It seems the Boy Scouts are moving away from rubbing two sticks together and the double underhanded yeoman's shank (or whatever the hell that infernal knot that always gave me fits was called) and moving in the direction of the Internet and the iPhone. From Wendy Kurten, marketing director for Boy Scouts of America Circle 10 Council: "As our time changes, we are going to have to change along with it. So we're trying to educate our boys on the front end to be better prepared for the future."
Meanwhile, in Japan, Boy Scouts are learning how to design and market the next electronic gizmo so Boy Scouts here can have it included in their handbooks 50 years from now. So, you know, they can be better prepared for the future.