This is the Basic Chain Saw Operators Course that meets the National Camping Standard FA-712 Trees must be felled and chain saws used in a safe manner.
This is a 2 year certification and will instruct the attendee in proper maintenance, personal protective equipment, and correct technique that are critical components of safe chain saw operation and tree felling. Bay-Lakes Council properties rely on chain saws to help clear trails, remove deadfalls, clear timber, and stockpile wood for campfires.
If you have not completed a Basic Course or refresher Course within the past 2 years, you will need to attend to continue using a chain saw on Council Properties.
Each participant must have with them proper Safety Equipment, to include hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, leather gloves, protective chaps or pants, leather boots – steel toe prefered.
Each participant must have a fully operational saw with owners manual, a working chain brake, fuel, bar oil, a field maintenance kit, falling ax or pounder and plastic wedges.
You must be at least 18 year of age and be a registered Adult Scouter.
Bring a lunch, Camp will have water and coffee available.