You are spot on. As is KeithSmith4, the experienced poster in this thread.
Things have changed so much from a “what is required to be part of the program” standpoint since I was a cub/boy scout. I’m not a wilting daisy, but even I have balked at what my council has asked of me when approaching new parents.
The ideas posted here so far aren’t solutions; they are coping mechanisms. You hit the nail on the head when you keyed in on “if this organization is going to survive.” YPT is a great idea; so is mandatory two-deep. But there has got to be a middle ground when it comes to required training; especially for those of us who fill multiple roles.
The best professional leaders among us; lawyers, doctors, engineers, etc. just don’t usually need the 30+ hours of online instruction to be den leaders/cub masters, etc. Moreover, taking that time out of our schedule can significantly impact time we have to actually plan/do the role(s).
I would be in strong favor of required YPT with opt-out role training for those of us who are Eagle Scouts or some other metric to avoid blacklash from parents who are confronted with a mountain of work to be part of an organization that competes against sports, etc.