Move your mouse over me

Follow Us
advertise with us


Fire Safety

Author:  GSLC
body len: 1012

Below are the main rules for fire safety, of course we will only build a fire when a responsible adult is present.

  1. Before doing anything, be sure your fire site is in an area where campfire building is allowed.
  2. Dig a small pit way from overhanging branches. (Most parks have campfire pits ready and waiting for campers.)
  3. Circle the pit with rocks unless it already has a metal fire ring.
  4. Clear a five-foot area around the pit down to the soil.
  5. Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
  6. Stack extra wood upwind and away from the fire.
  7. After lighting the match, do not discard it until it is cold.
  8. Never leave a campfire unattended, not even for a minute.
  9. Keep your fire small. A good rule is no taller than your knees.
  10. When you put it out, drown the fire in water. Move embers around to be sure nothing on the bottom is still lit.
  11. Stir the remains and drown again.
  12. Feel the ground with your hand to be sure no wood is still burning. ( Be careful!)
References / Source:
GSLC Pow Wow 2008
Please Share!

Other Pages you May Like



Forgot Password     Signup



About | Sitemap | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement

Helping Scout leaders one resource at a time...

Managed by SRsquare and Generously hosted by ServerWarp

Materials found on the InsaneScouter's Website © 1998 - 2019 may be reproduced and used by all Scouting volunteers for anything consistent with Scouting and Guiding Organizations. Unless otherwise noted on the page. If you believe we are republishing your copyrighted material without permission, please Contact Us including the link/url to have it removed or your copyright information added.

Please be advised that InsaneScouter is NOT affiliated with any Scouting or Guiding Organization.

All opinions expressed on these pages are those of the original authors. All holdings are subject to this Disclaimer.