THE BOYS SCOUTS ARE THE LATEST
TO BE CRUSHED BY SOCIAL CHANGE
My career as a Cub Scout lasted only a couple months. I was in the world’s worst den with the least engaged and imaginative den mother ever.
The most interesting part of our meetings was making the Living Circle by gripping each other’s thumbs and reciting the Law of the Pack. The high point of our activity schedule was a field trip to a naval supply depot in Philadelphia where we looked at some rusting World War II-era trainer planes parked on the lawn.
I dropped out.
Certainly, I realize that many other boys have had wonderful scouting experiences that brought them lasting friendships, gave direction to their lives, and helped make them into men. Untold thousands of such stories, lived out over a century, have made the Boy Scouts of America a vital part of our national heritage.
Now it’s all winding down.