liquid fuel stoves
Sun, 21 Feb 1993 13:37:36 EST
> I know we have covered this before but I was speaking with a SM today who
> did not know that BSA restricts the use of liquid fuel camp stoves by
> scouts. Could someone please send me a reference to this policy again.
Don, the policy, as implemented here in Santa Clara County Council, is that
the _only_ liquid fuel that may be used by Scouts is the fuel required for
the standard 'Coleman' type stoves, and only under adult supervision. This
does include the small backpacking stoves like the Peak-1 that are
self-priming as well.
With this interpretation of the National guidelines, we have not been
affected to any great degree. The preferred stove usage are for the ones
that use the propane gas cylinders of course, but many (about 80%) of our
troops still have the old 'white gas' type stoves still, and no one has
offered to replace them for the Scouts <g>.
The other group impacted by the guidelines is the OA.
Our OA Ceremonies teams have been prohibited from using 'go juice' (diesel
fuel) for their torches and 'smudge' pots also... they have started getting
real creative with the use of paraffin (household wax).
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