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  Girls prefer to txt than learn to cook
Updated 07 February 2002, 12.57
Boiling an egg and texting
Four out of 10 girls can't boil an egg and would rather text mates than talk to their family, according to new research.

Text messaging
"Where's that egg recipe?"

The survey by the Guide Association also found girls aged eight to 15 are missing out on learning "life skills".

Learning to care

They say not enough of them have the skills to deal with money, communicate properly or care about others.

Click here if you want to know how to boil an egg!

But some of the 400 girls questioned aren't worried. One girl said: "You can always use a credit card if you run out of money."

Fact File
The survey says...
Two out of 10 never talk to their families
Less than one in 10 do charity work
Only one in five cook at home

And you can forget about eggs.

"I burn everything but it doesn't matter," said another. "You just go to Tesco and buy those packets. Cooking for yourself is a waste of time."

You never know, maybe one day the Guide motto will read:

I promise that I will do my best:
To love my God,
To serve the Queen and my country,
To speak more to my family and
To learn to boil an egg!


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