This story is both sad and frustrating. First the BSA nearly doubles the fees in such a manner that was handled so poorly that it has left a really bad taste in many people. Our Troop is probably going to take a 25%-40% reduction in re registration. The Philmont situation just adds another level of concern to to the long term viability if the BSA. I love this program and feel that it is so vital to the young boys and now girls and it saddens me to see how matters have become.
In speaking with several long term Scouters, we are all of the feeling that we need to press our boys and girls that are close to earning the Eagle Scout Rank to hurry up just in case the BSA folds.
There will be those that will say the BSA isn’t going away but you cannot look at the landscape and make such an assurance. The lawyers see blood in the waters and the SJW’s are dug in to either changing the BSA into something we no longer recognize or destroy it.