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by NSDad126
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives at a formal campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

Re: Knives at a formal campfire

Thank you for your point of view. It has influenced how I will react in the future. Initially, I was going to respect the request to surrender my knife simply because my beliefs are NOT based on any modified version of the "from my cold dead hands" sentiment. I don't see my knife as a weapon,therefo...
by NSDad126
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives at a formal campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

Re: Knives at a formal campfire

I'm a Beaver leader out west in Calgary (though I came up through guiding and lead Pathfinders for a year,) and at the last camp the Beavers had, the scouts using the same site lead the formal campfire. There, everyone was expected to stick their knife into the top of a log or stump sitting just ou...
by NSDad126
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives at a formal campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

Re: Knives at a formal campfire

Thank you for the kind words. If i was able to visit you in person, it would be an honor to shake with left hands. Out of respect for you or any other campfire host, i would respect your buddy log. And, this would not be a difficult decision because my knife is only a tool. It is not a weapon, in my...
by NSDad126
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives at a formal campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

Re: Knives at a formal campfire

I'm a Beaver Scouter out west in Calgary (though I came up through guiding and lead Pathfinders for a year,) and at the last camp the beavers had, the scouts using the same site lead the formal campfire. There, everyone was expected to stick their knife into the top of a log or stump sitting just o...
by NSDad126
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives at a formal campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

Re: Knives at a formal campfire

Thanks Hawkeye, atleast I know that its been done before. In my case, I've been with the same group for 6 years, and it was my own group that dropped this one on me. For some groups, it may be a tradition. In my group, it hasn't been practiced before so i would hardly call it a tradition. I confess,...
by NSDad126
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives at a formal campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

Re: Knives at a formal campfire

I can not think of anything that says Scouts more than someone living by the scout law while at scout camp. A pocket knife is a tool for a scout, not a weapon. A pocket knife is a tool that helps a scout be prepared. being prepared is part of the scout law.
by NSDad126
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives at a formal campfire
Replies: 13
Views: 6121

Knives at a formal campfire

I was recently at a formal campfire where there was a scouter holding out a metal bowl and requesting that everyone remove their knife before entering the circle. I've seen this before at a scout's own but never at a formal campfire. Does Scouts Canada has a specific policy against knives at formal ...