It’s no secret that the Boy Scouts of America, now known as “Scouts of America,” has grown increasingly progressive over the past couple of years, leading many people to leave and find an alternative for their children.
Among those pulling their children from the organization are Christian parents, who are in search of a more faith-centered organization for their kids, CBN News reported.
In 2014, Trail Life USA was launched as a faith-based alternative to the gender inclusive Scouts of America. World magazine reported that since their launch they have grown to “27,000 members in 800 troops in all 50 states.”
One News Now also reported that the organization is growing at a rapid speed, increasing by 35 percent last year alone. Mark Hancock, the CEO of Trail Life USA, attributes increasing membership to the fact that they are an “unapologetically” faith-centered program.
“People know boys and girls are different and they’re looking for common sense solutions,” he told One News Now. “So Trail Life USA provides an answer for today’s boys.”
Hancock said that building a “moral compass” is important in raising young boys that will eventually become men.
“We live in a fallen world,” he said, “and as organizations that help boys we’re either going to bring clarity to that or we’re going to contribute to the moral confusion that boys are experiencing.”
Over the past couple of years, Boy Scouts of America has distanced itself from traditional family values, becoming more aligned with the LGBT movement that has been at the forefront of the political conversation in the United States.
In May, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided to pull out of the organization when they announced they were changing their name to “Scouts of America” to encourage both boys and girls to join.
As a direct result, the organization lost over 425,000 members.
Between the constant progressive changes, along with a rap sheet of sexual misconduct allegations, there are reports that the organization might file for bankruptcy.
“Sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America has the organization considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection,” NPR reported. “The reason – to protect the Texas-based non-profit from financial settlements related to those abuse claims.”
Alfred Siewers argued for the Federalist that the Scouts should declare moral bankruptcy instead of a financial bankruptcy:
“The old American Boy Scouts might as well be filing for moral bankruptcy, having lost both its base and elite cultural capital. What used to be an organization designed to help boys become men has now been re-fashioned in line with the new gnosticism of American culture, accepting LGTBQIA ideology, while abandoning its traditional ascetic position about sex and its opposition to atheism.”
So far, the Scouts of America has yet to file for bankruptcy, despite the sexual misconduct allegations.
(H/T: CBN News)