SILVER SPRING, Md. — Pathfinders around the world are being offered what leadership calls “lessons in modern fire-starting.”
Instead of learning traditional rules about how best to construct and successfuly light a teepee fire, instructors are telling impressionable young Pathfinders simply to lob a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a pile of wood.
Pathfinders spokesperson Priesen Taerms cited a need to simplify instruction of essential camping skills.
“Let’s not overcomplicate fire building,” said Taerms. “It only takes a spark— from a Note 7—- to get a fire going..”