RE: 100 SCOUTS
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 29 Oct 1991 16:42:00 MST
I too have heard that before, but I think you have a contradition in your
copy. First it says only four in 100 will be Eagles, then it says one in
four (that's 25 in one hundred). I beleive I remember something about
Astronaughts, but I do not have any details.
What I would really like to know, is WHAT really is the percentage of
youths who join scounting that actually achieve the honor of receiving the
Eagle Scout Award? I have seen and have been told numbers ranging from one
percent to as high as four percent.
Does anyone know how to get the real figure and have information on how it
is calculated. Does it include youths who join Cub Scouting, Tigers,
Exploring, and Boy Scouts? Is it related only to the number who join Boy
Scouts? I am trying to quote this figure when I do Eagle Scout Boards of
Review, to stress how special the young man sitting there is (to the young
man). I would hate to be quoting a bad number just to be dramatic!
I guess what I would really like is the total number of different youths
that were at one time registered in scouting. (Let's do it right and go
all the way back to 1911.) I would then like the total
number of Eagles. I could get what I want from those two numbers.
Anyone know what those numbers are, or how to get them? I like to say you
are one in one hundred, but if that is not correct, I rather say what is
correct. If it is one of twenty-five (I find this hard to believe), then I
will just have to say that.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City