View Full Version : British Boy Scouts No Longer Allowed Pen Knives

09-07-2009, 06:03 AM

Along with a box of matches and a piece of string, they've always been an essential part of a Scout's kit.
But now penknives are going to be restricted on scouting trips as a seemingly innocent tradition succumbs to concerns over the nation's blade culture.
The Scout Association is advising boys and their parents that they should not bring such knives to camp - despite it being legal for anyone to carry a foldable, nonlocking blade in a public place as long as it is shorter than 3ins.
Scouts have been taught to carry knives and have used them to cut firewood, prepare food or carve tools ever since Lord Baden-Powell founded the movement more than a century ago.
But in a recent edition of their official in-house magazine, Scouting, they are advised that neither they nor their parents should bring penknives to camp.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211475/Britains-blade-culture-claims-victim--Scouts-penknives.html#ixzz0QPhWZ3Nb

Can some Brit tell me WTF is wrong with you guys?

09-07-2009, 06:25 AM
got to watch out for those boy scouts. little terrorists.:crazy:

09-07-2009, 11:04 AM
(scratches head)

Boy Scouts can't have pocket knives? WTF?

09-07-2009, 12:07 PM
I am with you on this Goon, what the is going on over there?? I believe they are suppose to be learning survival tools but kinda hard to do that with no out a knive.

09-07-2009, 07:18 PM
now they don't have any way to protect themselves against creepy *** scoutmasters. goooooo england.