I'm a Current Scout Leader.
We have Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
We have had girls in Scouts for at least 20 years.
The new uniform is blue and stupid. Should have remained Khaki.
Kids can still have pocket knives, but we dont encourage it, except on camp.
Im pretty sure Scouts can wear knives on their belts in public as part of their uniform, i read this somewhere where the public knife laws specifically mentioned scouts.
I noticed some of the guys here have some excellent bush skills, I ask a question have you ever thought about joining the movement, I recon if some of the scout leaders knew even half of the stuff talked about here Scouts would boom.
I found it interesting that you call the group younger than cubs "Joeys" there....here in Canada they are called "Beavers". Must be something with the national symbol.
As an aside, anyone in Scouts Australia run into a Canadian down there named Jeff Lauder? If so, send me a message so I can contact him (old friend from university days)
Found him on Facelessbook and he just posted a couple weeks ago a ton of photos in the Jamboree the Scouts just had down under. Any one here that was there?