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Queen Liz suffers Scouts’ snub. “We are not amused”.

July 2, 2017

Well, there goes the British Empire…and Baden-Powell must be spinning in his grave.

The news is that Her Indoors at Buck House has been given the Order of the Boot by South Australia’s troop leaders of  the legion of boys who sport funny-shaped hats, woggles (whatever they are) and kneecap hugging shorts.

Yes. Sad to report. But civilisation as we know it is dead. Those helpful, thrifty, courageous and LOYAL khaki-clad lads have given dear old Lizzie a two-fingered version of their famous salute. And in a swingeing, slashing, seditious slaughter of tradition, it has been decreed that  Scouts no longer have to be cheerful. And God and Australia have become optional . God help us all.

All of the above seditious treatment of the Scouting ethos is aimed at boosting the number of South Australia’s wogglers from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2023.

It reminds me of the time America’s singing satirist Tom Lehrer toured Australia. Arriving in Adelaide, he was warned that any Town Hall  performance of his scurrilous “Boy Scouts’ Marching Song” would be curtailed by a mob-handed regiment of the boys in blue waiting in the wings to protect the delicate ears of South Australians.

 

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