I don't understand entirely how the British school system works, but aren't they already teaching sex ed? Although it's dangerous to assume that the whole world discovered boobies the same time I did, I can't be the first observer to point out the incredible sexualization of the western world over the last twenty years. Sex is everywhere, and the kids know about it. So the odds of teaching a teenager anything new about sex must be pretty slim. Maybe the problem is that English teenagers already know all this, but are also really stupid? Just throwing it out there. It is good to see the Scouts trying to modernize however. The original mandate of the Scouts was to aid in the development of youths mental and physical abilities to help craft them into useful members of society. A hundred years ago, when mankind was only just barely out of the caves, this mainly meant being able to build campfires, make wooden cars, and tie ropes of differing girths together. But as civilization developed canned meats and celebrity game shows, much of the original skills provided by the Scouts have been rendered useless. Seeing as they're evidently updating the curriculum, here's a few more suggestions for programs the Scouts could teach the hoodlums of today to be more productive members of society, or at the very least, more spectacular flameouts. How to clean spyware off your parents computer. How to deal with a crazy person on the bus. How to build your own PVR. How to buy clothes that fit. How to tell people you're in the Scouts without getting beaten up. How to play Counterstrike for 16 straight hours without using the toilet. How to stop liking such terrible music. How to get pay pornography for free. How to tell which guy in a club will sell you drugs. How to know when a girl is lying about her age. How to drink 12 alcopops then harass a Bangladeshi shop owner. How to hotwire a 1992 Renault Clio. How to turn a newspaper into an effective weapon. How to avoid being tried in adult court. How to grow the f**k up.
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