"In public, they say they want to teach kids about saving the environment," said Jane Childers, a longtime scouting volunteer in Washington state who has fought against scouts' logging. "But in reality, it's all about the money."
Scout councils nationwide have hired loggers to carry out clear-cutting and salvage harvests in ecosystems that provided habitat for a host of protected species, including salmon, timber wolves, bald eagles and spotted owls, records show.
At times, the scout councils have logged or sold wild properties that had been bequeathed specifically for use as scout camps.
(Scouts Canada is a much better run organization as far as I'm aware)