In this Darwinian economy, it's all about being a player. Tom Peters explained all that to us in his book RE-IMAGINE! He made it clear how those old-line kinds of nice guys and loyal company men don't even have a chance. And, as we're witnessing over and over again, they sure don't. They not only lost their jobs but also their pensions and their houses are underwater.
So, one thing the Boy Scouts might have to do as the organization struggles to be taken seriously in the 21st century is change its name. A social media type I recommend the Boy Scouts run a contest asking for more suitable names for itself. That in itself might provide the organization with unique insight about what its mission should be in an era when so many young can't achieve that rite of passage of making a living. Among the College Class of 2010, only a fourth had jobs at graduation.
As for the not-young, fortunately they have seen the wisdom of getting smart, fast. A number of them have told me that they fully agree with the randy advice I provide in my new book OVER-50: HOW WE KEEP WORKING. They especially value the chapter on grabbing, keeping and growing power.
Note: In 2003, after my business tanked I turned in every one of my Girl Scout merit badges. Bad is better, as Mae West put it Download Badgirl.