“The Boy Scouts of America Filing for Bankruptcy after Embracing Liberalism” (Dr. Steve Turley), with further reflections

Source: The Boy Scouts of America Filing for Bankruptcy after Embracing Liberalism!!! | Dr. Steve Turley (YouTube)

Dr. Steve Turley comments on the (formerly Boy) Scouts of America’s plan to file for bankruptcy, as I reported earlier. While acknowledging that part of the economic aspect has to do with a botched job of handling some sexual abuse allegations dating to the 1970s, Turley accurately notes that the bigger issue for the Scouts is allowing themselves to be caught up in the contemporary liberal-leftist social matrix.

Noting that the Boy Scouts is at root – or has been, historically – a very traditionalist organization, with very traditionalist goals, he points out,

“The vision of the Boy Scouts has historically been to train boys in the virtues of obedience, courtesy, hard work, loyalty, [and] patriotism, through the physical rigors of camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, first aid, and the like. We taught boys such virtues because we believed that manliness, and specifically Christian manliness, was something that contributed inordinately to the flourishing of human society, and thus ought to be emulated and aspired to.
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Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy | New York Post

a Boy Scouts of America uniform beside an American flag

The organization has reportedly lost two-thirds of its members — some 4 million boys — since the 1970s.

Source: Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy

“The Boy Scouts of America is mulling declaring bankruptcy amid flagging membership and an avalanche of costly sex abuse allegations, according to the Wall Street Journal.”

This is tragic. As a former Boy Scout and sometime Scouter, and the son of an Eagle Scout (who was also a Sea Scout), I would love to see a coalition of traditional Scouts and Scouters bringing suit to take back the organization from the idiots who have hijacked and destroyed it.

I deeply believe in the classical values, ideals, aims, and methods of the Boy Scouts of America. Of all the terrible things that have happened to and in this country in recent years (decades, actually), the decline and fall of the BSA is to me one of the – if not the – saddest.