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Boy Scouts shrink 6 percent after 1 year of allowing gay members
Washington Times ^ | 2/13/14 | Cheryl Wetzstein

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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The media will of course make the 6% drop in BSA membership seem minor or as this story states "modest," the truth is that a 6% drop in membership is devastating for the BSA.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 10:14:11 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 10:17:41 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Oliviaforever

The new training programs for leaders have not begun yet.

Once the leaders start leaving, you will get your mass exodus.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 10:18:04 PM PST by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 10:18:26 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 10:18:46 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Boy Sodomites of America..(BSA)..


6 posted on 02/12/2014 10:22:02 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 10:24:31 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Oliviaforever
They need to issue free chastity belts to every scout!
8 posted on 02/12/2014 10:25:14 PM PST by dalereed
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To: hosepipe

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.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 10:25:36 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Oliviaforever

The left is accomplishing exactly what they really wanted, damaging another established American institution.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 10:29:02 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Oliviaforever

No doubt there will be a mass influx of gay boyscouts to make up the difference /s


11 posted on 02/12/2014 10:30:51 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 10:36:41 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Oliviaforever

I bet it was more than that


13 posted on 02/12/2014 10:37:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

6% is what they admitted to

I wonder if donations are way down too?


14 posted on 02/12/2014 10:38:28 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Raycpa

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.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 10:45:51 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Oliviaforever

How about that cool new anal sex merit badge!


16 posted on 02/12/2014 10:49:45 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 10:54:18 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Oliviaforever

Guilty.. We are part of the 6%.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 11:06:56 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
I’m still disappointed that it did not drop more than six percent.

That's the net. How many homosexuals signed up?

19 posted on 02/12/2014 11:11:16 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Mortrey

Another freeper, can’t remember who, just tonight said it is called “Trail Life”.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 11:18:32 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Mortrey
"American Heritage": http://www.ahgonline.org/‎ and "Frontier Scouts": http://www.frontiergirls.com are both alternatives for girls.
21 posted on 02/12/2014 11:22:57 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: All; Mortrey

The new gay scouts will be selling boy scout fudge. Then you can refuse to buy their fudge.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 11:47:07 PM PST by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
Possible other alternatives:

Civil Air Patrol

Ham radio, help them (and you) get licenses and join ARES, RACES, disaster response teams.

24 posted on 02/13/2014 12:16:18 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Mortrey

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...


25 posted on 02/13/2014 12:28:08 AM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


26 posted on 02/13/2014 12:33:54 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Proud2BeRight
You're right, the left does not care about this institution.

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.

27 posted on 02/13/2014 12:43:09 AM PST by Moorings
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To: mrsmel

Let’s see the numbers in 5 years.....


28 posted on 02/13/2014 1:31:53 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Oliviaforever
All that is American is being destroyed deliberately
29 posted on 02/13/2014 1:57:29 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Oliviaforever

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?


30 posted on 02/13/2014 3:18:53 AM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: mn-bush-man

Ha, ha, that’s a cute post. All these wonderful girls and ladies - let’s get the heck out of here!


31 posted on 02/13/2014 4:44:55 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Mogger
Possible other alternatives:

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.

Mr. niteowl77

32 posted on 02/13/2014 4:50:19 AM PST by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: Oliviaforever

ONLY 6%? Probably more libs playing fast and loose with data. Gotta be more than 6%.


33 posted on 02/13/2014 4:55:22 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

No, the number show that the irrational hubub was not of serious proportions.


34 posted on 02/13/2014 4:56:49 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Proud2BeRight
The left is accomplishing exactly what they really wanted, damaging destroying another established American institution.
35 posted on 02/13/2014 4:59:26 AM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: BillyBoy

And we are supposed to be surprised? I think NOT!


36 posted on 02/13/2014 5:21:58 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: niteowl77
they have their own "diversity oath"

(gag), I should have known.

Maybe the local fish and game club?

37 posted on 02/13/2014 5:25:38 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Yes. Gay family members must be cast out. Employees fired. Memberships cancelled. This country needs an Inquisition! Only the right thinking ones allowed!


38 posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:48 AM PST by liberlog
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To: bert

Yes. “A small minority.”


39 posted on 02/13/2014 6:03:28 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

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.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 6:14:29 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 6:42:47 AM PST by ontap
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To: Oliviaforever

BSA shrunk about 80% in my eyes.


42 posted on 02/13/2014 8:16:14 AM PST by polymuser
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To: mrsmel

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.


43 posted on 02/13/2014 9:33:12 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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