Re: lock back knifes?
BILL NELSON (nelsonb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU)
Tue, 6 Jun 1995 14:28:13 -0700
>Can't talk about USA , but here in UK a court has defined lock-blade
>knives as " offensive weapons " . It was a County Court ruling and has
>not been appealed , but at present that is the state of the law.
The BSA Guide to Safe Scouting says:
A sharp pocketknife with a can opener on it is an invaluable backcountry tool.
Keep it clean, sharp, and handy. Avoid large sheath knives.
They are heavy and awkward to carry and unnecessary for most camp chores
except for cleaning fish. Since its inception, Boy Scouting
has relied heavily on an outdoor program to achieve its objectives.
This program meets more of the purposes of Scouting than any other single
feature. We believe we have a duty to instill in
our members, youth and adult, the knowledge of how to use,
handle, and store legally owned
knives with the highest concern for safety and responsibility.
References: Boy Scout Handbook, Bear Cub Scout Book, and Wolf Cub Scout Book
Remember: local policies may differ and local laws take
When in doubt, check with your local District Scouting Executive
that is one reason they are there.
Webelos Den Leader, Pack 878 ASM, Troop 14
Unit Commissioner, Tempe District, Grand Canyon Council
Phoenix, Arizona USA email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City