Re: UK facts and figures for 1992
Stuart Fell (COHELP1@UVVM.UVIC.CA)
Wed, 31 Mar 1993 11:47:51 PST
On Wed, 31 Mar 1993 12:43:59 -0500 Gino Lucrezi said:
>> Gino asked how many members does BSA have.
>> I thought you might like to know the "Facts & Figures" for 1992 in the UK.
>I am glad you answered, too, since your figures are quite intresting.
>> Scouts 157,766
>> Venture Scouts 32,845
>Why are there so few Venture Scouts compared to Scouts?
>Is this situation common to other scout associations in other countries?
This happens in Canada too. As the boys get older, a number of them
carry onto other things.
Scouting seems to be a the bottom of the
priority of most kids here. School sports come first. The school is
partly to blame since they tell them that if they don't attend ALL
practices, games, etc. that they won't get to play in the next game or
something like that. Some are so involved in sports that it's
impossible for them to continue in scouting...
In my group, we have two beaver colonies (ages 5-7) and two cub packs
(ages 7-10). However we only have ONE scout troop. This year we are
running at about 19 scouts, so we could split into two troops, but we
only have that one night available at our meeting hall. About 5 of these
were not from our cub packs. So from two full cub packs we might get
upwards of 7 or 8 first year scouts each year. No more.
6th Cedar Hill Scout Troop
Victoria, BC Canada
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