"Boy Scouts thrive after lifting of gay ban." in Issues & Politics Posted July 25, 2016 How the BSA can resolve this issue without either becoming extinct or changing beyond all recognition, I do not know. I would be interested in what others think. I know that a continued commitment to a strong outdoors program has been mentioned in previous discussions. How this can be done in a world of over-scheduled boys with decreasing familiarity with the outdoors I do not know. There really are two optons - to expand the program in the STEM area (which most likely will work as well as the expanding Explorer Scouts to include career exploration did in the 1970s) or to double down on the essential parts of the BSA brand. If you ask people what the makes a boy a Boy Scout they will most likely mention camping, integrity and leadership. A pretty good brand if you ask me.