One of my many idiosyncrasies is trying to not say goodbye in everyday life. “Catch you later” or just “later” are my stock valedictions.
It is possible that scouting’s heyday is past. Its admirable attempts to be more inclusive and evolve and change with the times in other ways may have been untenable to those clinging to the tradition the scouts represent.
Maybe what Americans hunger for most doesn’t come on a plate or in a paper sack.