scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: pyromaniacs?
Sun Nov 21 1999 - 08:01:46 CST
In a message dated 11/20/99 10:54:13 PM, brtaylor@TELEBYTE.NET writes:
<< anyone ever made "match rockets"-- e-mail me off list-this may not be w/in
Bob Taylor >>
Whether or not this is in line with G2SS, as a chemist and as a person who
worked on rocket propellants for 4 years, please let me beg you DON'T DO IT!
Once upon a time, boys all over played with things like this. But that was
then and this (liability, lawsuits, standards of behavior, etc.) is now. I
fear that your position would be utterly indefensible if anything should
happen. And the odds of something happening are unpleasantly high.
It is one thing when a boy takes the effort to learn about this kind of thing
himself.and does it. That is a rather self limiting process and at least
mandates that there are many fewer boys involved and that the boy will learn
about the dangers involved and about some safety precautions. It is another
thing entirely when some adult shows them how to do it and says "Wouldn't
this be neat."