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bulletContact wood splitting practice
bulletPatrol competition
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bullet12"x5" native wood and short handled axe for each Patrol

In relay fashion the first member of each Patrol steps up to a chopping block, splits the wood in half, places axe in chopping block, and touches off the second member, who runs up and splits a half, as does the third member in his turn, etc. In this manner the wood is split into as many pieces as there are Scouts in the largest Patrol. Smaller Patrols will have one or more members repeat. Arrange players in single file so that they can readily observe their team mates.


Arrange players as illustrated so that they can readily observe their team mates.

Prime Consideration Safety

Throw your weight on the side of safety. Establish the rule - and insist upon it - "Two axe-lengths away!" that is, everybody shall stand at least two axe-lengths away from the chopper. An "axe-length" means the length of the handle plus the length of your arm.

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