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Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor

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Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.


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Boy Scouts of America Traditional Scouting Membership in Decline

Membership in traditional scouting programs appears to be in a steady decline. Perhaps it is time for the Boy Scouts of America to realize that they are no longer representing the values of most Americans.

The following table is directly from the Boy Scouts of America 2006 Annual Report.


COMBINED TRADITIONAL MEMBERSHIP/PARTICIPATION TOTALS

  At December 31,  
Total Youth Members/Participants 2005 2006 Gain/Loss
Cub Scout-Age Youth 2,382,308 2,398,719 0.7
Boy Scout-Age Youth 1,156,258 1,177,616 1.8
High School-Age Youth 946,042 942,769 -0.3
Special-Needs Youth 102,223 100,626 -1.6
Total Youth 4,586,831 4,619,730 0.7
 
Total Adult Leaders/Participants 2005 2006 Gain/Loss
Cub Scout/Elementary 502,425 490,482 -2.4
Boy Scout/Middle/Junior High 547,747 546,462 -0.2
Venturing/High School 107,571 105,079 -2.3
Special Needs 5,693 5,331 -6.4
Council Leaders 45,269 43,638 -3.6
Total Adults 1,208,705 1,190,992 -1.5
 
Total Units/Groups 2005 2006 Gain/Loss
Cub Scout/Elementary 54,663 54,552 -0.2
Boy Scout/Middle/Junior High 52,466 52,161 -0.6
Venturing/High School 29,421 29,007 -1.4
Special Needs 2,332 2,164 -7.2
Total Units/Groups 138,882 137,884 -0.7


BSA Membership 1998-2006

(Thanks to Brian Westley for this graph.)


Traditional Scouting Membership Totals 1998-2006

Year Cub Scouts Boy Scouts Venturing Total
1998 2,171,987 1,023,442 188,010 3,383,439
1999 2,166,289 1,023,691 202,164 3,392,144
2000 2,114,420 1,003,691 233,858 3,351,969
2001 2,043,478 1,005,592 276,434 3,325,504
2002 2,000,478 1,010,791 293,323 3,304,592
2003 1,914,425 997,398 288,395 3,200,218
2004 1,878,752 988,995 280,584 3,145,331
2005 1,745,324 943,426 249,948 2,938,698
2006 1,701,632 922,430 244,266 2,868,328

(Stats from www.scouts-l.org)

 

 

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