The new Guide to Safe Scouting has been released online.

Probably the biggest change I found was in the Age Appropriate Activities chart where the use of pocketknives for Tiger and Wolf Cub Scouts has been removed. I don’t think it has a great impact on the program – we used to do our Whittling Chip activities near the end of Wolf year in the past – but I’m also not sure if the BSA saw a rash of severed fingers coming back in from younger Cubs inappropriately using their pocketknives either.

Reasons aside, pocketknives are now prohibited until the boys turn Bear.