Michigan Crossroads Council - Chainsaw Training 2024

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Chainsaw Training 2024

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The Michigan Crossroads Council is looking to increase the number of dedicated volunteers and professionals that help us maintain the tree work at our five beautiful camps.  Chainsaw Safety Training is valid for 2 years from date of completion.  If you have an interest in helping cut at any of our camps, or need to recertify, then this is the training for you!

SUMMARY

Operating a chainsaw is inherently hazardous. Proper maintenance, personal protective equipment, and correct technique are critical components of safe chainsaw operation. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Our Boy Scouts of America properties rely on chainsaws to help clear trails, remove deadfalls, clear timber, and stockpile wood for campfires and heating buildings. To allow for this use, specific guidelines for safety have been adapted for use at all BSA activities. The National Camp Accreditation Program Standards, No. 430-056, require that any person who operates a chainsaw be approved by the Council designee. Chainsaw operators must be at least 21 years old and meet one of the following requirements: be a professional forester with current credentials and liability insurance; be a certified arborist with credentials; have written documentation of training in chainsaw techniques from either (1) a state or federally recognized chainsaw training course approved by the council or (2) the BSA Chainsaw Basic Training Course, No. 430-136.
 



COURSE OVERVIEW

Get certified to safely operate a chainsaw, fell, limb and buck trees. In addition to the requirements listed above, participants must also:

  • Be able to lift at least 40 pounds
  • Wear long pants
  • Wear steel-toed boots
  • Wear leather work gloves that fit well

This roughly 6-hour course will spend a majority of the time outside so make sure to dress weather appropriate.  You may bring your own personal protective equipment (PPE) if you wish, but PPE will be available at camp for participants.  Chainsaw PPE includes: Hard Hat, Eye/Face Protection, Hearing Protection, & Chainsaw Chaps.


NOTE: All Chainsaw Safety Trainees are required to watch the video below before attending the course:


* Please note that other content on YouTube is not under control of the Michigan Crossroads Council


For questions about a specific course, please reach out to the Camp Ranger for that particular property.

Contact
When & Where
D-bar-A Scout Ranch - Metamora (Fall)
D-bar-A Scout Ranch
Saturday 09-14-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET
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Camp Teetonkah - Jackson (Fall)
Camp Teetonkah
Saturday 09-21-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET
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Camp Rotary - Clare (Fall)
Camp Rotary
Saturday 10-05-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET
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Cole Canoe Base - Alger (Fall)
Cole Canoe Base
Saturday 10-19-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET
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Gerber Scout Reservation - Twin Lake (Fall)
Gerber Scout Reservation
Saturday 11-09-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET
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Camp Rotary - Clare (Spring)
Camp Rotary
Saturday 04-06-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET Past
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Gerber Scout Reservation - Twin Lake (Spring)
Gerber Scout Reservation
Saturday 04-13-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET Past
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Cole Canoe Base - Alger (Spring)
Cole Canoe Base
Saturday 04-20-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET Past
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D-bar-A Scout Ranch - Metamora (Spring)
D-bar-A Scout Ranch
Saturday 05-04-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET Past
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Camp Teetonkah - Jackson (Spring)
Camp Teetonkah
Saturday 05-11-2024
9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET Past
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