The Boy Scouts, in what can accurately be described as tragic, are considering filing for bankruptcy.
It’s tragic, not because of their ending, but because of what they became in recent years.
A little background info: in addition to multiple lawsuits claiming Scout leaders had inappropriate contact with kids all the way back to the 1960s, the Boy Scouts recently changed their name to the ‘Scouts BSA’, in order to reflect where they wanted to go as an organization. And where they wanted to go (and went) was down a road where girls could join the Boy Scouts and transgender boys could as well. It was the final nail in the coffin for an organization that had turned its back on the core recruiting pool: conservative, Christian families that wanted their boys to grow up into men. After all, if you stop believing that there is a difference between men and women, how are you supposed to train these youngsters to be men in the first place? Americans had their fill of the craziness.
Membership has been falling for years, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced they are pulling their 610,000 boys from the wayward program and will create their own organization. It’s a move that many across the nation agree with, as evidenced by the dwindling numbers.
I hate to see what’s become of the Boy Scouts. They used to be an American staple, as engrained in our national heritage and culture as baseball and apple pie. They used to represent what was good, noble, honorable and moral about our country. But no more. They now represent where many in our nation want to take our morality, and those who disagree are withdrawing in massive numbers.
If you’re reading this, and you’d like to find an alternative to the Boy Scouts, might I suggest Trail Life USA? I’ve had the CEO on my program, and I believe in what they’re doing. They aren’t afraid to keep God in the upbringing of young men, in addition to the typical skills learned through these types of programs.
As we watch organizations compromise and crumble around us, don’t lose heart. Men and women who are holding strong to what’s right are filling in the gaps. It’s the American way.