Mommy, I Got the Safe-Sex Merit Badge!

The U.K.-based Girl Guides are raising a few eyebrows, and acknowledging the realities of modern life, by initiating a new program of sex education, debt management, and such basics of today’s home life as “flat-pack” furniture assembly.

The decision follows a survey of Girl Guides in the United Kingdom to determine the priorities of a century-old organization that once caused a scandal by encouraging young women to go camping and join sports teams.


“Guides keen to be prepared — for safe sex and living with debt”
The Times (U.K.), July 25, 2007

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