BSA membership levels. Was: Thank you, Lynn Whited re...
Tom Granvold (Thomas.Granvold@ENG.SUN.COM)
Fri, 24 Feb 1995 17:20:12 PST
> I also agree with Lynn Whited. Joanne, Lynn, you have expressed my thoughts
> as well. I would not want to see the programs merged. Girl Scout program is
> only limited by adult commitment. We need more adults willing to take the
> training and put in the time with the girls. There are troops out there that
> have those people who have made this commitment, and of course troops who are
> struggling to get parents involved.
This sounds like the situation within Boy Scouts also. Some troops are
doing well with lots of adults helping while others are struggling, especially
Cub Scout Packs.
There is a graph that I've seen for the Santa Clara County Council, centered
in San Jose, California, that plots membership within the council since at least
the '50s. Youth and adult membership are both plotted. There is a rise up unti
the '70s. During the '70s membership drops very low. From the '80s on the yout
membership has gone up steadly, but the adult levels have remained almost consta
If this continues then the Boy Scouts in this area is in trouble. Do others kno
if the rest of the country has seen similar membership numbers?
Tom Granvold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SM Troop 436
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