Re: 100 SCOUTS
(no name) ((no email))
Wed, 30 Oct 1991 09:13:00 EDT
Good morning...this was a easy question, but the computer center in the
student center closed before I could get it back to you...
I have a copy of the FACT SHEET that External Communications (Deb Parter)
at the National Office sent me about a year and a half ago...the title is
EAGLE SCOUTS. I will type in parts that apply to our discussion. Send me
S-mail address, and I will send you (or fax you) the whole thing for
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout always has carried with it a special
significance, not only in Scouting, but also as he enters higher education,
business, or industry, and community service. The Award is a performance-
based achievement whose standards have been well maintained over the years.
Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout Award; only
*about 2.5 percent of ALL Boy Scouts do so. This represents more than ONE
MILLION BOY SCOUTS who have earned the award since 1911* [Note: in 1989,
there were 29,187 Eagle Scouts from a Boy Scout/Varsiry Scout pool of
2,775,891 (1,823,778 Boy Scouts and 952,113 Varsity Scouts)..BSA annual
report, 1989) ...I DON'T profess to be a math person, but on my little
calucator, it comes out to my 1 percent of all Scouts enrolled now will be
Let's see...since 1910, there have been 59,246,527 youth members of the BSA
(till 1989)...with that figure.....I get 1,481,163 Eagle Scouts since 1911.
Hope that those numbers help your convincing.....just seeing them
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City