If it is the goal or Scouting to provide men of good character that can take care of themselves and care for others, and the parents aren't doing their job, it makes it a greater task for Scouting to address these issues.
I got a question for the group.
So explain to me again. Aren't most of the things your discussing here things that their Parents are supposed to be teaching them at home??????
Yet year after year we see boys who have never made a piece of toast or PB&J entering the troop. Pretty sure my son can change the brakes on my truck, change a flat tire, sew his patches on his uniform, shower and make himself dinner after he is done.
How sad the BSA is replacing what parents should be doing.
Programs that don't assume this responsibility aren't following BSA goals.
If BP said take the houligan and turn him into a good citizen, then that's what we are to do. Yes, the world around has changed, but the goal hasn't.