Did the Scout enrollment boom come from the Baby Boom? I’d like to see what percentage of boys that could be scouts, are scouts. That would mean more. Economic factors may affect this as well (my brother was a Scout, but my folks were not wealthy enough to support me being a Scout too).
“Did the Scout enrollment boom come from the Baby Boom?”
I do not think so.
I think my father said that he had been a scout. I guess it would have been in the 20s.
My brothers, 7 years older then me were scouts, early 50s, and me in mid to late 50s.
Naturally, there would have been a great increase from the baby boom, but that is just a matter of numbers, and little to do with culture.
look at the percentage of societal high achievers who were Boy Scouts
Don’t know the same for Girl Scouts but know that many women astronauts are former GS
A business associate of mine who is very active in Scouting tells me that the Boy Scouts are facing enrollment challenges for two basic reasons: (1) as this nation has become more urbanized, we’ve lost our sense of the value of the natural world, and (2) the number of children born to American parents has declined over time, and the Boy Scouts have a very hard time attracting members from immigrant families.