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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in woodland care.

Buildings tend to stay drier with roofs on them.   Wood shakes have been used for a very long time and they last as long as asphalt shingles.  Here's a great video that shows wood shingles and wood shakes on the same building, how to shingle and how to cleave the shakes with a froe.


To get certified for this BB, post the following pics:  

- Wood chunk before splitting
- action pic
- 6 rough shakes, 20 inches long and at least 6 inches wide

 
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