Northern Trail District


Who doesn’t love a glowing camp fire at the end of the day? However, to make sure it won’t be your tent that burns, let’s look at some good fire safety practices.


Handbooks for each program—Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting—have useful tips for camp fires. These include the following:

Fire Extinguisher in Your Trailer Working / Can you find it!

It is also time to check and make sure the fire extinguishers are in working order and not expired. The fire extinguisher should be less then 10 years old, date is on bottom of extinguisher and the "gauge"  should be in the "GREEN".  I recommend when one buys a new extinguisher tape the receipt to the body of the extinguisher as a reminder of when it was purchased.  


Guide to Safe Scouting

Thank you

Dr. Donald R. Blum
Risk Management
Northern Trail District