Environmental Scan

The Environmental Scan is a tool to assist councils with the development of strategic plans, marketing, fundraising, recruitment, and presentations. It is produced by the Research & Program InnovationĀ Department of the BSA, and updated annually. It includes an indexed summary of social trends and facts affecting the BSA.


American HouseholdsĀ and Population

Finances, Income, and Employment

Youth Finances and Employment

Education Trends

Media and Technology

Youth Activities and Interests

Healthy Living

Emergency Preparedness

Violence, Crime, and Drugs

Giving and Volunteering

Chartered Organization Trends

Sources of Information

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