You have not answered my question, you have merely dodged it. What mistake was made? What should have been done differently? What are the problems that should have been addressed and managed better and how would they have done that?
You blame them for the problems but admit you have no idea what they could have done differently.
Where else could the “blame” possibly be? Here’s some suggestions:
- The legislatures that extended the statute of limitations back to infinity which is far outside the range of the insurance structure that was put in place
- The cost of substantial increases in insurance coverage rates
- To continue to support and improve YPT and ongoing criminal background checks
- The general increased cost of operations over time
- The massive call for technology upgrades and overall system improvements
Since most of those line items are actually what they have told us are behind the membership increase, I see no reason to not take them at their word. If you’re looking for someone further to blame, how about the people who put on a scout uniform and did illegal, immoral, and harmful things in the past?
Yes, we need to make changes. It stinks that it costs more. It stinks that a lot of people were not prepared for this change (although we found out months ago it was coming). Timing is terrible. All agreed, even by those making the decision.
Slinging blame does not work toward a solution of any type. I would love to know what could have been done differently.