“Scouting helps to prepare young people with valuable life skills, while keeping them safe by not carrying knives.”
This line had me laughing.
........then the laughter turns to seething anger!
Next, Scouting will be keeping them safe by not letting them carry pointy sticks or dangerous strings (which could, of course, be used as a garrote). Soon belts, neckerchiefs, and laced shoes will be removed from the uniform. And heavy hiking boots could be thrown, so Scouts will be restricted to thongs (flip-flops) and trainers less than a given weight. Most other Boy Scout kit will need to go as well, that being heavy, hard, pointy, or loud. The British Boy Scouts will become the Girl Scouts... but then what's to be done about needlepoint?
Lord Baden-Powell must be spinning in his grave.