On Saturday, BSA Troop 71 scouts attended Pack 272's opening campfire. The scouts taught cubs how to whittle. Whittling is the method of carving an object out of wood in a series of steps, slicing off tiny pieces. The scouts taught the cubs about the Blood Circle, the Do Not Whittle Triangle, how to safely hand a knife to someone, and many other whittling techniques. They also helped build a beautiful campfire over which the cubs got to roast marshmallows for s'mores.
The cub scouts made boats and arrows using plastic knives to carve soap.