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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2013 Youth Membership

Percent Change

2013 vs. 2012

Tiger Cub Scouts

184,424

-13.28%

Cub Scouts

665,091

-8.49%

Webelos Scouts

567,519

-3.68%

Total Cub Scout-Age

1,417,034

-7.30%

Boy Scouts

826,045

-2.62%

Varsity Scouts

62,902

0.75%

Total Boy Scout-Age

888,947

-2.39%

Total Venturers

192,080

-12.47%

Total Explorers

114,894

-1.45%

Total Youth

2,612,955

-5.85%

2013 Adult Volunteers

Pack Scouters

395,445

-5.18%

Troop Scouters

508,230

-2.34%

Crew Scouters

56,174

-3.49%

Council Scouters

42,502

-5.98%

Total Scout Leaders

1,002,351

-3.70%

2013 Year-End Units/Groups

Packs

43,110

-3.84%

Troops

37,739

-2.52%

Teams

8,229

-0.65%

Crews

16,013

-6.22%

Total Scout Units

105,161

-3.50%

Posts

5,058

-4.30%

Total Units/Posts

110,219

-3.53%

 

Eagle Scout Awards

56,841


Top Ten Merit Badges Earned

First Aid

87,477

Swimming

72,946

Environmental Science

71,609

Citizenship in the World

64,452

Citizenship in the Nation

61,272

Camping

58,982

Communications

57,111

Citizenship in the Community

56,928

Personal Fitness

56,295

Family Life

55,080

Total Merit Badges Earned

2,110,848

 

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.


2013 Camp Attendance

Philmont Camping

35,054

Florida Sea Base

13,922

Northern Tier

5,686


 

 

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