Skip to comments.Britain's blade culture claims another victim ...Scouts' penknives
Posted on 09/06/2009 1:59:53 PM PDT by greatdefender
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.
Knife-maker Dave Budd, who runs courses training Scouts about the safe use of blades from his base on Dartmoor, Devon, said the rise in knife crime - up 50 per cent in just one year - demanded ' clarification' of the guidance.
He wrote: 'The series of high-profile fatal stabbings highlighted a growing knife culture in the UK. Now the general public is unsure of the law on knives.
'Scouts often have the need for a good knife, and in the early days every Scout was actively encouraged to put a knife on their belt. Sadly, there is now confusion about when a Scout is allowed to carry a knife.
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This is ridiculous! Learning how to whittle was my first introduction to knives in Scouts. Now our friends across the Pond are being restricted from learning even basic knife survival? All in the name of what: political correctness? The law-abiding are being treated like common criminals.
The UK is playing to the lowest common denominator of their culture, and as a result, they are losing their culture. Pray for our friends and pray that this sort of BS doesn’t come to our shores.
Chewing the wood in shape to make what you need.
UK Boy Scout motto: Be Unprepared.
The wussification of the Free Society continues!
And when knives are banned, will a resulting 50% increase in sharpened-stick violence indicate a growing “stick-culture” in the UK?
This is beyond silly. What will happen to the UK when they are reduced to a minority of military/police with weapons skills and a majority who cannot legally or skillfully use anything as a weapon? A feudalism redux?
You could see this coming a mile away. First they come for your guns, then they come for your knives. Eventually, they’ll come for your cricket mallets and anything else that could conceivably used as a weapon.
Of course, the Muslims won’t live under such restraints. Bomb-making materials won’t be outlawed until long after they’ve removed everything one could use to fight back.
A knife is a tool no more -no less.
If someone got hit with a hammer would they outlaw hammers?
Certainly knife attacks have increased in the UK. They outlawed guns,. If someone wishes you harm they will find a weapon. Knife ,Gun, Hatchet, a Piece of rope.
This is so ridiculous.
They’ll outlaw teeth and fingernails next! The UK has become ridiculous!
Death of a once great nation...and it all began with firearms restrictions...for their own good.
I would make a crack like “how about a banana”, but we know that’s about all they have left.
Yu changed the Title. I doubt “knifes” was in the title, being it’s not a noun.
“UK Scouts are prohibited from bring knifes”
In addition to not being fluent in English.
Actually, the UK has outlawed teeth already. In a matter of speaking. With their socialized medical care, dentists are few and far in between and the people are just pulling out their own teeth instead of waiting months or years for dental care. SO, the moral of this story is, they ARE banning the use of teeth.
Next thing ya know....
they will outlaw guns too.
(What’s that? They have? Well. Then the next thing ya know.... they’ll be overrun by muzzies. What’s that???....)