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    • They grow like weeds in my part of the country.   If you try looking at google maps satellite view for a less built up area, all you can see are the trees.
    • I think the "Family" aspect (however you may define that) is the largest unknown coming around the bend for the Boy Scouts (soon to be Scouts BSA).  Not sure how all these new families that are flooding in will react when the kiddos can't be in the same troop, all the younger siblings aren't tagging along, and (if used) the linked troops do different activities.  Also the way troops camp is vastly different from Cubs.  Same for meetings, planning, advancement. These will be good times as it gets hashed out.
    • One place I would add is Youlbury International Scout Campsite in Oxfordshire. It is the oldest, continually used Scoutcamp in the world, since 1912. It briefly serves as the British Boy Scout  HQ during WWII when MOD took over Gilwell Park for the war.  
    • As a Cub Scout Leader who is going through recharter, I can tell you we are losing scouts to sports and busy parents.  I have had 0 parents tell me that girls, gays or god made a difference with their membership.  What I have been told has been 2 major reasons for not joining or dropping.... - both parents work schedules are too much to support their child in scouts... if they could simply drop them off at meetings and outings... that could work.  They don’t have time to help their son with PWD, etc.... already too busy. - Sports....they see sports, especially for boys, as the best way to grow their son.    For those inside the program, we know the unique benefits and experience scouts provides.  I don’t see the general parent population seeing it outside of the Eagle Scout.  My guess is that if they de-emphasized Eagle, you would see even faster attrition... it is the one topic I consistently have parents from outside scouting ask me about when considering joining.    
    • @Treflienne that would be a very welcome grace at any BSA camp that I know of. Well, assuming that you are indeed standing beneath tall, green trees.
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