Boy Scouts Membership Craters In Face Of ‘Woke’ Policy Changes
Trail Life USA, a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts, is gaining momentum across the country while membership in the Boy Scouts plummets.
A Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts, Trail Life USA, is filling in the gap since membership in the Boy Scouts took a huge dive after moving to a more woke focus.
Boy Scouts of America lost two million members in the past eight years.
Trail Life USA started after the Boy Scouts decision to lift its ban on gay scout leaders. The Christian-based alternative group seeks to “guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.”
“Unapologetically Christian” Trail Life USA
The launch for Trail Life USA has been successful, even seeing growth during the pandemic.
Currently, the “unapologetically Christian” alternative to the Boy Scouts has over 30,000 members.
Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock believes the Boy Scouts are failing because of the organization abandoned its “laser focus on boys.”
In 2019, the Boy Scouts decided to offer membership to girls. Since then, membership has plummeted from 1.97 million to 762,000.
Boy Scout membership fell 61% since 2019, from 1.97m to 762K.
Opening up the scouts to girls & gays hasn’t done a lot to increase membership as they hoped. News article claims old-fashioned, busy families reasons
Girl Scouts fell from 1.4m to 1mhttps://t.co/ubgwFhYDt7@boyscouts
— John R Lott Jr. (@JohnRLottJr) July 2, 2021
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“It’s not the pandemic or social trends away from the outdoors that is hurting the Boy Scouts,” Hancock toldThe Christian Post.
Boy Scouts Lost Its “Laser Focus On Boys”
“When an organization with a remarkable past that provided us with Presidents and astronauts and generals and civic leaders for over 100 years decides to abandon its laser focus on boys and its commitment to the core strengths that made them and this country great, what would you expect?,” he continued.
The new group is expanding its reach as it establishes new troops throughout the country.
“In just the past month, over 200 individuals have reached out to ask about how to start a Trail Life Troop in their community,” the CEO said. “Families are scrambling in search of an organization that will help them make godly men from the stuff of boys. Trail Life is that organization, and that’s why our numbers are exploding.”
With more than 75 new Troops started just this year, Trail Life USA is growing! Please join us in welcoming five new Troops:
— Trail Life USA (@TrailLifeUSA) June 29, 2021
As the Boy Scouts continue facing a drop in membership numbers and continued sexual abuse lawsuits, Trail Life expects its numbers to increase.
Parents who want traditional Christian values now have that option with Trail Life USA.