Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Bashing the Pros and Cooking the Numbers
Bashing the Pros and Cooking the Numbers
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 22:05:54 -0400
They may not have. (g)
Using the figures posted here the other day, and figures taken from the
US Census statistics, and doing the required math to the best of my ability,
*and* Assuming all my necessary assumptions are *TRUE* --
the percentages in 1930 and 1995 appear to both be about 14% of the
available pool of male youth are involved in BOY Scouting.
I did not count the Cubs in that because there were no Cubs in 1930.
1. the 1930 figures cover boys aged 12 to 20 inclusive.
2. The 1995 figures are not grossly malformed by double- or triple-
3. The 1995 figures do not include a large enough contingent of females
to impact the results by more than 1%.
4. Male/female ratios in the target population have remained constant.
The 2000 sample for the age cohort ranges from just over 48% to just
under 52% male; for my personal convenience, I used 50%.