This happens in other organizations as well. It seems when MBA's invade the management the groups core values seems to disappear. Blame it on the United Way, they are usually the ones who are encouraging the business side of organizations at the expense of the traditions of their mission.
The United Way does do some good too. I don't think any of this applies to the Boy Scouts as a whole, but in a funny way, there might be a ring of truth. This stems from a something that happened when I was a boy scout. My dad was scoutmaster and two boys had stopped coming. My dad tried to get them off the rolls, but was told by the boy scout council that they had to be dead. So that is what my dad declared them. The next week one broke his arm in a motorcyle accident and the other broke his leg. I do hope the policies have changed since then or other ex-boy scouts could be hurt:).
Scouts are registered and are listed on the charter for one full year at a time whether they quit or not.