Our favourite Scout,  Homer Simpson,  is slightly older than the recently announced youngest-ever Chief Scout, Bear Grylls  

Along with another one of our favourites, Ernest Borgnine, in an episode of the Simpsons entitled “Boy-Scoutz n the Hood”, we are treated to a very laid-back Homer giving us a classic line which seems to have been adopted by many in the current headlines; 

 “Marge, don’t discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.” 

Young people with a thirst for adventure seem to have ignored such advice and are inspired by an adventurer who lives boldly, therefore proving, once again, that ambition has favour with the young……. D-oh!

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