Just under 74 percent of all youth members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were white in 2018, while just under 9 percent were Hispanic or Latino and less than 7 percent were Black. Among all youths who make up the organization's potential membership, about 59 percent were white, more than 19 percent were Hispanic or Latino and more than 12 percent were Black. Potential youth membership figures were published by Boy Scouts based on data from Experian Information Systems, Inc.

Source: “2018 Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report,” Boy Scouts of America, p. 18, accessed March 2, 2021, https://tinyurl.com/7zx72zku

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Race 2018 BSA Youth Membership Potential 2018 Youth Membership
Black 6.7% 12.7%
Asian 4.5% 5.3%
White 73.9% 59.1%
Hispanic/Latino 8.9% 19.5%
Other Races 6.0% 3.4%

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