The membership numbers for Navigators USA, an alternative group to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), have more than doubled in the past year.
In March 2012, Navigators USA had 19 chapters, compared with today’s 45. There are currently up to 600 boys and girls enrolled on the program.
Rising membership levels of alternative organizations are in stark contrast to the Boy Scouts whose membership has declined by approximately one third by 2012.
The BSA has come under fire since its decision to uphold its controversial anti-gay ban in July 2012.