A good friend in scouting who served as a scoutmaster and camp director for almost thirty years once pointed out to me that Scouting was inclusive, not exclusive. His point was that if 100 boys showed up on your doorstep wanting to join Scouts in the spirit of inclusive Scouting one welcomes them and then figures out how to work with them, period. Their membership is not based on their finances, on their parent’s participation or anything other than showing up. They get to do everything that any other scout does regardless. If we have set a maximum enrollment, if we require parents to be involved, if we expect every scout to pay every dollar due; we are “preaching to the choir”. We need the boys who can’t afford to be scouts, whose parents just don’t get it because they are the ones who most need us.