Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
Scouting For Boys, Girls… Anyone?
The CITIZEN Scouts, a volunteer youth group that teaches boys and girls outdoor survival skills, are reporting sharply declining numbers. The organization’s annual meet was attended by just seven and a half Scouts (as there was an unfortunate accident involving a canoe made out of recycled soup cans). Some within the community are urging the government to help revive interest in outdoor pursuits among young people.
I’ve encountered with many choices
1. “Dear Leader, we humbly beg your favor!” is spelled out in woodcraft sign language on a poster decorated with pictures of tents, trees, and wild ANIMAL. The Scout who brought the poster into your office begins to explain, “Scouting has really suffered from a lack of state support. We give back to the community, learn valuable life skills, and get to socialize with other young people, all in the spirit of NATIONSNAME patriotism. And with some government funding, maybe we could afford some slightly less frayed guide ropes for our climbing wall?”
2. “Scouting is a hobby, nothing more,” grumbles notoriously CURRENCY-pinching auditor Kayla Price. “What’s next, are we going to start giving subsidies to model aircraft building clubs? Knitting circles? Mustache enthusiasts? Treasury funds are for essential projects only. If the Scouts can’t get by without state support, then they should go out of business like any other private organization would.”
3. “You’re talking about ending a tradition of Scouting that goes back more than a century!” complains Nikita Williams, a military historian who has won several awards for exceptionally dry accounts of dramatic battles. “I got my start in fieldcraft as a Scout, just like many of our nation’s greatest heroes. The young people of today don’t know what they’re missing out on. In fact, maybe if you forced them all to join the Scouts, they’d soon see what fun it was!”
4. “All this tradition stuff is exactly why kids aren’t interested in Scouting anymore,” snarks your appallingly cynical niece, who only looks up from her phone to roll her eyes. “What use are badges for campfire building and map reading when we have central heating and GPS? If Scouting taught some more modern skills, maybe you’d have more young people interested.”
5. Dismiss the issue
Option 4. sounds nice so I choose it.
The result saids ‘Selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Industry: Information Technology
Fann-Boi Productivity Index 3.5%
Kurzweil Singularity Index 1.1%
Meters Of Sunlight 0.62%
Quips Per Hour 0.10%
And decline in this qualities
Cheeks Turned Per Day 0.18%
Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale 0.96%
Industry: Basket Weaving
Hickory Productivity Index 20.8%
Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index 20.8%
This choice is nice.