scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Lack of Scouting influence ??
Wed Apr 26 2000 - 23:42:09 CDT
Just finished a committee project for my oldest daughter's
HS 'booster club'. The committee had a total of four
thousand dollars to award to deserving students in $500
The criteria judged included academic performance (cum.
GPA, SAT or ACT score), sports participation, other school
extra-curricular activities, jobs held, letters of recommendations,
and any other factors that the applicants wanted to add to
Had a total of 19 applicants out of 300-plus Seniors. That
low response was in itself disappointing. As was the 16
female to 3 male applicants.
But what was most disappointing to me was that not one
applicant mentioned any experience or exposure to any
Scouting activity, Boy or Girl.
Of course, no one else on the committee thought that odd.
But the 'penetration' rate is obviously low in our particular
school population. Or the 'smart' kids don't do Scouts ??
Troop # 42
Des Moines, Iowa