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Chainsaw Safety Training Course



For any future wood-cutting volunteers at Camp Robert Drake, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America requires that any persons felling trees more than 3 inches in diameter by any means be approved by the camp ranger, be 18 years of age, and meet one of the following requirements:


1)      be a professional forester


2)      be a certified arborist


3)      attend the training for Camp Ranger skills at National Camping School


4)      hold written documentation of chainsaw safety techniques as recognized by               the state or federal government


         5)  successfully complete BSA Chain Saw Safety Training course, No. 20-136


That took a long time to get to option number 5.  The course won’t be that long.  Skilled forester Gene Mochel will provide the BSA Chain Saw Safety Training course, No. 20-136 on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Camp Robert Drake.  The course will begin at 8:00 am and conclude by 12:15.  Please bring any chain saw equipment and safety gear that you can for the training course.  If you do not have equipment, certified wood-cutter Gene will provide tools as needed.  Please note that the purpose of this course is to provide training for future wood-cutting volunteers at Camp Drake. Please bring a copy of a current health history.  This training will require physical stamina in wood-cutting, log hauling, and limb removal.   This course has room for only 8 students.


Earlier Event: March 16
March Tool Time
Later Event: April 13
April Tool Time