The problem is not that black kids have no interest in Scouting. My son was enrolled in an inner-city Cub Scout den and Boy Scout troop for years, and plenty of boys participated. But there is a very serious leadership problem. Women can lead Cub Scout dens, but the Boy Scouts need male leaders, and there is a very serious shortage of black men who are up to the job. As I recall, not one of the other boys in my son's troop came from a two-parent family.
"As I recall, not one of the other boys in my son's troop came from a two-parent family."
Ah, that is so sad!! But that is the truth in much of the black community (and a good deal of the white as well). How can we expect to raise decent young men without male role models? A woman can raise a boy, but it's really hard for her to show him how to become a man. Boys need men.