Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: flaming arrows
Re: flaming arrows
Jim Miller Jr.
Sat, 6 Feb 1999 09:53:02 -0500
Mark Arend wrote:
>He wants to shoot an arrow from shore out over a lake (all safety
>precautions duely observed). Comments in the archives suggested
>rag around the arrow, using wire to hold it on, and soaking in kerosene
>lighter fluid. Here are his comments on that:
Geez, talk about sending up red flags!
First of all, I would seriously question anyone who desires to purposely
dump petroleum products into a lake. This alone is an environmental
nightmare (alright, not quite the Exxon Valdez, but still bad). Then we
have the bonus of the stuff actually being on fire.
Next, while all archery safety precautions may be observed, I don't
think anything that is currently on fire flying through the air meets
any of our safety precautions for the handling of fire.
Yes, we used to do these things, too. When I was on my Lodge Ceremonies
Team, we (the youth) put a stop to it for the above reasons. IMHO, It's
just not a very Scout-like thing to do.
James J. Miller, Jr. Meechgalhukquot
Assistant Scoutmaster-Troop 5, Kearny, NJ "Redheaded One"
Eagle-1988 Vigil-1994 I used to be a Bobwhite(NE-II-76)
District Venturing Chairman, Hudson Liberty District
Northern New Jersey Council, BSA