You cant train kids in a world where adults have no concept of what science literacy is. The adults are gonna squash the creativity that would manifest itself, because theyre clueless about what it and why it matters. But science can always benefit from the more brains there are that are thinking about it - but thats true for any field.
One of the powerful temptations is that of the cinema palace. The cinema has undoubtedly an enormous attraction for boys, and people are constantly cudgelling their brains how to stop it. But it is one of those things which would be very difficult to stop even if it were altogether desirable.