Numerous controversies plaguing the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) threaten to force the prestigious group into bankruptcy.
For over one hundred years the BSA program enrolled boys aged 11 to 17. In an effort to bolster membership, the organization has considered changing the name to Scouts BSA dropping the gender moniker and allowing girls and transgender individuals join.
Unfortunately this move backfired and has led to even more hard luck for the BSA. Like sister organization, Girl Scouts of the USA filing a trademark lawsuit arguing that “parents interested in signing up for Girl Scouts programs have instead mistakenly signed up for the new girls’ programs offered by BSA.”
Even worse the BSA lost several of their financial supporters. This included their biggest contributor, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who cut ties after more than a century of working together.
These issues only compound the struggles the BSA has had after allegations of sexual misconduct began to surface.
After 108 years the nonprofit is looking at some decidedly troubling waters ahead.