First, I want to address the changing of "Campfire" to "Cultural Night" in Scouting events in Malaysia. Ever wondered why they had to fix something that wasn't broken? Here's a few keywords to get you going: racial integration, bangsa Malaysia, Malaysian culture. Oh yes, part of the government's plan to supposedly bring us together as one when there they are separating themselves with their UMNOs, MCAs and MICs. And the Lain-lains.
Then there are the bunch of stupid rules they have about Cultural Night events, no drums, no rock, no boy girl contact, possibly no jumping too. I'm convinced the Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry had a hand in this (read: Avril Lavigne's KL concert drama). It's like we have to keep things outdated and kampung, only that we're in a city. Hello?
Another thing with campfires are themes. Why is there even a theme involved? Sure, it's for decor and provides direction but combine themes and the "cultural" aspect, it doesn't gel. The campfire this year is Supernova ~* An Explosion of brilliance*~. (Holy shit, they even used stars and symbols.) So, put that and the cultural aspect together... Baju Melayu's with stars on them? Noooo. Traditional dances? Sure that's what's going to happen but I eww to that too. Maybe dances that start traditionally and then breaks out into the 21st century. Hell yeah!
Campfires aren't what they used to be. We used to be able to do fun things; play awkward Night Walk, play Family Game where there's actual boys and girls in the family (hey, I'm all for same sex marriages but the rule is ridiculous), dance (I may not dance but I do enjoy choo-choo training around)! They're so boring now and you can't even charge for entrance anymore. Like hello, we have to fund this shit somehow right?
Scouting is doomed.