Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America

aka Washington Crossing Council, B.S.A.   |   Doylestown, PA   |  www.bsawcc.org

Mission

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Ruling year info

1965

Scout Executive/CEO

Mr Magne G Gundersen

Main address

1 Scout Way

Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

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Formerly known as

Bucks County Council

EIN

23-1352048

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Washington Crossing Council strives to be the premier youth serving organization in Bucks, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties. We work through our staff and volunteers to provide quality programming that remains relevant and keeps our youth engaged in the program. Quality programs require a dedicated support network of volunteers and staff as well as the financial resources to ensure all youth have the opportunity to experience the adventures we provide.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring

Youth development for boys and girls grades K-12

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Boy Scouts of America promotes a culture where every youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging and builds
communities where every person feels respected and valued. Leading by example, and encouraging each other to live by the values
expressed by the Scout Oath and Law, we welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful
members and leaders of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities.

The Boy Scouts "Journey to Excellence" is a continuous improvement program based on best practices of corporate performance
measurement. The Washington Crossing Council's performance is measured against 18 individual criteria in 5 areas of Fiscal Management, Membership, Program Delivery, Customer Service, and Leadership & Governance.

Examples of some specific measures are:
1. Maintain positive unrestricted net assets in the Operating Fund.
2. Annually add new permanently restricted gifts to the Endowment/Trust
Fund.
3. Increase market share in number of youth served.
4. Youth member retention.
5. Annual increase in number of youth participating in outdoor activities
(camping).
6. Maintain a Net Promoter Score of at least 40 from constituent
surveys.
7. Establish an annual plan based of the Strategic Plan and show
improvement in at least 5 target areas annually
8. Annually increase (2%) the number of trained direct contact volunteer
leaders.
The evaluation of this continuous improvement program is recognized in
4 levels:
1. Does not qualify
2. Bronze Level
3. Silver Level
4. Gold Level

The Washington Crossing Council has been a leader in this program since it's inception in 2010. In each of the last 4 years (2014, 15, 16, 17)
followed by Silver in 2018. The Washington Crossing Council has a high member retention rate which is indicative of quality programming for today's scouts.

The Washington Crossing Council has been a leader in this program since it's inception in 2010. In each of the last 4 years (2014, 15, 16, 17)
followed by Silver in 2018. The Washington Crossing Council has a high member retention rate which is indicative of quality programming for today's scouts. The council is well on it's way towards a Gold Ranking for 2019.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 10/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terrance J. McCarty

TD Bank

Term: 2021 - 2023

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/3/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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