I understand what the Scouts is supposed to be about, but really, that's what school is for.
The best way to learn survival is to go camping with your mates when your about 14, trying to light a fag in the pissing rain is something that you figure out on your own as well as opening a bottle with only a stone.
It's not the actual little Scouts that I have a problem with, it's the attitude of the people who run the Scout organisations that I'm against, it's the whole pretence that they actually care, whereas it's just another thing to say "I run the Scouts and I hold sewing bee meetings and I'm head of the Church council...".
Growing up is supposed to be fun, it's not a constant task to meet the requirements of some idiot who decides when your good enough to earn a little badge. "No Kajun, don't throw the ball at Jimmy's face, throw it at his chest!", really, what's the point in dodging the ball unless it's gonna hurt?
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