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443. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts--Membership and Units

[In thousands (5,165 represents 5,165,000). Boy Scouts as of Dec. 31; Girl Scouts as of Sept. 30. Includes Puerto Rico and outlying areas]

 
ITEM 1960 1970 1975 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
     
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Membership 5,165 6,287 5,318 4,318 4,355 4,542 4,689 4,755 4,845 5,171 5,347 5,364 5,356 5,448 5,319 5,334 5,354 5,378 5,457 5,629 5,835 6,049 6,248
  Youth 3,783 4,683 3,933 3,207 3,244 3,425 3,567 3,657 3,755 4,037 4,180 4,228 4,247 4,293 4,150 4,146 4,165 4,188 4,256 4,399 4,574 4,756 4,956
    Tiger cubs (6 yr. old) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 84 124 145 169 260 291 314 332 346 360 367 268 266 284 303 302 304 299
    Cub Scouts (7 to 8 yr. old) 1,865 2,438 1,997 1,696 1,643 1,609 1,569 1,493 1,499 1,714 1,819 1,834 1,824 1,821 962 954 988 946 945 973 1,000 1,006 1,017
    Webelos Scouts (9 to 10 yr. old) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 804 790 811 819 808 819 851 861 865
    Boy Scouts (11 to 13 yr. old) 1,647 1,916 1,503 1,064 1,101 1,126 1,116 1,078 1,063 1,042 1,032 1,025 1,008 1,011 979 976 979 978 981 1,000 1,016 1,023 1,028
    Venturers (14 to 20 yr. old) 1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 188 203
    Explorers (14 to 20 yr. old) 1 2 271 329 434 447 499 606 758 941 1,024 1,021 1,037 1,055 1,083 741 362 367 380 394 401 422 455 310 331
    Learning for life (6 to 17 yr. old) 1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 374 683 692 739 784 837 880 950 1,064 1,213
  Adults 1,382 1,604 1,385 1,110 1,111 1,117 1,122 1,098 1,090 1,134 1,168 1,136 1,109 1,155 1,168 1,188 1,189 1,190 1,201 1,230 1,262 1,293 1,292
Total units (packs, troops, posts,
groups 130 157 150 129 130 132 134 135 134 132 131 131 130 130 128 128 128 129 132 135 139 142 145
 
GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A.
Membership 3,419 3,922 3,234 2,784 2,829 2,819 2,888 2,871 2,802 2,917 2,947 3,052 3,166 3,269 3,383 3,510 3,438 3,363 3,318 3,390 3,525 3,567 3,630
  Girls 3 2,646 3,248 2,723 2,250 2,276 2,247 2,281 2,247 2,172 2,248 2,274 2,345 2,415 2,480 2,561 2,647 2,612 2,561 2,534 2,584 2,671 2,708 2,749
    Daisies (5 to 6 yr. old) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 61 114 137 162 175 186 201 207 191 190 195 205 211 211 215
    Brownies (6 to 8 yr. old) (4) 1,259 1,160 1,115 1,110 1,120 1,163 1,172 1,128 1,166 1,167 1,243 1,276 1,288 1,300 1,319 1,225 1,181 1,142 1,163 1,202 1,207 1,200
    Juniors (8 to 11 yr. old) (4) 1,509 1,188 894 916 874 847 801 735 725 705 739 759 786 825 870 791 756 727 730 744 738 737
    Cadettes (11 to 14 yr. old) (4) 395 301 172 170 169 176 170 151 143 132 144 150 163 172 188 168 174 172 173 175 177 177
    Seniors (14 to 17 yr. old) (4) 85 74 46 45 41 40 40 40 41 38 43 42 44 46 50 43 45 52 55 59 61 61
  Adults 773 674 511 534 553 572 607 624 630 669 673 707 751 788 822 863 826 802 784 807 855 858 881
Total units (troops, groups) 164 164 159 154 157 160 165 166 166 174 180 189 196 202 210 219 221 218 215 219 223 226 230




Source: Boy Scouts of America, National Council, Irving, TX, Annual Report; and Girl Scouts of the United States of America, New York, NY, Annual Report.

http://www.girlscouts.org/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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