When I saw Stosh's reference to "Classic Scouting" in the other thread, I thought he was referring to the "membership policies." Perhaps I was incorrect.
There was a bit of the membership issue involved. Why not go back to before the decline in membership to a program that the boys wanted. Obviously they were coming in with the numbers in their "heyday". Did the boys change and the numbers drop or did the program change and the numbers dropped? I don't think BSA even knows.
With the multiple organizations around "going back to the basics", doing outdoor field work, more camping, etc. I would think it might be a good time to try the old program to see if it was the program or society that changed causing the declining membership.