Re: BSA Liquid Fuel Policy
Bob Haar (rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM)
Tue, 20 Sep 1994 07:41:07 EDT
> From: "James H. McCullars" <mccullarsj@EMAIL.UAH.EDU>
> I was discussing the policy on use of liquid fuel with some
> Scouters this weekend, and someone mentioned that a new document has
> come out just within the last couple of weeks. Does anyone have any
> information on this? The policy document with which I am familiar is
> in the form of a memorandum, and is several years old.
The '94 "Guide to Safe Scouting" has a section on "Fuels and Fire."
This document was passed out to our local units this month, so it
should be pretty much up to date.
Some parts are in bold type to identify them as "rules and policies"
of BSA, others are more in the form of suggestions. I don' thave time
to type in the whole thing, but the pertinent rules are:
Never fuel a stove or lantern inside a cabin; always do this outdoors.
Do not operate a stove or lantern in an unventilated structure.
Provide at least two ventilation openings, one high and one
low, to provide oxygen and exhaust for lethal gases. Never
fuel, ignite, or operate a stove, heater or lantern in a tent.
No flames in tents is a rule that must be inforced.
Never use liquid-fuel stoves, heaters, lanterns, lighted
candles, matches and other flame sources in or near tents.
Obey all fire laws, ordinances, and regulations.
None of this sounds particularly new. It is all common sense. There
may well be additional policies in the works, but this is how
it stands right now.
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