While adhering to traditional Christian principles is a good foundation, what will sell the organization are the traditional skills taught to the boys.
One of the worst mistakes the BSA made prior to this fiasco was in the 1970s, when they decided to be trendy and urbanize the scouts, with a big push for minority recruitment. It was an unmitigated disaster, created the most unpopular Boy Scout Manual, and resulted in the expensive ruination of several campgrounds.
If you can imagine a Scout Manual written by a community organizer...
In any event, what will appeal to boys and their parents are backwoods and other terrain survival skills and tool use, including knife, hatchet, axe, bow and arrow, rifle, handgun, and shotgun, ropes and knot work, cooking, hygiene, first aid, swimming and running. I would strongly suggest teaching them some judo and karate as well.
The folks at OnMyHonor.Net are well aware of that disastrous 8-year stretch between 1972-80. Agree with all you stated. I believe that is where they are headed.
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Good news for boys and their parents. I like yefragetuwrabrumuy's comments. I wonder how to pronounce his screen name though...
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