Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Ed's Web Site
Re: Ed's Web Site
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 02:31:39 -0600
You wrote in part:
>I do know that the official figures given to me directly by the BSA
>reflected the following numbers for "Traditional Programs" and that
>only approximately 1/3 of the youth figures are made up of "Boy
>Scouts", the rest are Tiger, Cub, Webelos...
>1998 Units 121,948 Youth 3,383,147
>1997 Units 119,704 Youth 3,341,562
>1996 Units 128,937 Youth 3,517,817
The numbers you need to "key in on" are:
The number of Cub Scouts (Cub Scouts consist of Tiger Cub, Cub Scouts,
WEBELOS Cub Scouts) and the number of Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts consist of Boy
Scouts and Varsity Scouts).
As far as units are concerned, Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and
Varsity Scout Teams are the three "traditional elements" that you'll be
looking for comparison upon now and then.
Those numbers and corresponding units will give you the numbers and
membership to do a good comparison upon. Cub Scouting (and it's three
"parts") and Boy Scouting (and it's Varsity "offshoot") are considered the
two primary "traditional programs" of the BSA. Venturing is also
considered a "traditional program" but since it also includes females and
since many Venturing units' membership are also found in Boy or Varsity
Scouting units, I wouldn't count them in making a comparison over years.
Also, it makes it hard to do such comparison over years because this is
really our first year with Venturing; before this, we had Exploring; and
before 1971 we had a hodgepog of variants which all came under the
Exploring/Senior Scouting unbrella. Sticking with Cub Scouts and Boy
Scouts, you have a better chance of doing a good comparison between the
membership and unit numbers now, and then.
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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