Youth Services Law

Zero Tolerance, Infinite Idiocy

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In a rare demonstration of common sense, Texas legislators recently enacted a law requiring school administrators to consider several mitigating factors in determining punishment for students. The hope is that administrators will start to differentiate between Cub Scout camping utensils and dangerous knives. This USA Today article also highlights Florida's new law following the same trend.

On the other side of the pond, adults are headed the opposite direction. The UK Scout Association has advised that Scouts no longer bring their knives on camping trips "unless there is a specific need." Because we all know that campers never need knives, and boys never need to practice new skills. 

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