I’ve tried everything: pamphlets, public service announcements, classes, field training, none of it gets through. These kids come out here and can’t even cook a damn marshmallow right. I swear to God, if I see one more little punk building a campfire out here unsupervised… “Oh, but Smokey, I just wanted my merit badge.” Merit badge!?! How about a merit badge right on your freakin’ head!?
“Don’t Play With Matches” by Andy Gonsalves shows a fed up Smokey the Bear about to teach a boy scout a violent lesson about forest fire prevention.