Top 10 Facts About Scouting
Research highlights positive outcomes of Scouting participation
Scouts are Leaders: More
than two-thirds of Scouts say there have been real life situations were
Scout experience has helped them be a better leader.
Scouts are Helpful: Over two-thirds of Scouts' parents and Scouts themselves say their willingness
to help others has increased since their involvement in Scouting.
Scouts are Responsible: Over
two-thirds of Scouts and their parents say their
willingness to take on added responsibility has increased since their
involvement in Scouting.
Scouts earn Better Grades: Statistically, Scouts earn more "A's" than their non-Scouting peers.
Scouts have Higher Levels of Education:
91% of men who were Scouts completed high school, compared with 87% of
men who were never Scouts, and 35% versus 19% earned college degrees!
Scouts earn Higher Incomes:
Men who were Scouts, five years or more, earned average household incomes
of $80,000 compared to $61,000 by men who weren't.
Scouts are Respectful: 80% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to treat others with respect.
Scouts Do Their Best: 78% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to always give their best effort.
Scouts Live by the Principles of the Scout Oath and Law: 84% of Scouts say the values they learned in Scouting continue to be very important to them today.
Scouts are Diverse: Our council's market share of Caucasian
youth served is 9.9% and that is within 1.6% of the market share in our
Asian, African American and
Latino communities as well.