Re: GEN membership
Donald Boulanger (bouland@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 13 Mar 1995 12:42:29 -0800
>It was interesting to see the statistics posted by Graig Bond on
>the membership trend in the US from 1911 to 1993. I would like to see
>similar lists from other countries.
>Does anyone have an explanation for the big dip in membership in the
> mid 1970's?
>Is that trend reflected in membership in other countries?
>For those who did not see Craig's posting of Mar 1, 1995, I'll
>attach a summary.
> 1911 61,495
> 1921 513,015
> 1931 878,358
> 1941 1,522,302
> 1951 3,183,266
> 1961 5,210,294
> 1971 6,427,026
> 1981 4,355,723
> 1991 5,319,226
>I would appreciate some input on this subject.
>Jim Butler - ARC Training, Northeast Avalon Region (Scouts Canada)
>NF Dept. Natural Resources, Geological Survey, 95 Bonaventure Avenue,
>St. John's, NF, A1B 4J6
>voice: (709) 729-2172 fax: (709) 729-3493
I am not sure why there was a dip in the 70's but it sort of went
hand-hand with the anti-military fever that was rampant at the time. I
had a scout age son then and I was in the military but he steadfastly
refused to have anything to do with scouting. I now have yet 2 more
sons who thrill at just going to scout meetings where they can learn new
things. Peer pressure is the only thing that I can imagine.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City