Facts About Scouting
In 2013, service projects were conducted by more than 2.6 million youth members and more than 1 million volunteers.
- 17 million service hours were reported in 2013 for Journey to Excellence.
- $384.3 million of service was provided by Scouts and leaders to communities across America. (Based on the $22.55 Independent Sector value of volunteer time for 2013)
- Service projects most commonly reported for Journey to Excellence in 2013 include
- Food collection and distribution
- Litter cleanup/community beautification
- Community dimension
- Conservation projects
- Fun run/walk/hike/cycle
Scout Activities and Outdoor Adventures
Nearly 1.1 million youth attended a council camp or national high-adventure camp.
- National high-adventure base—Boy Scouts and Venturers
- 13,922—Florida Sea Base
- 5,686—Northern Tier
Advancements and Awards
In 2013, 56,841 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
- About 6 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013.
- From 1912 to 2013, 2.7 million Boy Scouts have earned the Eagle Scout rank.
- 2,110,848 merit badges were earned by Boy Scouts in 2013.
More than 1 million volunteers provided leadership for Scouting programs in 2013.
- On average, Scout volunteers give 20 hours per month in service to Scouting. This equals approximately 246.8 million hours of volunteer time given to support Scouting in 2013. (Source: Volunteer Outcomes Study, Research & Program Innovation)
- $5.57 billion of volunteer time was given in 2013 to support Scouting across America. (Based on $22.55 Independent Sector value of volunteer time for 2013)
Updated May 2014