For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America enjoyed a unique trust with the men of America: to provide a method to raise our boys into men of “patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues” by the means of scoutcraft.
The BSA mission was sore tested in the tumult and confusion of the nineteen seventies. The disastrous Improved Scouting Program under the brand name “Scouting/USA” stripped “Boy” from the marketing material and cut outdoor activities in favor of unisex feminism, community organizing, drug abuse awareness, and so on. Leadership positions were opened to women in the Jezebel spirit of Women’s Liberation and the Sexual Revolution.
“Improved” scouting barely survived as millions of families rejected this obvious rejection of American tradition and values. In 1979 living legend and scourge of BSA Inc “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt was, reluctantly, recalled to active duty, assigned to pick up the pieces and do his best with them.
But the damage was done. Once boasting 6,500,000 cub and boy scouts in 1972, BSA barely counts 2,000,000 scouts today. *That is a staggering 70% decline against a coincidentally equal population of school aged boys in both years, roughly 24,000,000.
Just as before, this betrayal of millions of American boys can be reversed. We saw this coming and we’ve studied the New Left for decades and understand their goals and methods, their strategy and the tactics they employ. We recognize the techniques they deploy to weaponize our God-given American values and turn them against us.
Our fathers were taken by surprise. We aren’t.
We can and will retake scouting and restore it as a beloved American institution.
* BSA inc has taken to inflating its membership count by including all its service lines in its calculation. Earlier membership figures include only cub and boy scouts.