Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Traditional Scouting Programs and Trends
Re: Traditional Scouting Programs and Trends
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:43:11 EST
Mike Montalvo <mike_montalvo@YAHOO.COM> writes:
> 1989: 1,823,778 Boy Scouts & 952,113 Varsity Scouts.
> 1998: 945,588 Boy Scouts & 77,859 Varsity Scouts.
It is quite clear that once you back out the Cub Scout numbers, which help the membership numbers dramatically, The Boy Scout age program can be seen in its true state, a free fall.
It just as ugly when you look at the Cub numbers in the old three year program versus the current five year program and scale then accordingly.
Participant-based programs (LFL and Venturing) have nothing but up side for the BSA. They are very donor-friendly, can be marketed effectively in urban and rural areas, and require little to no volunteer structure.
Boston Minuteman Council