Census 2016

Women and girls now form a quarter of the Scouts’ membership

  • A quarter of the Scout Movement is now female at 144,000 members with 1,084 in Hereford & Worcester.
  • It’s 25 years since young women and girls were welcomed into all Scout sections (Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts)

14 April 2016: Scouting is continuing to grow in popularity in Hereford & Worcester with more young people joining the Movement, according to The Scout Association’s latest annual membership figures released today. The figures reveal that the increase in young women and girls is especially strong, with 142 additional female young people joining the Movement in Hereford & Worcester in the 12 months up to 31st January 2016. This female growth complements a further growth of 33 young men and boys and 59 additional Leaders in the year in Hereford & Worcester.

The total number of girls and young women in Hereford & Worcester now stands at 1,786. Including adult volunteers, there are now 1786 females in Hereford & Worcester altogether – 24.5% of the total membership of 7,302. This is the highest proportion since the Scout Movement first welcomed women and girls into all of its sections 25 years ago. 

Read the full press releases (Hereford & Worcester and Nationally) below ..........

Below you'll find:

  • Copies of the Press Releases issued on the 14th April (H&W and National)
  • The Census instructions
  • The final state of the Census by Group
  • The initial County Analysis by Headquarters Volunteer Analysts