Re: sheath knives
H. Alan Schup (aschup@WHY.NET)
Mon, 12 May 1997 16:38:33 -0500
"Guide to Safe Scouting" page 24, Knives:
"Avoid large sheath knives, They are heavy and awkward to carry, and
unnecessary for most camp chores except for cleaning fish. ... 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 withthe highest concern
for safety and responsibility."
My PLC put into the Troop Bylaws that "sheath knives can not be worn on the
person". Since they are a specialty tool, they do not need to be carried
constantly on the person, but instead kept in the backpack and brought out
as necessary, just as you would an hand axe. Our troop discourages sheath
knives just like they discourage personal hand axes.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City