A pocket knife is a rite of passage for young backpackers and scouts alike and teaching them how to use it property is a prerequisite to accepting the responsibility.
First, make sure they know exactly how the knife works before using it. Specifically, how it opens, closes, the different blades and tools – these are important first steps. Once these are understood, your charge can move on to the dos and don’ts.
Regardless of what type of knife your scout uses these tip will help keep them safe. If they’ll be outdoors a lot, here are some general tips they should know.
Sure knives can be dangerous but everyone should learn how to use them safely.
Remember to ease them into it, after all they didn't start with the sharp pencil, they started with the big fat crayon.
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