Rules and Guidelines
Note ~ All participants may use hand clippers, chisels, sanding blocks, knives, hand drill and hand saw - among other hand tools. Participants age 14 and older may also use powered palm sanders, finish sanders, power drills and small grinders (Dremel). No child under 14 will be allowed to handle any power tool during this course - no exceptions. No participant will be allowed to operate power tools such as a table saw, circular saw, planer, drum sander, miter saw or band saw.
All participants are expected to follow the Boy Scout Oath and Law. If your child is not a Boy Scout – please help familiarize them to these core expectations.
No use of electronics without permission by instructor(s).
Students will be expected to work as a team AND to the best of their ability. They will NOT be allowed to disrupt others.
John Hodnefield has been with BSA for over 10 years and is an Eagle Scout (1991), Wood Badge trained and member of the OA. John is also current with BSA Youth Protection.
Boardwalk DIY Studio volunteers are not licensed teachers, daycare providers or babysitters (for lack of a better term). We do have over 11 years of mentoring and teaching students ages 7 – 17 and over 20 years in wood working, crafts, business and entrepreneurship.
Students will be permitted to leave the facility – only at the approved end times for each day – OR when a parent/guardian makes arrangements to pick them up outside of the daily schedule.
Dismissal from Program/Refunds
If parent(s) must be called to pick up their child because of their child’s inability to follow rules and expectations at an activity – there will be no refunds, no re-admittance for the rest of the week and an approved parent/guardian must pick them up from the session. We cannot let the child leave and walk/bike home on their own.
However, the parent/guardian does have the opportunity to try and talk their child out of whatever rule(s) they are having issues following and we can all return back to class.
Who should not attend?
Please don’t attend if you think this is an easy way to earn a few merit badges. Your attitude and drive will either help you – or allow you to fail. We are here to help those who want to succeed. If you/your student continually interferes with the class – we will be forced to dismiss them from the class. If you think your student may have issues – please be respectful and remain in the parking lot. Remember, no refunds.