This video by Mr. Heaton teaches scouts about contact axemenship, using a small axe held in contact with the wood to quickly split kindling. This skill is often used during the Klondike Derby.
You must have a valid Totin’ Chip in order to use an axe, folding saw, bow-saw, or a knife at any scouting event. State, County, City, Council, Camp, or Troop rules and regulations may apply. Consult your Government Agency, Scoutmaster, or SPL for more information.