Re: 2% of Scouts...
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 24 May 1997 11:17:09 -0400
On Fri, 23 May 1997, settummanque, or blackeagle (Mike Walton) wrote:
> >MIke Walton, anything to add?
> Since Mike Golrick asked, here's what I replied to Cheryl with:
> When a Cub Scout becomes a Boy Scout, the "mechanism" wasn't in
> place until recently (last two or three years, tied to the 'membership ID'
> number now) to track their progress. Same with Boy Scout to Explorer.
This stat should be easy to acquire, retroactively. The Eagle App (which
I just looked at) ASKS if the candidate had been a Cub Scout.
> It's not a surprise to me that the 1 percent increase in the number of Eagle
> Scouts. What's a big surprise to me is that we are STILL losing Scouts at
> the First Class level.....which with all of the changes and the First Class
> Emphasis, SHOULD have been going upward....according to the stuff I've seen
> in the past couple of years, that's not the case.
The changeover from adult-run, parents sign off to boy-run adults sign
off could be costing a few. Wouldn't have thought it was many, but I've
been wrong often enough.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City