So it is supposed to be required to get 50 hours a month for auxiliary pioneers. I wonder, therefore, why is it that most months, the averages are below this. When the requirement was 60, the averages were typically between 55 and 58 hours but never more than 60. Now that it is 50, the average is usually hanging somewhat below 50 (usually in the area of 48-49). This especially since so many will fake the extra 2 or 3 hours if they get 47-48 real hours. (Some even fake more than that.)
Regular pioneers also have this problem. While it is common for them to fall way short in July and August, that doesn't explain why their averages are consistently below the requirement. Back when you had to get 1,000 hours per year, the monthly total that would get you there is 83 1/3 per month. Typically, the averages are in the high 70s or lower 80s, with dropoffs into the 50s or 60s during the summer months. Now that it is 840 per month, you need 70 a month to make it. Now, that translates to an average time during the season of somewhere in the mid to high 60s, consistently, as an average.
How do they explain that deficiency? This is not individuals failing to make their time. It sounds like quite a few are dropping out of the pioneer ranks mid month. If pioneering was such a joy, that would not be happening as often as it is! Obviously, there is no happiness in pioneering.