The Decline of Scouting in Canada - Continued

Annual Reports 2001-2002 | 2002-2003 | 2003-2004 | 2004-2005 | 2005-2006 | 2006-2007 | 2007-2008 | 2008-2009 | 2009-2010 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013

Over the past twelve (12) years, Scouts Canada has been decreasing in membership by an alarming rate. The following numbers were taken from the National Council Annual Reports. They clearly show that Scouting membership has decreased dramatically. What can we do to stop this tailspin?

The membership decline is not stopping. Although recent numbers (2009-12) show a slight increase in membership, this is due to the inclusion of near-Scouting numbers included in with true Scouting membership.


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Canada

YearBeaversCubsScoutsVenturersRoversScAboutExtremeSchoolsScLeadersAdultsEmployeesTotal% of 1990
199078978783453332668591658   4394822199 265313 
199176597759653312271231660   4397421217 25965897.9
199274182733033265175861770   4351523713 25672096.8
199369703703943272478551646   4297923195 24849693.7
199464893673403142875861507   4136522907 23702689.3
199561923643093158380601612   3966321517 22866786.2
199663988657023281785321641   4016118201 23104287.1
199763395641793293285101693   3965617583 22794885.9
199858051597482971687111670   3749216174 21156279.7
199954440573102890484971783   3537713744 20005575.4
200051030538422767480261627   3293413181 18831471.0
2001468054977625452739414872749221  43781 17766567.0
2002425314520223495659413681628367  40300 16148560.9
2003362603844420478531411161666232  29664 13317450.2
2004310893435917755515710104138910  28440 12215846.0
200527814304861629547769333839250  25713 11025041.6
200624648275261580847998994619243  2383822510275838.7
200723249257591549148938265372195  234112399957337.5
200823186251461493447577943759236  228492449739536.7
200912293124806148674952703476126712682 230392809808237.0
2010232512533415205529579449633101855 2328030010104938.1
2011232482480115407554389759042731774 2367229210290138.8
20122062223795160146107110448393341132 2687329610128338.2
20131792522158157365971114951322211654 298982969814237.0


1. Membership numbers also list a category of "Other - 208". This is includes Services Teams, Visibility Groups and Committees. Apparently these are not included as either Youth or Adults?
2. Note: First year for Scouting and Schools.