Opinion What happened to the Boy Scouts?

23:00  18 february  2020
23:00  18 february  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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The Boy Scouts of America is filing for bankruptcy in “what could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen,” according to the Associated Press.

What happened? The 110-year-old nonprofit organization has struggled with membership over the past few years due to two controversies: an apparent proliferation of sexual abuse cases and its recent acceptance of openly gay leaders, as well as transgender or female members. When the organization decided to accept girls and transgender boys among its members, it appeared the Boy Scouts couldn’t even tell you what a boy was.

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association, established by Baden-Powell in Britain in 1908.

So when the Boy Scouts of America National Council kicked me out for being gay — over the strong objections of my troop and scoutmaster — I challenged it in court. I believed I was holding the organization to the values it had taught me. That happened more than 34 years ago.

This second controversy cost the Boy Scouts its substantial Mormon support. At the beginning of the year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut its ties with the organization, removing 400,000 boys from the BSA. M. Russell Ballard, a high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, indicated that the church had no choice.

“The reality there is we didn’t really leave them; they kind of left us,” Ballard said. “The direction they were going was not consistent to what we feel our youth need to have ... to survive in the world that lies ahead for them.”

All by itself, the church’s decision resulted in an 18% drop in membership, leaving the organization with fewer than 2 million members. At its peak in the 1970s, the Boy Scouts of America boasted more than 4 million members.

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The Boy Scouts of America announced in May they would rename the Boy Scouts programme Scouts BSA as they prepare to allow girls as members. But the Girl Scouts say the change could erode their brand, calling the move "uniquely damaging" to them. Their lawsuit seeks damages and an

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The other controversy plaguing the BSA addresses a problem it had long before it got caught in the cross-hairs of the gender and sexual orientation culture wars. After laws were passed amending the statute of limitations in New York, Arizona, New Jersey, and California, hundreds of men sued the BSA, claiming they had been sexually abused while members in the organization.

While Boy Scouts of America maintained that it was not aware of sexual abuse allegations at the time, alleged victims said otherwise. James Kretschmer, one of the men suing for abuse, said the BSA was supposed to be a “beautiful” organization, but it has been corrupted.

“And if they’re not going to protect the people that they’ve entrusted with the children, then shut it down and move on,” he told the AP.

Whether the BSA just filed for bankruptcy to be able to minimize liability or to keep “the truth away from the eyes of the public,” as alleged victim Scott Coats put it, the organization is in big trouble. In the end, it won’t be BSA’s waning membership or its shift on gender and identity that endangers it. It will be the organization's apparent failure in its most important job: to protect and empower the children in its care.

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