Fred Johnson wrote:Topic was raised at last night's troop meeting.
ESSPW says: "*Power tools considered hazardous, like circular saws, must be operated by adults who are experienced in their use. See the Guide to Safe Scouting." I don't see it yet in the 2011 G2SS but I know a new G2SS is coming. So...
The project in question has a fair number of cuts to be done and a good number of screws to be added. So here's what I was going to suggest to the coach / scout.
#1 Eagle candidate should hold a short training session for scouts using any tool or any process.
#2 Skilled adults only - circular saws, power saws, power miter box
#3 Scouts - hand held power drills for pre-drilling holes and driving screws
QUESTION - hand-held router for rounding edges. I'm more concerned with quality then safety with this one. Routers are pretty safe if handled appropriately. So if the eagle candidate can train another scout to use it with sufficient quality, do you think it's okay to have a scout using a power router? Heck, I'd rather have a scout using a power router than an axe yard.
FrankJ wrote:In real life, it is going to be whatever YOUR council decides to accept. If it was my decision, if the project has district (council) approval, then use the paper work (work book) that was approved to finish the project. After some reasonable date announced by council only projects using the new work book would be approved. This means projects approved using the old (now current) workbook will be completed over the next couple of years, but you do not make the scout rewrite the project in the new workbook.
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Bill Pitcher wrote:We have started the Scouts using the new ESSPWB and have heard no complaints yet!
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