2008 Year in Review

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2008 Youth Served

Percent Change
2008 vs. 2007
Tiger Cub Scouts 231,471 -4.3%
Cub Scouts 798,060 -0.3%
Webelos Scouts 636,104 -1.4%
Total Cub Scout-Age 1,655,635 -1.3%
Boy Scouts 844,939 -0.8%
Varsity Scouts 60,940 -1.7%
Total Boy Scout-Age 905,879 -0.8%
Total Venturers 261,122 -2.7%
Total Members 2,832,636 -0.8%

2008 Adult Volunteers

Pack Scouters 470,400 -2.1%
Troop Scouters 551,926 0.7%
Crew Scouters 65,621 0.0%
Council Scouters 44,406 1.3%
Total Scout Leaders 1,132,353 -0.5%
Total Adults 1,165,828 -0.8%

2008 Year-End Units/Groups

Packs 50,213 -1.1%
Troops 41,628 -0.8%
Teams 8,423 0.4%
Crews 19,998 0.4%
Total Scout Units 120,262 -0.6%
Posts 6,857 -9.2%
Total Units/Posts 127,119 -1.1%

Service Hours Completed 35,194,360

Eagle Scout Awards 52,025

Top Five Merit Badges Earned

First Aid 84,419
Swimming 75,568
Environmental Science 72,150
Citizenship in the World 60,582
Camping 58,654
Total Merit Badges Earned 1,913,676

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.


2008 Camp Attendance

Day Camp
Cub Scout 272,553
Family Camping
Cub Scout 196,495
Long-Term Resident Camp
Cub Scout/Webelos Scout 97,521
Boy Scout 405,151
Venturing 8,079
High-Adventure Camp
Councils - Boy Scout and Venturing 82,506
Philmont Camping 23,083
Florida Sea Base 12,001
Northern Tier 5,834

 

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