Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Questions on figures
Re: Questions on figures
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:45:55 -0400
>From: Richard Hedlund <hedlund@DIARIO1.SURESTE.COM>
>Subject: Question on figures...
>Pardon my ignorance...
>Tuesday Steve Eisinger gave some total figures for BSA registration.
>I noticed.. In "Boy Scout Age" there are Boy Scouts adn VS Venture
>Scouts?, and in tey next category there are "Venturing" and
>"TRaditional" also LFL.
>Why the tow venturing?
That's probably an error. VS is for Varsity Scout Teams, one of 2 programs
the Boy Scout Division. It serves boys 14 to 17.
>What are LFL ?
LFL is 'Learning for Life', a subsidiary of the BSA which provides program
for us in schools. In the resent split of the old Explorers, all the Career
Explorer Posts are now part of LFL, as the LFL/Explorer Posts. Thus these
are no longer BSA members, but associates of the BSA, and need not adhere to
BSA's membership standards.
The rest of the Explorer posts (hobby & art, church youth groups, outdoors,
are now Venturing Crews. Sea Explorer Ships are now Sea Scout Ships.
The BSA home page finally has info on the new Venturing program, along with
new advancement program available to them.
Both Venturing and LFL/Explorers are for youth (boys and girls) ages 14 to
Hope this helps.
Michael R. Brown
Venturing Crew 1838