Get Woke, Go Broke: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts See Unprecedented Drop In Membership

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. have seen a massive decrease during recent years as both organizations have adjusted their practices and principles to "woke" culture .

An ABC News report detailed that membership in BSA has dropped to an estimated 700,000 total, a sharp fall from the four million children who enrolled back in the 1970s.

The Girl Scouts have seen a similar timeline, drawing less than one million members total in 2021, compared to 2.8 million back in 2003.

As politics entrench themselves deeper into the public discussion, the BSA and GSA have taken steps to take a more socially liberal approach to their operations, which appears to be hurting them more than anything.

While the report cites parenting schedules, competing sports leagues and general inconveniences for the decline in memberships, both organizations have faced criticism in recent years for their handling of "woke" issues, especially with regard to topics such as sexuality and racism.

In early 2021, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it would be introducing its first class of female Eagle Scouts as the BSA caved to critics who took issue with its pre-established, gender-specific operations. Nearly 1,000 girls will be enrolled in the program created to educate young men.

In the midst of social turmoil during 2020, the BSA announced that it would support Black Lives Matter by requiring its members to earn a diversity badge.

The Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. received backlash for congratulating Trump-nominated Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett via Instagram post. They then deleted the post after predominantly liberal critics lambasted the organization for supporting Barrett.

As both groups continue to show their hand in the political divide, parents remain concerned about indoctrination from politicians and activists. Such parents have seen the "baggage" these activists are carrying and the mixed messages they offer America's youth. Now it seems that the GSA and BSA take their cues from woke organizations and figures.

Get woke, go broke!

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Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan. Known for having watched every movie and constant craving for dessert. @alejandroaveela (on X)