Re: GEN membership
Lynn McKee (lynnm@SCCSI.COM)
Tue, 14 Mar 1995 21:51:54 -0600
>Does anyone have an explanation for the big dip in membership in the
> mid 1970's?
As as Scout from that era, I'll put my $.02 in. There was a "new program"
that came out in 1972, that tried to "update" Scouting (in the USA) for the
modern times. Less emphasis was placed on the outdoor program and more
urban activities were added. There has been some speculation that this lead
to the decline of membership. BTW, my troop did not change our emphasis,
and had very good membership during this day.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City