Scouts Canada National Enrolment

The following is based on data from the national archives and Scouts Canada annual reports. Note that the year is the Scouting year. So 2004 means the September 2004 - August 2005 Scouting year. This figure would appear in the 2005 annual report. For clarity in some of the graphs, figures for Rovers, ScoutsAbout, Extreme Scouting are not shown, as ScoutsAbout is just a day care service and the others only amount to 0.01% of the total kids in the program. Thus the total kids only includes Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers.

Be careful on infering any causal relationships between the data on any given graph.

The registration fee is for a group in Voyageur Council, and includes both the national and council portions. Groups in other councils may have slightly higher or lower fees. As of the 2015/16 Scouting year, the registration fee has been standardised across the country for all councils.

Initially Scouts Canada was for boys only. Venturers had the option for co-ed in 1984, with Beavers/Cubs/Scouts getting that option in 1992. Co-ed became mandatory in 1998. The addition of girls needs to be taken into account when comparing statistics across years. Approximately 13% of the kids overall are girls.

The Advance Party Report in the UK in 1966, implemented as by Scouts Canada in 1969, changed the face of Scouting.

In the year 2011/12 & 2012/13, there was a large reported surge in the number of adult volunteers. This coincided with the introduction of the AMS member management system, subsequently re-branded as MyScouts. The following year a number of councils restarted the number of adult volunteers in those years as much lower, so evidently the original counts were incorrect. However, no restatement was performed at the national level, so the (incorrect) numbers remain as the official record.

In the year 2015/16, national started including council level financials within the national level reporting.

Membership by Section (Recent)

Membership (Full History)

Kid to Leader Ratio

Membership versus Fee

Paid Employees

Scout Shop

Balance Sheet

Insurance Cost

Ontario Incorporated Board (Camp Sale Slush Fund)

Jamborees

National Operating

Analysis Documents

DocumentPDF
Scouts Canada Retention Survey Report, IPSOS Reid, 2011
Scouts Canada Program Review, 2012
Membership Retention in Scout Troops, Liam Morland, 2002
Membership Retention in Scout Troops, World Scientific Congress, Liam Morland

National Annual Reports & Financials

YearAnnual ReportAnnual FinancialsAnnual Financials Summary
2016/17    
2015/16  
2014/15
2013/14
2012/13
2011/12  
2010/11  
2009/10  
2008/09  
2007/08  
2006/07  
2005/06  
2004/05  
2003/04  
2002/03  
2001/02  

Council Annual Reports

Council2006/072007/082008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
Battlefields                
Cascadia              
Central Escarpment                    
Chinook                  
Fraser Valley              
Manitoba                
New Brunswick                  
Newfoundland                  
Northern Lights                    
Northern Ontario                
Nova Scotia                    
Pacific Coast                
Prince Edward Island                    
Quebec                  
Saskatchawan    
Shining Waters                  
Toronto                    
Tri-Shores                
Voyageur        
White Pine            

Council Annual Financials

Council2006/072007/082008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/15
Battlefields                  
Cascadia                  
Central Escarpment                
Chinook                
Fraser Valley                  
Manitoba                
Newfoundland                  
New Brunswick                  
Northern Lights                  
Northern Ontario                
Nova Scotia                  
Pacific Coast                  
Prince Edward Island                  
Quebec                
Saskatchawan                  
Shining Waters                
Toronto                
Tri-Shores                  
Voyageur          
White Pine                

Ontario Incorporated Board (Ontario Provincial Council)

YearAnnual Financial Report
2014/15
2013/14
2012/13
2011/12
2010/11
2009/10
2008/09
2007/08
2006/07
2005/06
2004/05

Raw Membership Data

YearBeaversCubsScouts VenturersTotal KidsRovers AdultsFeeRegn ChangeKid Fee
Change
KidsAdultsKidsAdults
2018/19       $230.00$0.00  6.98%
2017/1818,70921,00514,0063,79057,5101,37119,517$215.00$0.00-7.01%-12.08%7.50%
2016/1719,39621,98914,9395,52261,8461,61422,198$200.00$0.003.53%7.15%5.26%
2015/1617,76521,51214,5056,03859,8201,61820,756$190.00$0.000.14%0.19%8.57%
2014/1517,51221,45014,6616,11459,7371,52020,717$175.00$0.00-0.35%-3.36%6.06%
2013/1417,59821,36714,7886,19159,9441,06221,437$165.00$0.00-2.99%-23.16%0.00%
2012/1317,92522,15815,7365,97161,7901,14927,898$165.00$0.00-7.14%3.81%0.00%
2011/1220,62223,79516,0146,10766,5381,10426,873$165.00$0.00-3.57%13.52%26.92%
2010/1123,24824,80115,4075,54368,99989723,672$130.00$130.00-0.12%1.68%0.00%
2009/1023,25125,33415,2055,29569,08579423,280$130.00$130.002.26%1.05%1.56%
2008/0922,93124,80614,8674,95267,55670323,039$128.00$128.00-0.69%0.83%2.40%
2007/0823,18625,14614,9344,75768,02379422,849$125.00$125.00-1.97%-2.40%4.17%
2006/0723,24925,75915,4914,89369,39282623,411$120.00$120.00-4.66%-1.79%9.09%
2005/0624,64827,52615,8084,79972,78189923,838$110.00$110.00-8.30%-7.29%10.00%
2004/0527,81430,48616,2954,77679,37193325,713$100.00$100.00-10.17%-9.59%1.01%
2003/0431,08934,35917,7555,15788,3601,01028,440$99.00$99.00-12.08%-4.13%41.43%
2002/0336,26038,44420,4785,314100,4961,11629,664$70.00$70.00-14.71%0.76%41.43%
2001/0242,53145,20223,4956,594117,8221,39829,439$50.00$50.00-8.97%-3.93%40.00%
2000/0146,80549,77625,4527,394129,4271,48730,643$45.00$45.00-7.93%-6.96%11.11%
1999/0051,03053,84227,6748,026140,5721,62732,934$40.00$40.00-5.75%-6.91%12.50%
1998/9954,44057,31028,9048,497149,1511,78335,377$40.00$40.00-4.53%-5.64%0.00%
1997/9858,05159,74829,7168,711156,2261,67037,492$38.00$38.00-7.57%-5.46%5.26%
1996/9763,39564,17932,9328,510169,0161,69339,656$27.75$27.75-1.18%-1.26%36.94%
1995/9663,98865,70232,8178,532171,0391,64140,161$23.00$23.003.11%1.26%20.65%
1994/9561,92364,30931,5838,060165,8751,61239,656$22.35$22.35-3.14%-4.11%2.91%
1993/9464,89367,34031,4287,586171,2471,50741,365$21.10$22.35-5.22%-3.76%5.92%
1992/9369,70370,39432,7247,855180,6761,64642,979$20.30$20.30-3.75%-1.23%3.94%
1991/9274,18273,30332,6517,586187,7221,77043,515$19.70$19.70-2.64%-1.04%3.05%
1990/9176,59775,96533,1227,123192,8071,66043,974$19.30$19.30-2.38%0.06%2.07%
1989/9078,97878,34533,3266,859197,5081,65843,948$18.50$18.50-2.10%-1.35%4.32%
1988/8979,55380,29034,6727,237201,7521,73444,551$16.50$16.50-0.89%1.52%12.12%
1987/8879,67481,44934,9707,468203,5611,89543,883$15.50$15.50-1.11%-5.29%6.45%
1986/8779,69982,57536,3117,267205,8521,96346,336$13.50$13.50-3.39%-1.53%14.81%
1985/8680,87686,60337,9027,688213,0692,06747,055$12.00$12.00-1.14%-0.64%12.50%
1984/8580,39988,54438,8737,713215,5292,04647,356$10.50$10.50-2.59%-1.85%14.29%
1983/8480,50192,95940,3697,427221,2562,04248,247$10.50$10.50-3.11%1.69%0.00%
1982/8381,59597,58442,4186,754228,3512,04347,447$10.00$10.00-1.98%-0.10%5.00%
1981/8281,234101,92043,6526,156232,9621,82847,494$7.50$7.50-2.53%1.82%33.33%
1980/8179,769108,53844,4926,211239,0101,84946,647$7.50$7.501.03%2.27%0.00%
1979/8075,542111,92242,5396,563236,5661,77845,610$6.00$6.00-1.78%1.09%25.00%
1978/7972,523115,68045,8446,811240,8581,97245,118$6.00$6.001.39%4.78%0.00%
1977/7865,140116,75648,6177,034237,5471,93543,058  5.45%6.80% 
1976/7751,630115,80850,6927,134225,2642,06040,317  5.47%7.42% 
1975/7635,671117,85153,0107,045213,5772,07537,531  3.35%9.10% 
1974/7521,555123,30754,3637,438206,6632,14834,402  -1.50%4.61% 
1973/7412,278131,79757,3328,395209,8022,52532,887  -1.56%-1.03% 
1972/735,448139,08659,3299,255213,1182,63833,229$4.50$0.00-4.19%0.72%5.88%
1971/721,144147,98563,20210,115222,4462,85032,993$4.25$0.00-5.87%-1.97%70.00%
1970/71 155,79069,17911,361236,3302,76733,655$2.50$0.000.91%5.30% 
1969/70 154,70668,21411,289234,2092,75031,962  -5.91%-0.26% 
1968/79 164,34473,33611,251248,9313,23332,046  -4.03%0.85% 
1967/68 169,18980,6049,593259,3863,47731,775  -0.83%2.03% 
1966/67 169,86185,2226,484261,5673,71931,142  -0.95%-4.05% 
1965/66 170,51988,4005,163264,0824,29532,456  -6.29%-3.19% 
1964/65 179,10799,9912,722281,8204,59433,524$2.50$0.000.80%0.54%0.00%
1963/64 177,009102,580 279,5896,25133,345$2.50$0.001.25%1.28%0.00%
1962/63 174,129102,005 276,1346,13132,925$2.50$0.00-0.23%1.68%150.00%
1961/62 171,458105,320 276,7785,17832,380$1.00$0.002.40%2.90%0.00%
1960/61 165,799104,487 270,2864,56931,468$1.00$0.004.78%5.81%0.00%
1959/60 157,028100,935 257,9634,14929,740$1.00$0.005.97%9.50%0.00%
1958/69 150,12193,313 243,4344,01527,159$1.00$0.007.11%9.03%0.00%
1957/58 143,27384,003 227,2763,80824,909$1.00$0.008.67%10.47% 
1956/57 135,66673,485 209,1513,51822,549  8.13%9.34% 
1955/56 125,45767,973 193,4303,55520,623  10.96%11.86% 
1954/55 111,33662,982 174,3183,21318,437  11.78%12.09% 
1953/54 98,53557,411 155,9462,89116,449  10.68%15.17% 
1952/53 88,96251,934 140,8962,66514,282  8.14%7.23% 
1951/52 81,72248,568 130,2902,48013,319  13.90%12.29% 
1950/51 70,34844,044 114,3922,50711,861  9.68%7.12% 
1949/50 63,66940,623 104,2922,31511,073  6.40%12.42% 
1948/49 58,44939,574 98,0232,1579,850  7.24%6.34% 
1947/48 52,63138,778 91,4091,8939,263  -1.91%3.45% 
1946/47 52,04441,141 93,1851,9778,954  5.25%5.45% 
1945/46 47,80040,738 88,5381,7658,491  2.69%12.97% 
1944/45 44,78341,437 86,2201,1097,516$0.50$0.000.98%11.36%0.00%
1943/44 43,87141,511 85,3829786,749$0.50$0.007.18%0.75% 
1942/43 40,88338,776 79,6598526,699  1.36%4.48% 
1941/42 39,35139,238 78,5891,0056,412$0.50$0.00-5.40%-8.35%0.00%
1940/41 39,55243,523 83,0751,5106,996$0.50$0.00-4.76%-12.21%0.00%
1939/40 40,35346,875 87,2282,5887,969$0.50$0.00-5.04%-4.43% 
1938/49 41,03750,825 91,8623,2218,338  8.13%4.20% 
1937/38 37,30747,652 84,9592,9278,002  10.89%7.35% 
1936/37 33,11843,496 76,6142,7047,454  0.14%6.79% 
1935/36 31,12045,387 76,5072,9046,980$0.50$0.006.68%6.96%0.00%
1934/35 29,08442,630 71,7142,8986,526$0.50$0.0023.03%25.45% 
1933/34 24,24434,044 58,2882,6215,202  1.15%8.47% 
1932/33 23,32934,294 57,6232,3394,796  3.33%3.12% 
1931/32 23,14032,627 55,7671,8364,651  5.89%5.70% 
1930/31 22,26030,403 52,6631,5054,400  10.75%13.26% 
1929/30 19,11228,439 47,5511,1363,885  4.17%-2.51% 
1928/29 16,81428,832 45,6468553,985  -1.42%6.95% 
1927/28 16,87229,433 46,3056913,726  2.65%7.91% 
1926/27 16,32028,790 45,1107453,453  2.21%3.11% 
1925/26 15,31928,817 44,1365933,349  7.88%0.18% 
1924/25 13,05327,858 40,9113363,343  2.53%13.44% 
1923/24 13,38726,516 39,903 2,947  -17.24%11.12% 
1922/23 13,76234,454 48,216 2,652  6.67%5.15% 
1921/22 11,48033,720 45,200 2,522  35.34%23.14% 
1920/21 6,34327,055 33,398362,048  23.80%24.27% 
1919/20 4,28822,690 26,978 1,648  14.19%3.71% 
1918/19 2,73820,887 23,625 1,589  22.86%32.42% 
1917/18 1,80617,423 19,229 1,200  4.50%12.89% 
1916/17 1,25717,144 18,401 1,063  2.44%3.00% 
1915/16 42117,542 17,963 1,032  9.91%-4.80% 
1914/15  16,343 16,343 1,084  20.48%18.86% 
1913/14  13,565 13,565 912