- Oct 29, 2003
Not really sure about that. Most people I know really don't give a F about gays one way or the other, which includes 'support for the cause'. If they want their kid to be in Scouts, their kid will be in Scouts (unless their kid is openly gay).
I'd say Scouting attendance issues are more society not caring about what the Scouts do and looking at it as 'not cool' more than anything.
Hard to replace your traditional merit badges with Xbox merit badge, Playstation merit badge, etc. Then you've got the problem of Scouting revolving around the outdoors, which again is demographic that to me seems to be going more negative that positive on the numbers scale.
Lots bigger fish to fry for them than this...
The point remains: organizations that don't adapt to societal changes will either shrink considerably or die.