Lecture: Youth Volunteer Training

Knife Works - Olympia Center

This session will focus on learning how to teach youth techniques to safely use knives and other sharp objects in the outdoor setting.

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We will be meeting in room 102 of the Olympia Center from 6:30-8:30pm.

 

This session will focus on learning how to teach youth techniques to safely use knives and other sharp objects in the outdoor setting.

Brian and Becky Nielson, Dirk and Dixie Havlak, and Jim French will be primary presenters but all who attend will have the opportunity to present their knowledge and techniques and bring any additional input to the table.

We will also work as a team to create curriculum that will be used camps and workshops but also for credentialing our youth to use sharp things.

Activities will include:

First aid kit supplies and use, Safety zone and handling knives, using a knife with a stroke away from the body as in peeling or whittling a stick, more advanced cutting as in coring and peeling an apple or soap, hatchet and saw use if we have time.

We will sit in a circle with our cutting boards and knives and explore the best ways to approach these skills.

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Required Equipment

Notepad and Pencil

Cutting board

Pocket knife or other hiking or backpacking knives

You can bring a hatchet or saw you think would be useful for kids.

Any resources you have about teaching, safety, types of gear to promote, etc.

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