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Our Frontier Is the WorldThe Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy$
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Mischa Honeck

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501716188

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501716188.001.0001

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The Woes of Aging

The Woes of Aging

(p.275) Epilogue The Woes of Aging
Our Frontier Is the World

Mischa Honeck

Cornell University Press

The book concludes with an epilogue that links the partial demise of Boy Scouting in the United States to the countercultural youth movements and antiwar protests of the global sixties. Ending on the theme of organized youth in crisis, however, is not meant to suggest a simplistic narrative arc delineating the rise and fall of the BSA. Rather, it speculates on how the dramatic membership loss of the 1970s had the paradoxical effect of invigorating both the forces of reform and reentrenchment in the movement, while the alleged assault on traditional American values in the culture wars and the “War on Terror” provided new outlets for young imperial masculinities.

Keywords:   Counterculture, baby boomers, Vietnam War, culture wars

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