Skip to comments.Boy Scouts shrink 6 percent after 1 year of allowing gay members
Posted on 02/12/2014 10:14:11 PM PST by Oliviaforever
The Boy Scouts of America experienced a modest dip in membership in 2013, but not the mass exodus that some social conservatives predicted while it was considering changing its membership policy on gays. Boy Scouts membership fell by 6 percent last year, leaving it with nearly 2.5 million youth members and 960,000 adult members.
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That’s what I thought. 6% in one year. And that’s not allowing for all the older scouts who may be “finishing up”, but their younger brothers won’t be joining.
The new training programs for leaders have not begun yet.
Once the leaders start leaving, you will get your mass exodus.
I would expect that many scouts who are advancing through the ranks will see it through. The question is how many are joining compared to previous years.
And that was LAST year, before the new policy became officially effective and before Trail Life USA was launched. As sodomites flex their new, militant muscles in the remade BSA, expect the decline to accelerate exponentially.
Boy Sodomites of America..(BSA)..
I’m still disappointed that it did not drop more than six percent.
I’m taking my 7 year-old daughter and 9 year old son winter backpacking in the Mount Cheaha-Talledega Mountian area this weekend. I’m sure not putting them into BS or GS.
That’s an excellent acronym for what the future Boy Scouts will be about. Because sodomites make everything, everything on earth, about their disgusting personal perversion. Thanks for thinking of it, I’m going to continue to use ot.
The left is accomplishing exactly what they really wanted, damaging another established American institution.
No doubt there will be a mass influx of gay boyscouts to make up the difference /s
I predict the 6% will double next year.
When you think about it in terms of
people entering and those leaving
at the end of their commited interest.
I bet it was more than that
6% is what they admitted to
I wonder if donations are way down too?
My boy was just about to join when they came up with this great new plan. Needless to say, he is not a Boy Scout. My dad was an Eagle Scout, I was a scout, not my boy, though.
How about that cool new anal sex merit badge!
There’s an alternative to the Boy Scouts of today—I hope parents discover it and move their children to it and it grows in membership.
There doesn’t seem another way to protest the sodomite usurpation of the Boy Scouts.
At least, with the Girl Scouts, you can refuse to buy their cookies while explaining to them and their parents that Girl Scouts support abortion.
The Girl Scouts need an alternative organization, too.
Guilty.. We are part of the 6%.
That's the net. How many homosexuals signed up?
Another freeper, can’t remember who, just tonight said it is called “Trail Life”.
The new gay scouts will be selling boy scout fudge. Then you can refuse to buy their fudge.
Civil Air Patrol
Ham radio, help them (and you) get licenses and join ARES, RACES, disaster response teams.
American Heritage Girls is an amazing Bible-based, service-based, Country-proud organization that is growing rapidly. In fact, Thursday evening (tonight) my house will be overrun by 24 young girls, plus a handful of mothers and mentors/leaders, who are having an extra Heritage Girls scrapbooking night. Needless to say, my boys and I are FLEEING during this gathering...
A friend of mine has his son in the local BSs Catholic chapter and his wife is involved as a volunteer too, and they told me there were no changes made that they could see.
No Kids showing up to be scouts telling the others that they are gay.
Those who are leading this institution, are currently working to manage the huge bad PR hit right now. They are trying to look as normal as possible and hoping americans would forget quickly. Their expectation would be that people would quickly accept the "new normal", and membership would jump right back.
Let’s see the numbers in 5 years.....
So, do they now ask these underage boys what kind of sex they prefer on a checkbox next to preference of religion? Who are the people responsible for this decision?
Ha, ha, that’s a cute post. All these wonderful girls and ladies - let’s get the heck out of here!
Civil Air Patrol
I used to recommend it without reservation, but it is increasingly linked with DHS and FEMA, and suffers from creeping PC (they have their own "diversity oath" now). If the local squadron has a good, stand-up guy (or gal) at the top, it's probably going to be okay, but a parent needs to really do some research and not rely just on the rah-rah recruiting BS.
It's part of FedGov - which is neither disinterested nor benevolent - and thus requires some amount of caution.
ONLY 6%? Probably more libs playing fast and loose with data. Gotta be more than 6%.
No, the number show that the irrational hubub was not of serious proportions.
And we are supposed to be surprised? I think NOT!
(gag), I should have known.
Maybe the local fish and game club?
Yes. Gay family members must be cast out. Employees fired. Memberships cancelled. This country needs an Inquisition! Only the right thinking ones allowed!
Yes. “A small minority.”
What it means is that 6% of Scouts and Scouters truly honor what the Scout Oath, Law, morals and principles mean...the rest? Not so much...they’ll even go so far as to denigrate and malign those who made a principled decision to leave...”true” Scouters those.
In our area, less boys are bridging from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts...we have boys dropping out or taking on other activities rather than Boy Scouts...the losses will be greater than the gains over the next few years...attrition will take its toll.
So if Wal-Marts profits went down 6% in one year that wouldn’t be a big deal. Takes longer for the true results to appear. There will be alternatives to the boy scouts...you can bet on it.
BSA shrunk about 80% in my eyes.
Actually it’s traillifeusa.com
I’m a troopmaster with them. When I reviewed the program, I wanted BSA to reverse their decision and adopt large sections of the Trail Life program. Yea, it’s that good.