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Thu March 7, 2013
Boy Scouts won't have to use smoke detectors
LANSING, MI (AP)-- A Michigan agency says the Boy Scouts of America won't need to equip their two-person tents with smoke detectors.
Lawmakers who got wind that the fire safety regulation would start affecting Boy Scouts tents this summer say it's an example of government run amok.
A state Department of Human Services spokesman said Wednesday that common sense will prevail. Dave Akerly says the 2009 rule at issue was being interpreted too strictly by a bureau that oversees children's camps.
He says DHS leadership intervened after discovering there was a move afoot to require the Scouts to install smoke detectors.