Did a 60-mile trek over 10 days in the north country of Philmont in 1990 with a 2 crews of 9 boys and 3 adults, each. I was 35 and in very good condition before the trek. Still lost quite a few lbs, but never went hungry. They really had the menu/nutrition science down pat. Upon returning to the real world, colleagues at work were laughing and pointing at my posterior asking, "Where's your ass?"
As others have pointed out over the last 1.5 months, at some point down the pike, BSA will be faced with a "fire sale" for its properties - either the big 4 national high adventure bases and/or local council camps. Others have speculated that some religious denominations (of course, they are all losing membership, too) may be positioned to pick up some of these properties when they become available.
Donald Rumsfeld served on staff at Philmont in the late 1940s, is a Distinguised Eagle Scout, and retired somewhere in north central NM - west of Philmont. Wonder if he could be approached to help OnMyHonor.Net?
No one is going to “step in” to save $600,000/year Executives who are spending over $400 Million in debt for an 85,000 seat stadium in a part of West Virginia that won’t see 85,000 people visit all year.
If you’ve ever seen a company lose money in the real world, you don’t step in to save it...you let it spend itself to death and then you buy up its assets in the inevitable fire sale.
The rub for Scouts, however, is that some rather vindictive liberals want to buy up the properties to turn them into left-wing shrines to homosexuals and environmentalists just to rub in the fall of the Scouts...
...and the flip side is that the Scouts are spending so much that no one can save them from that fall.