Nanny needs a swift kick in the crotch.
Scouts to no longer bring penknives on camping trips
By Chris Irvine
Published: 10:44AM BST 06 Sep 2009
Scouts will soon have to survive without their trusty penknives on camping trips thanks to Britain's growing knife crime culture.
Scouts used to be allowed to carry sheath knives on their belts
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.
Just fucking shoot me.
Jesus Fucking Christ this shit is out of hand.
A Boy Scout without a knife.... just think about that for a minute.
Who is the fucking idiot that doesn't seem to know that a knife is THE most important survival tool a person can have?
This is off the charts.
Shit, I was a boy scout,the biggest thrill I had was getting the official knife. That is where I learned how to safely handle a knife in the first place!
If I lived in that shithole Nanny State I would be throwing a fit right now, hell, I'm having a fit anyway.
Pussy Mother Fuckers.
It is a right of passage that a young man is given a pocket knife and taught how to use it, take care of it, sharpen it and how to use it SAFELY.
Good Lord this pisses me off.
How the fuck is the kid supposed to cut rope?
Cut tent pegs?
Make a Fuzz Stick to start a fire?
(Notice the little boys voice in the background)
A knife is the back bone of Scouting.
How ya gonna cook without a knife?
I would yank my kid out of that , buy a fucking Boy Scout Manual and teach him myself, hell, I remember most of it anyway.
Back in the day, the Boy Scouts actually taught you some serious skills.
I remember the misery of packing a thirty five pound pack up and over some MOUNTAINS when I was freakin' twelve and weighed a hundred fucking pounds, for two weeks.
Blisters, bugs, misery galore and I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.
When I say mountains, I ain't fucking kidding.
It took us damn near two weeks to get to these bitches, they are called The Three Sisters.
Then we hiked through the saddle between two of 'em to get picked up.
By the way, FUCK YOU Bobby Jindell.
Hell yes I had a fucking pocket knife and I used it every damn day.As a matter of fact, my Scoutmaster sent three guys out to find me while I was on a cliff a mile from camp because nobody else could get a fire started, while we were on the flank of one of those bitches, camped in the snow and I used my knife to make a fuzz stick out of a frozen stick and had a roaring fire in twenty minutes.
Take away their knives...
I was TWELVE!
As a matter of fact, I carry up to THREE knives at work every damn day.
Each one has a purpose.
My message to you spineless assholes taking away the most important tool a scout can have is to Shut The Fuck Up and go scrub a toilet with yer mouth.
Let the boys become men, as it should be.
My friend DarkBlack nails it yet again.
"Weapons Grade Stupid".
I just fuckin' love that guy.
Thanks fer stopping by dude.
There's stupid, and then there's 'best intentions'- weapons grade stupid.ReplyDelete
I did Scouting in the long ago (along with having a genuine survival nut father) and the skills and mindsets learned were without parallel for a citified tenderfoot.
Wouldn't trade them for a pile of gold and a 40-strong harem. Might lend them, though.
Don't know if it's true or not, but I was told a while ago that "cooking" is no longer a required merit badge. Now no knives? Scouts = sheeple with uniforms?ReplyDelete
Cooking ain't a merit badge?
So, pretty soon instead of helping little old ladies across the street they gonna be kicking them in the shins and stealing their purses?
They just need to disband this PC bunch of shit if they can't teach a kid the basics anymore.
I'll be in London next week. Remind me to slap some Brits.ReplyDelete
That just starts a fires in my pants man. The most fucked up thing I have ever heard in my life. Scouting and knives go together like peanut butter and jelly. WTF ?? How could anyone think of this shit ?? Makes me hate the whole damn world even more. Stupid SOB'S, Scouts without a knive...please.ReplyDelete
Unbelievable! As you said.. a knife is an essential tool in everyday life. I carry one at work for opening boxes n such. I can't imagine going camping without one. Things are spiraling out of control at a rapid pace. Did someone cut the brakelines or what?ReplyDelete
Well, the Boy Scouts ain't what they used to be. A lot of the 'survival' stuff we did has been dropped in recent years for liability reasons. Now it's more Xtian indoctrination than anything else.ReplyDelete
But I still have my knife.
It just gets worse and worse man. Unfucking real. The wrong people get to make the rules.ReplyDelete
...can't believe it !...well,yes i can,lets just hope it don't make it to this side of the pond...hell with 'em,my boy's gonna learn knive skills anyway,and i'll get him a bigger knive...ReplyDelete
Amen, brother. Have you thought about submitting this stupid assed story to the folks at Free Range Kids? Maybe I should go buy my kid a knife tomorrow....ReplyDelete
Yet another Point on which we agree. I too was a scout and was trained to use a pocket knife. The point at which you earned the knife was a right of passage for me. Something I will never forget. It allowed me to clean my own fish I caught. It was a tool I could make fire and shelter. I was becoming a responsible young man. There was a card they issued the scout called the "Tote -n- Chip" card. On this card it reads:ReplyDelete
I will take this card to my Scout leader or someone designated by my leader and do the following:
Read and understand woods tools use and safety rules from the Boy Scout Handbook.
Demonstrate proper handling, care, and use of the pocketknife, ax, and saw.
Use the knife, ax, and saw as tools, not playthings. use them only when you are willing to give them your full attention.
Respect all safety rules to protect others.
Respect property. Cut living and dead trees only with permission and with good reason.
Subscribe to the Outdoor Code.
Its an Oath or Promise that a young scout would keep. Dam I miss those days..
Makes me wonder what candy ass mom sued the scouts because Jr. cut himself on an outing.ReplyDelete
I learned to fire a rifle at 13 in school. Shows you how old I am. What's missing here is respect and responsibility training as Farmer Mechanic points out. Why not just have them all join the girl scouts cause they all look castrated now?
Same folks barred metal tent pegs...I like the term weapons grade stupid...ReplyDelete
the kind of stupidity involved here is enough thet We ought to make sure those kinda folks don't reproduce...
They are gelding the whole next generation here...
Getting ready to live in the big dome city where big mother can nanny ya to death....The time is coming.
Now here, I have to AGREE with you Busted. I too was a Scout in the dim, dark ages and had a knife before I went to school. Still carry two today as a regular habit. Damn panty waists.ReplyDelete
A man without a knife is a man with no balls. Stupid candy ass brits.ReplyDelete
I still carry the knife I received at age six, plus a couple more.
When will MEN say enough is enough and take their fucking country back? Sad, sad,sad.
I'm not saying that they're not doing it here, but the article is about Boy Scouts in England, I thought.ReplyDelete
But, frankly, given the level of intelligence in this country, most people should not be permitted to carry anything sharper than a butter knife.
Congresscritter Jean Schmidt told a constituent this past weekend that even though she agrees Obama shouldn't be president, it's the fault of the courts. She's declared open season on judges.
What happened to the good old days when Republics were all about law and order?
How can anybody get through life without a knife in their pocket. It's much easier if you have one.ReplyDelete
WTF? No knife? When I was a scout the knife and hatchet were essential tools for camping and survival. I still carry a pocket knife, find a use for it everyday. I feel naked without it.ReplyDelete
Jeebus! The pussification contiues.
We still teach the kids to use the knife safely (I was a cub scout leader up until last year).ReplyDelete
Now, we tell the kids that they have learned to use it safely BUT they can't have a knife until their parents give it to them. We also recommend that the parents keep the knife out of their reach unless they are going on a camping trip with us. We figure that the parents are probably a better judge of when their kids are mature enough to take care of the knife all by themselves.
This protects the Boy Scout organization a little more legally, and the kids from themselves. Pretty much common sense reasoning to me.
Some parent give the kids the knife right away. Myself? My son could use his knife right away BUT I keep it my drawer so it doesn't end up in the hands of one of the littler kids running around the house. I would give it to him to keep in his own drawer but he shares his room with a toddler.