Well, they won’t get one more red cent out of me or even one more minute of time for volunteering, now that they have renigged on their oath to be morally straight and to be reverent to God.
Not surprised that this is happening. Most BSA councils, my former one included, live almost hand-to-mouth and rely heavily on regular donations as well as “special contributions” to maintain the physical plant (council camps, among other things).
The small $25-$50 donations from ordinary folks who were Scouts, or who currently have boys in Troops, are starting to dry up what with National’s decision to go gay. I’ve been approached twice since the announcement and have refused both times.
While the “choice” has assured that the big corporate donations will continue to roll in (at least for the time being), those won’t be enough to keep the operation solvent in the long-term.
Saving up for when they Philmont on the market.
Half a Billion Dollars for a bridge and a stadium that neither even get mentioned for the entire 2013 Jamboree.
Everything that the boys will be doing such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, and zip lines are just about free to implement...so the $600,000/year Executives went $400 Million in debt for a bridge and a staduium?!
I wouldn’t buy any of those bonds, especially with those outstanding lawsuits, probably new lawsuits now that queers are allowed, that outlandishly expensive camp, dismal revenue and membership projections and a bunch of top level management skimming big salaries off the top. What chance do bond holders have of recovering anything in case of a default.
I understand that obese scouts can’t attend because of stress of hiking up steep slopes.
This is no surprise. If a bunch of boys cant get together and camp out and learn about virtue without giving into corporate pressure, namely AT&T, then they are obviously dependent on a lot of money for something they dont need
Stupid decisions usually or eventually have bad consequences.
Eagle Scout, three trips to Philmont, Scout Leader, Dad was a Scout Leader for over 20 years.... I gave up on Scouts with my son because it was nothing like something we wanted and that was years ago. He thought I was putting up with all the ADHD Ritilan laced brats for him and I thought he was doing it for me. One day we both confessed to each other we’d rather spend our time doing scout things together without all the brats and yuppie parents.
It has gotten worse. More than $600,000 a year for the top five scout execs? You gotta be kidding me.
Dad always said national and region were not about the boys. He was right and more so today.
The park would bring in even more in donations than it would cost to build, Scout leaders concluded.
It is seldom just one thing that causes the demise of an organization. This is one of several.
BSA deserves all the trouble they get -
Corporate money was nice while it lasted, but it was the Boy Scouts downfall. The park, the bonds, the high salary jobs and the nice offices became more important than the mission.
And once the BSA were enslaved to the money, all the gay lobby had to do was put the public relations screws to BSA’s corporate sponsors - which is exactly what they have done.
Too late. I’d rather see the Scouts cease to exist than to continue now.
Now that it is his franchise, Satan is blessing the BSA.
I fondly remember summer camps both as a kid and then as scoutmaster - merit badges, water sports, camping and hiking, camp fires in the evening with skits and tall tales.
They were great years.
never went to a national jamboree.
Maybe the boys could sell cookies.
It’s their own fault.
So the biggest threat to the scouts funding is lawsuits over homosexual abuse of boys.
The solution? Allow homosexuals in the scouts.