Stats continued ...
Lorne A. Dudley (DUDLEY2@QUCDN.QUEENSU.CA)
Tue, 16 Nov 1993 10:45:00 EST
Ref comments by Jim Sleezer and Tom Bennett
Jim: Yup, If I read you properly, I think I agree. Other that the
raw numbers reflecting real data, I don't see a lot of value
in trying to crank the numbers into a formula to try and
"prove" something. I'm more interested in using the numbers
to put things into perspective. Maybe of use in establishing
where we are today, compared to other times.
As a boy I don't remember having as many competing activities
as youth seem to have today. It would be interesting to see
the "numbers" at 10 year intervals.
Tom: Do I interpret your comments as an offer to help get more
"raw numbers". I'm willing to dig in and get what I can here.
If there are people out there with better access to numbers
please contribute ! I'm currently asking around here for
sources of Canadian population by age groups so I can get some
idea of "penetration" percentages. If anyone on the list has
better access to this information, beat me to it !
It strikes me that the World Scout Bureau should have these
types of numbers. Does anyone have any material from this
or a similar source ? Maybe some addresses ? Is any of this
info available in FAQ files on other conferences ?
My take on this whole exercise is that it will be interesting to see
the raw numbers from the various national organizations. Girl Scouts,
etcetera, please contribute too !
Interpretation is up to each individual.
Yours in Scouting
1st Bayridge Sea Scouts
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