With more girls than boys joining the Scouts in the last year, the Scout Association says that the odds of a boy being interfered with by a member of the opposite sex rather than a middle-aged scoutmaster are improving significantly.
‘When I was a boy, we used to sew our tent flaps shut at night to discourage a pack leader from showing us his woggle,’ said Chief Scout Bear Grylls, who didn’t learn to unclasp a bra until he was 21. ‘But now the older boys are leaving their tents open in case any of the girls misread their maps and need help finding their bearings again.’
‘And to celebrate the increase in membership among girls, we’ve introduced a new contraception badge. Our motto of ‘be prepared’ has never been so apt.’