The Boy Scouts of America reported having 2.1 million youth members in 2019, while the Girl Scouts had a membership of 1.76 million the previous year. Both organizations have experienced a decline in membership in recent years. The most recent figures for Boy Scouts of America are from 2019, and the most recent figures for Girl Scouts of the USA come from 2018.

Source: “Boy Scouts of America 2019 Annual Report,” Boy Scouts of America, accessed March 2, 2021,; David Crary, “Girl Scouts promote ‘girl power’ to reverse membership decline,” The Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 2018,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Scout Group Number of Members
Boy Scouts of America 2.1 million
Girl Scouts of the USA 1.76 million

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