The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are seeing a historic mass exodus away from their organizations:
Membership for the BSA's flagship Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA programs dropped from 1.97 million in 2019 to 1.12 million in 2020, a 43% plunge, according to figures provided to The Associated Press. Court records show membership has fallen further since then, to about 762,000.
The Girl Scouts say their youth membership fell by nearly 30%, from about 1.4 million in 2019- 2020 to just over 1 million this year.
The Boy Scouts, which is currently undergoing bankruptcy due to tens of thousands of people who have filed sexual abuse claims against the organization, is planning to stem the insane hemorrhage of attendance and funding by raising rates for everyone still in the organization.
A disclosure statement in the bankruptcy case says its gross revenues dropped from $394 million in 2019 to $187 million last year.
In response, the Boy Scouts' annual youth membership fee will rise from $66 to $72 on August 1. The BSA also says some councils may merge to consolidate resources.
I WONDER WHY THIS IS HAPPENING??? 🤔
NO, BUT REALLY: WHY COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE HAPPENING??
The founder of the scouting movement had this to say in 1908 about the purpose of the programs:
"We aim for the practice of Christianity in their everyday life and dealings, and not merely the profession of its theology on Sundays. There is a vast reserve of loyal patriotism and Christian spirit lying dormant in our nation today, mainly because it sees no direct opportunity for expressing itself. In this joyous brotherhood, there is vast opportunity open to all ... It gives every man his chance of service for his fellow-men and for God."
The scouts programs are so far from this standard today that the national organizations are just empty shells trying to stay relevant with whatever philosophy of the day comes their way.
I guess parents don't want to let their kids within a thousand yards of the woke mess these organizations have become.