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To be clear, the fourth grade GSUSA Troop at our school fell apart... which is why we see so many from that grade in our Pack.

Weirdly, we have the same situation; the 4th and 2nd grade GSUSA troops folded so several of those girls transferred over.

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4 hours ago, Eagle1993 said:

Roughly 50% of the new Scouts joining our pack are girls and our total Pack size will be at its highest it’s been in 10+ years.

@Eagle1993, I know hard #s won't come in until rechartering but: are you getting more boys than you did last year?

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35 minutes ago, qwazse said:

@Eagle1993, I know hard #s won't come in until rechartering but: are you getting more boys than you did last year?

We added a lot of boys the last 2 years and have around 25% of all boys in the school in our Pack.  We are adding a few more boys but I expect their number (Tiger and above) will be flat to last year.  Last year we had 8 Lions at JSN but only 4 this year (no girls).  Parents of the four were discussing how to get more to join.

Overall, I think we will be flat with boys (pending Lions) and seeing growth from the girls.  As you said, nothing official until recharter and we have a fairly decent size group of minimally engaged scouts... so I could see some of them dropping.

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If the results are similar to those here at Philmont who came from all over the country for the museum dedication, there are a lot of girls joining and generally more new boys than before as well.  Enthusiasm is pretty high from this crowd of about 1000 on that topic.

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We just had our sign-up night and got 14 new Scouts, of which I believe 4 were girls. 2 Lions, 1 Wolf, and 1 Webelos. I expect we'll get a few more in the coming weeks (people take home the information and sometimes sign up later). Last year we signed up 5 new Scouts total, so definitely a nice increase over last year. 

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On 9/12/2018 at 6:50 AM, malraux said:

Weirdly, we have the same situation; the 4th and 2nd grade GSUSA troops folded so several of those girls transferred over.

Most of the girls in my district that have joined packs were former Girl Scouts. Either the parents were disgruntled with the GSUSA or the troop folded. 

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