I don’t really think that “if they are old enough for sex, they are old enough to move out and get jobs.”
Indeed, it is the ages of most of these boys when they are interested in learning about sex (a mild way of stating it), but are still far too young to move out and get jobs on their own (at least, in modern America).
those “difficult years” if you will .... that all parents have to try to deal with successfully. Scouting can be a lot of help, especially when there is no man in the home...
parents should lay down the law not a stranger