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We can file under "may not see it in my tenure" but let's lay some groundwork: IT through scouting.org just needs to improve even to manage what it does now, but let's suppose it gets better (and this would have have to be on the par of Google campus better) and can reliably track each user's scouting career ... Once a scout, always a scout. Opinions from old and young alike matter. So ... Votes are proportional to service stars (years registered in the program). For issues specific to the program, votes are proportional to time served in that program. Current vs. lapsed vs. never registered categories would be important to know. (There are direct marketing opportunities in collecting info from never registered users, even if half may be international spy bots.) A fee would be required to vote to underwrite the cost of delivering voting tools to the underprivileged. It could be on a sliding scale according to service stars A very large FOS donation would be required to request a survey. This may wrankle some "it's just for the boys" proponents, but I would remind everyone that the BSA was posting steady gains in membership over its first 50 years until it codified an ageist policy of rank advancement. Youth are not the only people we need to hear from. It will also wrankle the want-something-for-nothing crowd. But a little skin in the game is its own form of security. Results would be posted in full, with room for debate and up or down votes.
While canoeing a couple of junior Girl Scouts through flooded savannah, between sawgrass, and toward a white crane, letting them dip their hands in the water (because that's what crazy great uncles heedless of snakes and gators do), I once again heard the refrain "Boy Scouts are more fun than Girl Scouts." These two have slightly older brothers so they've been to pack events and have seen the oldest come back from troop events. Of course that was while canoeing downwind. After having to work and slog upwind, they may have given me a different opinion if they weren't so tired! I don't propose to understand the nuances in GSUSA culture, but either there is something about the young female mind that is wired to say the grass is greener, or the field they are in needs to be reseeded!