Number Crunch: Boy Scouts

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. But what do the numbers say?

BY Alex Panisch

May 15 2014 4:00 AM ET

Once held as an unassailable emblem of Rockwell-grade Americana, the Boy Scouts of America are now caught in the cross fire in an ongoing culture war. With donations and enrollment dropping and increased scrutiny of their exclusionary policies, perhaps it’s time for the BSA to consider if their values are also America’s values.