SCOUT FORESTER ACTIVITY BADGE

 On the course we cover the theory on the Tuesday nights .Saturday, 

they put theory into practise.

How to earn your badge

  1. Identify at least eight common types of tree that grow in your area, including both deciduous and coniferous.
  2. Find out how to identify trees using identification keys.
  3. Prepare the soil and successfully transplant a young tree.
  4. Find out how both natural woodland and commercial forests are managed. Be aware of the damage these areas may be exposed to from wind, frost, fire and animals.
  5. Show how to select, use and care for forestry equipment, and know the safety issues involved.
  6. Show how to fell and trim out a tree or lay a hedge.

Information: HMS Victory took 6000 Oak Trees to build and entered service 1778 That is a lot of trees!!!!!

Trees mainly from the South of England

Leave Recognition 

 

Parts Of Axe 

Learning how to use a Bush Saw  

 

Safety Rules For Knife, Axe & Saw

1) Wear boots or hard shoes not trainers.
2) Take off anything that could get tangled like scarf’s.
3) Never use an axe or saw with a loose head or blade.
4) Ensure that there are no overhanging trees or bushes.
5) Make sure that on one is closer than 3 axe lengths.
6) Always use a firm chopping block.
7) Do not use a knife, axe, or saw when you are tired.
8) Always mask the axe or saw and put away when not needed.
9) Always keep tools clean and sharp.
10) Carry axes and saws correctly.
11) When using a knife always cut away from you.
12) Never throw knifes or stick them in the ground.

Learn about Woodland Management 











Above & below is Tree  Recognition  Dial  get from Woodland Trust

Scouts being shown tools and safety Rules  

 Image result for scout replacing head for axe

 Image result for how to put new head for axe

Timber is chipped and put back into the woodland

 Chain Saw is used in Thriftwood  by Trained member of Thriftwood 

 

 Scouts using a Push/Pull Saw Videos

Bob a Team Member showing how to cut a tree

Logging Up 

Tree Ropped Off 

Log Splitting with Wedges