Scouting is not free. It costs money for the BSA to provide professional staff, programming, and insurance, it costs money to buy uniforms, gear and other materials, and it costs money to travel, go on campouts, and summer camp.
Scouting also provides value. It offers benefits beyond the quantifiable value of physical materials and professional services, and even beyond the experiential value of good times, camaraderie and life-long memories.
You can read more about the values and costs of Scouting here…. but does Scouting work?
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