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Don't Be Prepared

Scouts banned from carrying knives
"... it is safest to assume that knives of any sort should not be carried by anybody to a Scout meeting or camp, unless there is likely to be a specific need for one. In that case, they should be kept by the Scout leaders and handed out as required.”
... knives should be carried to and from meetings by an adult, and must not be carried around campsites, which are considered public places....

That whirring sound you can hear is Baden Powell at about 500rpm

Comments

I'm really surprised this took this long. We can't damn well have youngsters being taught to "Be prepared" now can we? What would Nanny be left to do?

OK. So Scouts are banned from carrying knives. Maybe we ought to bring the Scouts into the 21st Century and teach them how to use fire arms and issue each one a carrying permit? I bet that would give "Nanny" a cardiac arrest.

OK. So Scouts are banned from carrying knives. Maybe we ought to bring the Scouts into the 21st Century and teach them how to use fire arms and issue each one a carrying permit? I bet that would give "Nanny" a cardiac arrest.

I carry a 3 1/2" flick-knife in my pocket. It's handy for opening one-handed when I'm grubbing about in a computer case with the other. If I lived in the UK I could do some serious porridge for that. Bloody lunacy.

as former scout and then later a scout leader, who has attended many jamborees(mega-large camps, 20 000 plus) with
practically everybody "carrying" anything from a machete to k-bars and with not one incident of knife misuse, this in an age group between twelve to twenty-one. this is an insult and a severe restriction on the scout, as the knife, his basic tool, does every thing, from opening cans, preparing kindling, clearing sites, cutting ropes, preparing meat and
veg, digging drainage from tents, carving tent pegs, and, and, and...........
this to me is an emasculation of the spirit of scouting and an insult to its responsible members.

For what it's worth... I know the knifemaker quoted, and he's ever-so-slightly peeved at the quotes being attributed to him.

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