Men won't volunteer to help the Scouts for one depressing reason: they'll be labelled paedophiles
"...the organisation is having to turn away young applicants due to a lack of adult volunteers willing to teach them life skills such as how to tie knots, launch watercraft and work together to achieve a goal.
According to Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, the waiting list is now upwards of 51,000 young people (it was 35,000 this time last year), with an extra 17,000 volunteers needed to cope with the demand.
...Sadly, the truth is that volunteers aren’t stepping up for good reason.
...The second barrier is a more general red flag: the very real fear among many men who want to work with children that they will be branded a potential paedophile.
And this leads into a third factor.
Since 2007, it has been compulsory for girls to be admitted to the UK Scouts (no reciprocal agreements allow boys into the Brownies or Girl Guides)..."