Scouting, Volume 72, Number 3, May-June 1984 Page: 4
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Items of interest
for leaders of
Cub Scouts, Boy
BSA policy on use of chemical fuels
Circumstances such as the lack of natural wood
for fuel or the regulation of specific areas where
open fires are prohibited for safety or environ-
mental reasons makes it necessary for Scouts
and Scout leaders to learn the skills and safety
procedures in using chemical fuel stoves.
For this reason the BSA has established a set
of guidelines to be followed when using chemi-
cal fuels while camping.
• Use compressed or liquid-gas stoves and lan-
terns only with knowledgeable adult supervision,
and in Scout facilities only where and when
• Operate and maintain regularly according to
manufacturer's instructions included with the
stove or lantern.
• Store fuel in approved containers and in stor-
age under adult supervision. Keep all chemical
fuel containers away from hot stoves and
campfires, and store below 100 degrees.
• Let hot stoves and lanterns cool before chang-
ing cylinders of compressed gases or refilling
from bottles of liquid gas.
• Refill liquid gas stoves and lanterns a safe
distance from any flames, including other stoves,
campfires, and personal smoking substances. A
commercial camp stove fuel should be used for
safety and performance. Pour it through a filter
funnel. Recap both the device and the fuel con-
tainer before igniting the device.
• Never fuel a stove or lantern inside a cabin;
always do this out-of-doors. 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 or lantern in a tent.
• Place the stove on a level, secure surface before
operating. On snow, place insulated support under
the stove to prevent it from tipping when the
• Periodically check fittings on compressed-gas
stoves and on pressurized liquid-gas stoves for
leakage with soap and water solution before
• When lighting a stove keep fuel bottles and
extra canisters well away. Do not hover over the
stove when lighting it. Keep your head and body
to one side. Open the stove valve quickly for two
full turns and light carefully, with head, fingers,
and hands to the side of the burner. Then adjust
• Do not leave a lighted stove or lantern
• Do not overload the stovetop with extra-heavy
pots or large frying pans. If pots over two quarts
are necessary, set up a separate grill with legs to
hold the pot and place the stove under the grill.
• Bring empty fuel containers home for disposal.
Do not place them in or near fires. Empty fuel
containers will explode if heated.
New material available for junior leader
The following items are now available for con-
ducting the weeklong Junior Leader Training
Conference. They are available for purchase at
your local council service center.
• Junior Leader Training Conference Staff Guide,
Supply No. 6535.
• Junior Leader Training Conference certificate,
Supply No. 6546, measures eight inches by 10
• Junior Leader Training (JLT) embroidered
emblem, Supply No. 95.
Note that the term "Junior Leader Training"
(JLT) replaces the term "Troop Leader Training"
(TLT) to agree with current literature.
Money-earning activities require scrutiny
Bingo, raffles, and lotteries may sound like great
money-earning ideas, but they are not consistent
with the principles of the BSA and they violate
Before your unit decides on a money-earning
activity, be sure to review the guidelines stated
within the Unit Money-Earning Application,
Supply No. 4427.
Watch your step to reduce the likelihood
of accidental falls
Dr. M. J. Sharp of the BSA's National Health
and Safety Committee reminds us that falls at
home are a major cause of accidental injury and
death. To avoid such dangers, Dr. Sharp has
• Use a sturdy ladder that is neither too short nor
too long for the job at hand. Never reach too far
to either side.
• Never stand on boxes, chairs that rotate or
roll, or makeshift ladders.
• Use nonskid strips or mats in the bathtub.
Install a handrail to assist in entering or leaving
• Night lights are inexpensive. Place them in
strategic locations to make it safe to move about
• Note the traffic patterns inside your house and
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