scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Webelos to Boy Scout Transition
Esson Family (esson@CYBERTOURS.COM
Wed Mar 15 2000 - 19:50:43 CST
Marv Tharp asked: "I'm curious about what retention rates BSA or other
units expect. Does anyone have any historical data or what's reasonable
to expect for % of Weblos transitioning to boy scouts?"
I've sent Marv a copy of my report on a 3-year (1996-7 to 1998-9)
retention study done for the York District of Pine Tree Council
(Maine.) Will send a copy to anyone who wants it. Briefly, in those
years the district retained 75%, 71% & 74% of boys who were 2nd-year
Webelos in the fall. The retention rate among those boys who did join a
troop continued in subsequent years at between 69% and 74%.
Any body else with retention figures for comparison?
YiS Bev Esson