Most 18 and 19 year-olds in
Britain are quite independent people. Relationships within the British family
are different now. Children have more freedom to make their own decisions.
For example, children aged 13
may be employed part time in Great Britain. Aged 16 they can leave home, marry
with "parents' consent". Age 18 can vote, get married, drink in pubs.
Education is a very important
part in the life of British youth. One can't become an independent person
During the last 30 years there
were a lot of different trends in youth movements. Those trends are known as
the "hippies", the "punks", the "rockers".
But certainly there are
different traditional youth organizations in Great Britain. Among them — the
Scout Association, the National Union of Students.
The National Union of Students
was founded in 1922. It promotes the educational and social interests of
But certainly the most
numerous is the Scout Association, founded in 1908 for boys and in 1910 for
girls by Lord Baden-Powel. The programme of training is planned to develop
intelligence and practical skills. Scout training is complementary to the
Everyone in Great Britain can
find the activity he likes most.