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  • Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT United Kingdom United States
Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Members 528,263
Ranked 9th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than United Kingdom
Members per thousand people 8.35
Ranked 17th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 14% more than United Kingdom
Membership > Guiding introduced 1909 1912
Membership > Scouting introduced 1907 1910

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members (Table of World Organization of the Scout Movement members); "WOSM MEMBERSHIP as at 31st December 2012". World Organization of the Scout Movement. August 2013.; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members (Table of World Organization of the Scout Movement members) ("WOSM MEMBERSHIP as at 31st December 2012" . World Organization of the Scout Movement . Retrieved 2014-03-03 .). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: Scouting

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