One must always go with where one's heart and passion leads them. It would seem that somewhere along the way this gentleman stood at a fork in the trail and made a choice. A historical life long record of a person's passion doesn't guarantee that passion will be there for that drive in the future.
My ministry background, my BSA background, my EMT-A background, my volunteering background all came together this week.
I got in 3 hours of religious concerns on Sunday,
3 hours with troop involvement in Memorial Day activities
20 hours with Red Cross at a regional leadership summit gathering (Yes, I skyrocketed from filling out an application to a regional lead position in about a year's time because of my diverse background)
13 hours with Red Cross as the Mass Care Lead at a grain mill explosion a couple of days ago one might have seen on the national news this week.
I see nothing wrong with the growth and development of a man with 40+ years of work in one organization not going and developing in another area. Maybe that new passion needs the money more and one's legacy is important in life. I have 40+ yeas in scouting, and if my passion was for a boy-development program, there's nothing weird with going Trail Life all-boy, heavy emphasis on moral development, over BSA if those areas are changing there.