Re: Sheath Knife Problem
Bob Haar (rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM)
Fri, 24 Sep 1993 09:32:48 EDT
> Sheath knives are not a problem for us. They are forbidden and that
> is that! Even the adult scouters who have carried them for years
> don't. That is covered in all our training although I don't remember
> the chapter and verse where it is written.
That is our policy as well. But it is the decision of the local
unit for most camping. Camporees, etc. may have there own rules.
If the issue is relative to summer camp, you should also look
at their regulations.
We have found that sheath knives encourage the wrong sorts
of activities - knife throwing,etc. - and the scouts are too
likely to carry them around without adequate protection. They
should know better from the "totin chip" training, but they often
We recommend that our scouts use a lock-blade folding knife
if they want anything beyond the typical jack knife.
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