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And you wonder why Great Britain lost its’ empire?

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. Scouts will soon have to survive without their trusty penknives on camping trips thanks to Britain’s growing knife crime culture…

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.

Scouts have traditionally been taught how to use knives correctly, using them on camping trips to cut firewood or carve tools…

At one point Scouts were allowed to carry a sheath knife on their belt as part of their uniform although this is no longer the case. In recent years the Scout Association guidance has been that parents should carry knives to camps or meetings.

via  Telegraph

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September 7, 2009 - Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats

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