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I have always like the way they thought knife safety in Cub Scouts. It is called the Whittling Chip. Here is a link to the description: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Whittling_Chip_Course You would be amazed on how much the kids love the quiz portion: Knife Safety Quiz Part I: Circle the correct answer True / False 1. A knife is NOT a toy. True ...


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This answer is going into a slightly different direction than fgysin's one since I just noticed that your question is about activities, not technique itself. My suggestions might be obvious to some, but this is what I would teach (and how I learned handling knives): making a "spear" (or improvised trekking pole, if you prefer) from sticks, i.e. remove the ...


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As a kid we often went on hiking trips and I got my first knife when I was around eight to ten years old. Below are some of the things my parents looked out for when I was a child. Obviously this is addressed at an even younger age than OP described, so you might have to adapt it accordingly... General advice For beginners either get a fixed blade, or one ...



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