jasonfitt wrote:We don't count cups. I wouldn't think that would be very accurate. What about children, or infants who didn't take it? What about individuals who couldn't take it, or people who came late after it was passed, or left before it was passed. We want to be as accurate as possible.
I have a friend in another stake who was instructed by his Stake Clerk to count cups and add 10% to factor in the exceptions you mentioned. He did the normal walking count for a couple of months along with counting cups. His experience was that it was surprisingly accurate. I would expect that in a ward with lots of toddlers/infants, the method would under-count and in a more mature ward, it might over-count. But he did say that both methods were usually within 3 or 4 members of each other.