You are right they cannot share the cash between themselves, this would be
The non-profit organization can be dissolved, but the assets need to be
distributed to other non-profit organizations, decided upon by a plan made up
by the directors of the organization in this case the GB. So assets are then
distributed from one non-profit organization to other non-profit organizations
which is legal as you said.
If the organization does collapse, because members leave, what then?
What if the organization realize that they may well lose their status as a
non-profit organization, they really then need to dissolve the non-profit
organization, and distribute the assets.
Considering their record of dishonesty over the years, and the many
child-sex offenses they are having to defend, I am sure they do have an agenda.
And as you have pointed out, they do go to great lengths to protect the
organization, and they will continue to do that as long as possible, but at
some point they will have to do something, maybe because they lose too many
members, maybe because they fear losing their non-profit status, distributing
the assets to other non-profit organizations is not really so absurd.