It seems kind of obvious but you do hope.
I don't know about Gen Z. First off, I see them putting off having families as have Millennials. Frankly, I look out over the units I see and there are still a lot of Baby Boomer parents here with adolescents and teenagers, especially dads. We're still riding the membership connection to that generation.
Of all the things for me to comment on in my first post, and it isn't about bankruptcy...
By gen z parents, do you mean the parents of gen z kids, or gen-z adults who have kids?
Speaking as a member of Gen X, I don't quite agree with the ages you listed. As I understand it, Gen X is generally considered to be people born 1965-1980, and Gen Y (aka millennials) is people born 1980 through some time in the 1990s.
That said (and speaking broadly), millennial parents tend to have different goals and priorities than previous generations.
It is everyone with two cents worth of sense knows it. The only question is if gen z parents (:20-40 the ones currently with school age kids) view it as a dinosaur they want to be affiliated with.
The millennial generation (current ages = 40-55) already answered: heck no they did not put or keep their kids in.
Given that scouts is at 750,000 now, 1 million may be optimistic. The success of this fall's recruitment will be informative when it's seen how many scouts return. There could be a big bounce but it's also possible there could be yet additional attrition. The pandemic has changed a lot of things -- family priorities, finances, youth interests. It's unclear how these changes could affect recruitment. I have wondered what happens if at some point during Chapter 11 it becomes clear that scouting is a dinosaur on life support.
Sometimes it seems there's little one can do to avoid recognition. Exactly one year after ensuring my mom finally earned the District Award of Merit, it seems this month I am going to receive the same. And I haven't done a fraction of the good she did during her 30+ years of Scouting - so much catching up to do! 😵