BSA has been getting a lot of bad press lately. I'm not sure how much the general public pays attention to Scouts in the news but having a daily Google News alert on it I see quite a bit. Whether its the Ineligible Volunteer files (just one of the youth protection tools that I think are being twisted out of context) or the recent reassertion of the Scouts (US only) policy on no homosexuals, every day I see more and more.
I think Doug has some great points here... worth the read no matter what your opinion is on this issue. Something to think about as we go through our Scoutmaster lives dealing with these young men that look to us as teachers, coaches, and mentors.