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Re: Church severing ties with BSA
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018, 10:33:00 pm »
I received an email from BSA. It was a link to a survey with questions about if and how I would continue support of the BSA when LDS church sponsorship ends Dec. 2019.  I said I and my family would not be involved with the BSA.  The church is introducing a new program for youth.  I and my family don't have the capacity to be fully engaged in two separate youth programs, along with school activities.

The BSA knew this was coming, and that's one of the reasons they started including girls.  They needed a new source of revenue to offset the massive loss of church sponsorship. The impact of the church leaving is much more than the percentage of LDS youth in scouts.  In the U.S., a third of BSA units are LDS sponsored. That's a lot of money in yearly charter fees, camp fees, etc. All LDS leaders work as volunteers. The church is essentially a cash cow for the BSA, which spends over $100 million every year on salaries.  The CEOs of regional BSA councils make more money than school district superintendents. The president of the BSA makes over three times the amount of the president of the United States.  All of the church's monetary and human capital can be better spent to directly benefit our youth.
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