The Official BSA Totin' Chip is the Wallet Card shown above (No. 34234B) and/or a Patch (No. 08597).
The Totin' Chip Patch is considered a "Temporary Patch"
and, if worn,
should be worn centered on the RIGHT Pocket of the Scouts BSA Uniform Shirt.
It should NOT be sewn on a pocket flap
This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. The Scout must show their Scout leader, or someone designated by their leader, that the Scout understands their responsibility to do the following:
- Read and understand woods tools use and safety rules from the Scouts BSA handbooks.
- Demonstrate proper handling, care, and use of the pocket knife, ax, and saw.
- Use knife, ax, and saw as tools, not playthings.
- Respect all safety rules to protect others.
- Respect property. Cut living and dead trees only with permission and good reason.
- Subscribe to the Outdoor Code.
The Scout's "Totin' Rights" can be taken away if they fail in their responsibility.
These older versions of the Totin' Chip card (No. 4234, 34234 and 34234A), shown below, are still valid.
Source: Scouts BSA Requirements 2019