Monday, September 07, 2009

Be Prepared

Scouts to no longer bring penknives on camping trips - Telegraph: "Scouts will now be a little worse prepared after they were banned from carrying their traditional penknives due to the fears of those in charge of health and safety.

New advice published in Scouting, the official in-house magazine, says neither Scouts nor their parents should bring penknives to camp except in 'specific' situations."

This is in England, but can the U. S. be far behind?

3 comments:

Duane Spurlock said...

This summer I went to Webelos camp with my 10-year-old son. One of the programs the boys most enjoyed (probably because of the "danger factor") was learning to whittle and properly use their knives. Throughout the rest of the camp period, I several times heard boys correcting their peers about safety concerns while using their knives.

If you take away the knife, you lose a lot in learning how to use it properly and to respect its value _and_ hazard. Time to poke the head in the sand again. . .

Jerry House said...

But they still can carry live grenades and containers of sarin gas, right?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Next thing you know they won't let street punks carry switchblades. The wimping of America continues.