Flaming or Magic Neckerchiefs

It has come to our attention that some Web sites, older publications, and instructions exist for a Webelos crossover or Boy Scout advancement ceremony that involves igniting a neckerchief dipped in a chemical fuel including acetone or alcohol mixed with water. 

As stated in the Guide to Safe Scouting and the Boy Scouts of America Policy on the Use of Chemical Fuels: “The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.” 

Please help us protect the people, property, and environment of the Boy Scouts of America by adhering to this policy. Additional guidelines on the use of chemical fuels can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting and on www.scouting.org