Jim Deroba (Deroba@AOL.COM)
Wed, 13 Mar 1996 15:05:56 -0500
How about this previous post?
Fun Facts about scouting:
How many volunteer-hours are given to scouting by it's 1.2 million
registered adult leader each year if each leader spent:
one hour/week = 62,400,000 hours/year
two hours/wekk = 124,800,000 hours/year
three hours/week = 187,200,000 hours/year
four hours/week = 249,600,000 hours/year
five hours/week = 312,000,000 hours/year
Of the 104th Congress, aproximately 50 percent (302) participated
in Scouting . . . 241 as Scouts, 12 as leaders and 49 as both Scouts
Of the 302 members of the 104th Congress that participated in
Scouting, 23 are Eagles, 6 have been awarded teh Silver Beaver Award,
and 2 have been awarded the Silver Antelope Award.
Of the 214 US Astronauts, 130 were involved in Scouts and 33 were
Aproximately 36 percent of the West Point Cades were involved in
Scouting as youth and 10 percent are Eagle Scouts.
Aproximately 28 percent of the Air Force Academy Cadets were involved
in Scouting as youth and nearly 10 percent are Eagle Scouts.
All four US Military Academies send cadets to Philmont to serve as
rangers to acquire additional leadership experience.
Through the end of 1994, 1,358,402 young men were awarded the Eagle
Scout Award...achieved by only aproximately 2 percent of Scouts.
Through 1994, the top five merit badges most often earned were:
First Aid -- 5,124,000
Swimming -- 4,643,654
Cooking -- 3,603,987
Camping -- 3,343,904
Safety -- 2,613,439
The merit badges earned through 1994 stacked end-to-end would equal
the height of Mt. Everest (29,141) 391 times.
The merit badges earned through 1994 could cover the floor of the
Astordome over 10 times.
The BSA has awarded 88,966,370 merit badges through the end of 1994.
These badges lined up end-to-end would make a straight line that would
stretch from Chicago to Los Angelos...a line in excess of 2000 miles.
Pinewood Derby cars jointly constructed by Cub Scouts and their
parents since 1954 could ring the track the track of the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway 1,100 times, a distance equal to 5 1/2 complete Indy
Pinewood Derby cars made since 1954 could form a line stretching
from LA to NYC and back, a total of more than 5,500 miles.
Philmont Scout Ranch had over 24,000 participants during 1994 who
hiked approximately 1,391,900 miles.
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Also, if I remember my youth as a scout as well as I would like to, the
main reason I strived toward Eagle was that I was sincerly impressed by the
youth who went before me. I was lucky enough to see 10 eagle ceremonies
before my 13th Bday in the troop. Perhaps you should delegate a youth Eagle
to help with this presentation.
Yours in Scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City