Boy Scouts Celebrate PC 100th World Jamboree August 2, 2007Posted by Michael in News.
Here’s what scouting used to look like:
As an Eagle Scout (and former Order of the Arrow member) I can say with some authority that there are three fundamental and essential traditions that define what the Boy Scout movement is all about:
1. A camp fire.
2. Cooking meat with fire.
3. Farting, making fart jokes, and laughing uproariously about it.
Apparently, these venerable traditions have been abandoned at the recent 100th World Jamboree in England.
Youngsters celebrating the 100th birthday of the scouting movement have been banned from eating burgers and bangers – because they might offend youngsters of other religions.
And the scouts have been banned from having campfires and instead have to sit round a potplant – because of safety fears.
The traditional camping food made way for vegetarian dishes – a hundred years after Scout founder Lord Baden-Powell took his first group of 20 boys to the great outdoors.
Give me a frickin’ break.
Perhaps not all is lost. There is reason to hope that Tradition No. 3 is still alive and well. These Scouts at the recent World Jamboree are clearly having fun as they desperately try to clear the air: