a brush pile with branches.
    • c. 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.


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



Page updated on: May 08, 2022

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