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2014-04-13 08:53:22 PM

metrouk2.files.wordpress.com
Taking a dump outdoors, making a blowtorch from aerosol deodorant, and Aryan nation.

 
2014-04-13 08:58:52 PM
Where's "Exploring sexual identity"?
 
2014-04-13 09:00:18 PM

revrendjim: Where's "Exploring sexual identity"?


that's more of a girl guide's activity.
 
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2014-04-13 11:13:37 PM

ox45tallboy: [metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x224]
Taking a dump outdoors, making a blowtorch from aerosol deodorant, and Aryan nation.


All under the supervision of the French.
 
2014-04-14 05:23:19 AM
Chief Scout Bear Grylls

When I was a lad, parody sites had the courage to identify themselves.
 
2014-04-14 05:27:45 AM

syrynxx: Chief Scout Bear Grylls

When I was a lad, parody sites had the courage to identify themselves.


I couldn't find the "Drinking Own Piss" badge.
 
2014-04-14 05:42:27 AM

GDubDub: syrynxx: Chief Scout Bear Grylls

When I was a lad, parody sites had the courage to identify themselves.

I couldn't find the "Drinking Own Piss" badge.


Here you go:
discoveryint1.edgeboss.net
 
2014-04-14 05:50:39 AM
Do they have an "inform on your gay scout master" badge? Because that's also a skill the BSA thinks is important...
 
2014-04-14 06:25:02 AM

ox45tallboy: Taking a dump outdoors, making a blowtorch from aerosol deodorant, and Aryan nation.


No, no, no. That's clearly the communist badge.

Sheesh, can't anyone recognize a hammer and sickle on a red field?
 
2014-04-14 07:03:52 AM
Media relations, sending emails and posting photographs on the internet appropriately will also be recognised.

That's pathetic. I biked for miles for a badge, and they get it by clicking "send"?

'These new badges make sure we are able to keep offering activities that educate and enthuse young people in equal measure.'

Yeeeaah, I'm thinking that's a fail on both counts.


/OTOH, inappropriate pics...
 
2014-04-14 07:11:04 AM

syrynxx: Chief Scout Bear Grylls

When I was a lad, parody sites had the courage to identify themselves.


Remember, this isn't BSA (Boy Scouts of America).  This is scouting in Once Great Britain.
 
2014-04-14 07:23:00 AM
vandalising magnifying glasses

I would use a plate or mirror for cutting coke, but that's just me.
 
2014-04-14 07:38:53 AM
Tying knots, putting up tents and chanting 'Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob' are some of the more traditional activities undertaken to win a Scout badge.

What? They get a badge for chanting "Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob"? WTF does that even mean?!
 
2014-04-14 08:10:16 AM

RobSeace: Tying knots, putting up tents and chanting 'Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob' are some of the more traditional activities undertaken to win a Scout badge.

What? They get a badge for chanting "Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob"? WTF does that even mean?!


It's a drinking game, like Bizz-Buzz in the US.  If they get it wrong, they have to pound a can of shandy.
 
2014-04-14 08:11:26 AM
Do they even have a Stalking Merit badge anymore?
 
2014-04-14 08:11:53 AM
Merit badges have been renamed "Snowflake Badges"
 
2014-04-14 08:12:31 AM

gerbilpox: That's pathetic. I biked for miles for a badge, and they get it by clicking "send"?


It's Britain. Where they have a dearth of outdoors. If their scouts didn't have badges for playing on the internet, then they wouldn't get badges for anything.

Besides, everyone knows the badges like "personal finance" are BY FAR the hardest for any teenaged boy to complete.

RobSeace: What? They get a badge for chanting "Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob"? WTF does that even mean?!


The correct version, as anyone from the 23rd S-E Leeds could tell them, is 'Dyb dyb dyb' - meaning 'Do your best' - to which the response is 'We'll dob dob dob' - 'We'll do our best'.

Also a British thing, I believe
 
2014-04-14 08:19:11 AM

gerbilpox: Media relations, sending emails and posting photographs on the internet appropriately will also be recognised.

That's pathetic. I biked for miles for a badge, and they get it by clicking "send"?


Yeah, and how long did the Personal Hygiene(or whatever the hell it was) badge take you to get.

They still have plenty of ones you gotta work hard at.
 
2014-04-14 08:28:16 AM

stratagos: Do they have an "inform on your gay scout master" badge? Because that's also a skill the BSA thinks is important...


Source is a UK paper, article makes reference to Bear Grylls as a scouting master, so I'm assuming we're talking about the British (OG) scouts here, not the American branch which is currently run by Mormons.
 
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2014-04-14 08:36:21 AM
Helping old ladies get internet access?
 
2014-04-14 08:53:58 AM

tjassen: GDubDub: syrynxx: Chief Scout Bear Grylls

When I was a lad, parody sites had the courage to identify themselves.

I couldn't find the "Drinking Own Piss" badge.

Here you go:



Ahem...

That's Bear squeezing "water" from elephant dung.
 
2014-04-14 08:55:46 AM
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Can't wait to see the Scout's production of Wuthering Heights.
 
2014-04-14 08:58:14 AM
metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

Using the Holy Grail as an anal bead recepticle / Defeating HAL-9000 using nunchucks?
 
2014-04-14 09:23:21 AM

dittybopper: It's a drinking game, like Bizz-Buzz in the US.


Drinking game? I thought that was that stupid interview task that lame-ass companies give to programmers these days... I didn't know they wanted us getting blitzed during the interview... That would've made things a lot more interesting!
 
2014-04-14 09:29:33 AM
What about the "Scoutmasters Secret" badge?
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-14 10:21:39 AM
They've never had a badge for buggering your camp mates, despite the longstanding tradition.
 
2014-04-14 11:21:10 AM

Badgers: [metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x336]

Using the Holy Grail as an anal bead recepticle / Defeating HAL-9000 using nunchucks?


I thought the one on the left had to do with making a model satellite with "F-259" on the side.
 
2014-04-14 11:27:03 AM

dittybopper: RobSeace: Tying knots, putting up tents and chanting 'Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob' are some of the more traditional activities undertaken to win a Scout badge.

What? They get a badge for chanting "Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob"? WTF does that even mean?!

It's a drinking game, like Bizz-Buzz in the US.  If they get it wrong, they have to pound a can of shandy.


I was wondering why I was supposed to catch all these. What button is that?

img1.wikia.nocookie.net

 
2014-04-14 11:55:42 AM
Is the cool tag busy earning those badges?
 
2014-04-14 11:59:22 AM

ox45tallboy: Badgers: [metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x336]

Using the Holy Grail as an anal bead recepticle / Defeating HAL-9000 using nunchucks?

I thought the one on the left had to do with making a model satellite with "F-259" on the side.


I thought it was toilet paper on a stand for some reason. With bubbles. Bathroom badge, heck yeah!

/Supposedly it's for fundraising
//The other one's for geocaching
///At least it looks vaguely map-oriented?
 
2014-04-14 12:06:31 PM

Canton: I thought it was toilet paper on a stand for some reason. With bubbles. Bathroom badge, heck yeah!

/Supposedly it's for fundraising
//The other one's for geocaching
///At least it looks vaguely map-oriented?


I'm pretty sure they get a badge for not using toilet paper. See my post at the top for the "taking a dump in a hole outside" badge.

The skills needed to be a productive member of society have definitely changed since Baden-Powell's day. I think back then everyone knew how to take a dump in a hole. It's become a lost art, and therefore merit badge worthy.
 
2014-04-14 04:16:11 PM
Dyb dyb dyb....dob dob dob...is all I want to say to you....

Its the police merit badge?

/great album btw.
 
2014-04-14 07:04:29 PM
 
2014-04-14 07:25:05 PM
...whilst the "fundraising" badge did take a minute to get, the "geocaching" badge did at least look orienteering-esque (though I'd say that was more "POI marking" or "Munzee hunting" than "geocaching", especially as there are internationally recognised symbols for the latter).
 
2014-04-14 11:15:59 PM
Don't turn on
If the scoutmaster's around
For he only will insist that it be shared!
Be prepared!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSwjuz_-yao&feature=kp
 
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