Year in Review

This is a statistical overview of membership, awards, and activities for the previous year.

While these numbers are important, providing a year-to-year comparison, they do not tell the complete Scouting story.

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2012 Youth Membership

Percent Change

2012 vs. 2011

Tiger Cub Scouts

212,677

-4.63%

Cub Scouts

726,775

-2.76%

Webelos Scouts

589,221

-3.84%

Total Cub Scout-Age

1,528,673

-3.44%

Boy Scouts

848,236

-0.01%

Varsity Scouts

62,432

1.87%

Total Boy Scout-Age

910,668

0.12%

Total Venturers

219,453

-5.05%

Total Explorers

116,589

3.28%

Total Youth

2,775,383

-2.16%

2012 Adult Volunteers

Pack Scouters

417,030

-1.86%

Troop Scouters

520,397

0.21%

Crew Scouters

58,208

-0.61%

Council Scouters

44,190

-0.03%

Total Scout Leaders

995,635

-0.72%

Total Adults

1,067,513

-0.68%

2012 Year-End Units/Groups

Packs

44,830

-2.46%

Troops

38,713

-1.72%

Teams

8,353

-1.28%

Crews

17,075

-4.36%

Total Scout Units

108,971

-2.42%

Posts

5,285

0.32%

Total Units/Posts

114,256

-2.29%

 

Eagle Scout Awards

57,976


Top Ten Merit Badges Earned

First Aid

92,312

Swimming

80,376

Environmental Science

76,238

Citizenship in the World

67,486

Citizenship in the Nation

64,120

Camping

60,772

Communications

59,345

Citizenship in the Community

57,951

Personal Fitness

56,908

Family Life

56,210

Total Merit Badges Earned

2,175,878

 

Boys' Life Subscriptions

1,100,000*

 

Scouting Magazine Subscriptions

1,000,000*

*Boys' Life and Scouting magazine figures are based on the Audit Bureau of Circulation base rate.


2012 Camp Attendance

Philmont Camping

31,432

Florida Sea Base

13,309

Northern Tier

6,991


 

 

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