Re: Sheath Knife Problem
My Name (crenn@HPMPEA2.CUP.HP.COM)
Fri, 24 Sep 1993 12:53:08 PDT
Subject: Re: Sheath Knife Problem
>The question of sheath knives really brings up a more general question
>of how much "danger" or "risk" should be allowed in scouting. Obviously
>scouting has an element of risk. Infact, that is one of the reasons
>that many boys join scouting and continue to enjoy scouting.
Steve, Good question. One we will never answer definitively.
Think about all the specific risks involved:
Liquid Stove Fuels
Long Hikes with heavy packs, often on treacherous terrain
Yup! Risk management is the name of the game. But, maybe it doesn't
hurt to start with some limits. I don't let my four year old cross
the street alone. But, the eight year old does.
BTW, when using a hand ax to split kindling, use a stick to
hold the kindling upright on the chopping block without exposing
half your arm to the danger zone. It doesn't have to be dangerous!
Santa Clara County Council, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City