When one of my sons turned 12, the bishop informed me that he was inspired to call me to be a scoutmaster over the 12-14 year old boys. I balked, I hesitated, I did everything I could to avoid this horrible task but in the end I bowed my head and mumbled, "yes". I caved because, well, that is what faithful mormons did when asked to fulfill a church calling. When my son turned 14 and advanced into the next level, I asked to be released. The bishop had suddenly lost his hearing and couldn't hear me. I ended up releasing myself and stopped going.
But what I fear the most of all of this is the fact that any one of these kids I was a scoutmaster over could claim "abuse" and there isn't a dang thing I could do about it. I wasn't an abuser, but even typing that sounds hollow like I am already trying to prove innocence. I always had another adult present whenever I was with any of these kids, that was standard procedure, but still.
I think that the BSA will eventually fold, they needed the mormon monies to fund their entity. This lawsuit might just be the nudge that pushes them over the edge.