I am by no means a Venture expert but I am a data guy so when I hear blanket statements about Ventures "stealing" Boy Scouts, I'd like to know if that's true or just anedotal.
What is the percentage of Ventures that come from BS? Dual Registered? Why did they join? Topped out in BS? Any survey data?
What is the percentage of Ventures that were never BS? Why?
What is the percentage of Ventures that are girls? Looks like a few of the Regional Leaders are Girls.
How many Ventures dual path to Eagle? We had one of 143 at this year's Eagle Dinner. His Dad was the Venture Adult leader who was a SM and started a crew with his 2 sons and 2 others.
How many Ventures actually participate in the Venture Advancement program? Or is it just fun stuff to do?
How many Venture crews recharter every year? We seem to have a number of "one and done". I've also read here about the difficulty of some to get the youth engaged at the district level.
How do the issues about Ventures relate to the same arguments that Explorers used to have? Is that program dead because you don't hear much about it anymore.
Again...it would be nice to know the data to be able to discuss validate or refute perceptions.