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Boy Scouts / Changes #43424

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1976
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(Studio) Boy Scouts of American holding annual meeting
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cambridge, Massachusetts) Scouting began in United States in 1910. In 1972, there were 6,512,597 mbrs.; there are 4,522,557 today. [Boy Scout President Arch MONSON JR. - says lack of volunteers due to recession hurt the Scouts.] [Cambridge Boy Scout council leader Paul LANGLEY - notes how project "Boypower" hurt Boy Scouts.] [Woodbridge, Virginia, leader Joe WILEMAN - says scouting program should be broadened to gain new mbrs.]
REPORTER: James Walker

(Schiff Scout Reservation, Mendham, New Jersey) Econ. troubles of Boy Scouts noted. Hoped new executive director will lead Scouts out of trouble.
REPORTER: James Walker

Reasoner, Harry;
Walker, James

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