THE Scout Association is to formalise sexual education by awarding a badge for playing the biscuit game.
The game, also known as 'Soggy Biscuit', has been an integral part of the scouting movement since it was founded 100 years ago.
Since then generations of boys have been unable to look each other in the eye after witnessing one of their troop munch his way through a semen-covered digestive.
Now the association wants to offer scouts the chance to learn some of the key aspects of sexual health and reproduction while honing their biscuiting skills.
A spokesman said: "When a scout reaches the age when his voice is changing and his shorts are getting a little bit too tight, it's time to start thinking about sex.
"The biscuit game is a very useful way of making the scouts comfortable around each other's reproductive organs in a camp setting.
"In the past we have perhaps focused too much on core skills like abseiling, orienteering, kayaking and tree identification. Somewhere along the way we took our eye off the ejaculation ball."
He added: "The great thing about the biscuit game is that it's fun and it doesn't matter if you win or lose.
"Except, of course, that you absolutely do not want to lose."