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Second Class Fire Requirements

Sunday Mar 17 2019 / 09:00 AM - Sunday Mar 17 2019 / 10:00 AM

Redwood City


Event Contact: Jim Coyer: jimcoyer@mac.com
Event Location: Marlin Park Neptune Dr & Cringle Dr Redwood City

camping
Date: Sunday, March 17
Time: 9 am-10am
Location: Marlin Park, Redwood Shores
 
Requirements 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d (see details below)
Homework: (1) Read Scout Handbook Chapter on “Campfires” before coming (2) assemble 6 homemade cotton ball tinder (see below) 
 
Items we’ll cover
  • When is it appropriate to use fire for cooking and when it’s not
  • When to use a lightweight stove and when to use a propane stove
  • How to choose a safe location to start a fire
  • Tinder, Kindling, Fuel
    • What are they?
    • What are good examples of each and how much do you need (see Handbook)
    • Bring some from home (cotton balls w/ petroleum jelly tinder, dead twigs)
  • Starting a fire
  • Extinguishing a fire
 
What to Bring
  • Class A Uniform
  • BSA Handbook
  • Homemade Tinder (a handful of cotton balls with a little petroleum jelly on them; dead twigs)
  • Pocketknife and Tot’N Chip card (if you have earned your Tot’N’Chip)
 
Rank Requirement Details
  • 2nd Class – 2a – Explain when it is appropriate to use a fire for cooking or other purposes and when it would not be appropriate to do so.
  • 2nd Class – 2b – Use the tools listed in Tenderfoot requirement 3d to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel wood for a cooking fire.
  • 2nd Class – 2c – At an approved outdoor location and time, use the tinder, kindling, and fuel wood from Second Class requirement 2b to demonstrate how to build a fire. Unless prohibited by local fire restrictions, light the fire. After allowing the flames to burn safely for at least two minutes, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.
  • 2nd Class – 2d  – Explain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove and when it is appropriate to use a propane stove. Set up a lightweight stove or propane stove. Unless prohibited by local fire restrictions, light the stove. Describe the safety procedures for using these types of stoves.
Leaders: ASM Jim, ASM Jay (if any other leaders can join it would make it even better)
 
Questions: please email jimcoyer@mac.com
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Bookings no longer allowed on this date.