“But Scouts in [foreign land] is doing just fine. Meh!”
If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a hundred times. Like most things SJW it is a lie. And yes it’s usually doubled-down.
Here’s a discussion of the English destruction inflicted by their version of the “Improved Scouting Program” called the “Advance Party Report.”
Not surprisingly it had the exact same analysis, diagnosis and prescription for the Royal Boy Scouts: ditch the tradition, scrap the uniform, drop “Boy” from the name and open up to girls and younger children.
The result was an immediate and irrecoverable plummet in membership.
The growing crisis in the Scout movement.
By the Rev’d Michael Foster
A Crisis in the Scout movement?
The fact that there are problems within Scouting can be evidenced from two factors. One; a loss in numbers, and two; the growing number of independent organisations, often of a traditionalist nature in reaction to changes designed to modernise scouting in an attempt to hold numbers.
It must be noted that the crisis of the scout movement in the west is not reflected universally. Other societies have not experienced social transformation at the same rate, or in the same direction. This means that the traditional image of the scout in these countries will continue to share a backdrop with its society at large. In other countries, the scout movement will be one of a relatively few agencies in the provision of youth work, as was true for Britain in the Edwardian period, and therefore not present a picture of decline.
The schisms in the Scout movement in the UK in the 1970s/1980s, and post 1980s overseas, although minor compared with the great scout schism of 1909-1911 (which created the first world Scout organisation led by Sir Francis Vane in opposition to Baden-Powell), emerged out of a need to come to terms with an essential problem that can be rehearsed as follows; “How does an organisation born in an age of imperialism and nationalism, with a society which was more monolithic, survive in a post-imperial age with a pluralistic society in the west and where each Country is but one community in a global village?”
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