Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 2
Published on: November 1, 2010
The Boy Scouts of America at 100

What lies behind the BSA’s declining numbers and status?

Jay Mechling, an Eagle Scout and professor emeritus of American studies at the University of California, Davis, is the author of On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth (2001). He is working on a new book, Saving Scouting from the Boy Scouts of America.
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