9. "RE: Exile mini: Direct Action"
In response to message #4
>>Apparently the Girl Guides are more in touch with Scouting's military >>roots than their present-day equivalents can claim. > >It has long been a half-joking contention of mine that Boy and Girl >Scouts shouldn't really be allowed to call themselves that unless they >are actually prepared to go into the field and come back with useful >information about enemy positions, distribution, probable strength >etc. In the 24th-century UF universe, at least in the Crown Colonies, >this is evidently the case - although it does come up a couple of >times in this piece that the Llanfair Regiment is considered unusually >adventuresome even by the standards of the era.
One would hope that someone associated with Our Heroes would grab the Scouts organizations and shake some sense into them, as well as putting them back on the track towards teaching the skillset that they're known for. If nothing else, planetary colonization would probably resurrect interest in those skills needed for survival in less-than-urban environments.
Ebony the Black Dragon
"Life is like an anole. Sometimes it's green. Sometimes it's brown. But it's always a small Caribbean lizard."