Scouting Statistics (Jim Sleezer)
Lorne A. Dudley (DUDLEY2@QUCDN.QUEENSU.CA)
Fri, 12 Nov 1993 13:59:00 EST
A while back I asked the "statistics" question at a more general
I've had a few promises of information so far, but not much in
I take it from the context of your note that you are
looking for data more at the group or council level.
My interest is more at the State/Provincial and National level at
the moment. If I get any data, I'll post it. It will help me and
other non-BSA listeners appreciate numbers quoted in the proper
context. For example (and this information is old), at one time
the U.S. population was 250 million compared to a Canadian population
of 25 million. At the moment, I have no idea of relative penetration
of the Scouting program in the general populations of U.S. and Canada.
My impression is that BSA is more organized and should have a higher
penetration, but that's just a guess at the moment.
Are there any Political Scientists or Economists out there ?
Once I get these "National" numbers, it would be nice
to know percentages in terms of total population for each of the
age groups. (% penetration) Maybe your Math Statistics friend
knows the appropriate sources ? Maybe your National Office has
these numbers ? One of my responders has contacts with Canadian
Headquarters in Ottawa. Perhaps we will be able to share numbers soon.
Yours in Scouting
1st Bayridge Sea Scouts
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