Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America

Prepared. For Life.

Wayne, PA   |  https://www.colbsa.org/

Mission

The mission of Cradle of Liberty Council is to shape young people to make good life choices as they grow to become engaged citizens and leaders.

Ruling year info

1965

Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Daniel A. Templar

Main address

1485 Valley Forge Road

Wayne, PA 19087 USA

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EIN

23-1352052

NTEE code info

Scouting (O40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cradle of Liberty Council's Scouting programs provide young people with a diverse education and positive mentors that will help them succeed in life and grow to become positive and contributing adult members of their community. Scouting utilizes applied learning, service to others, youth-led operations, and mentorship in program implementation. Scouting programs are designed to reinforce the education students receive in school and provide lessons and experiences that are oftentimes absent in traditional school curriculums such as leadership, character and citizenship.

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?

After-School Scouting (previously Scoutreach)

An outreach initiative that provides at risk youth the opportunity to participate in Scouting with little to no cost to the family.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The time-honored program that connects fun activities such as camping with lessons that prepare youth to be physically fit, mentally awake, and ethically centered throughout their lives.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

A career education and college readiness program that provides young people the opportunity to meet onsite at reputable companies throughout the Philadelphia area to participate in job shadowing and learn vital skills of a particular vocation.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

A unique program that mixes high adventure activities with leadership training.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Exploring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

EXPLORING- Career Education Program: On an annual survey of participants, throughout 2014-2017, an average of 96% of respondents felt that Exploring guided their education and career path.

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 objectives of Scouting are to develop character, citizenship, leadership, leadership, and physical fitness in a diverse demographic of young people. While many youth activities teach skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to be a contributing part of their community and establishes ethical standards that will guide them through life.

Character: Provide Scouts a strong moral compass by which to live and a set of values that they can fall back on when faced with challenges and difficult choices throughout their lives,

Citizenship: Engage Scouts in their community through service projects, volunteerism, and environmental conservation,

Leadership: Provide adult mentors who demonstrate the techniques of an effective leader and opportunities for Scouts to take on leadership roles, and

Physical Fitness: Teach Scouts proper nutrition and providing opportunities to be regularly physically active.

Scouting gives people the opportunity to be active in their community, teaches many useful life skills, promotes physical and mental skills and is really fun! - Rob B., 2016 Scouting Participant

Scouting has more than 100 years of experience, testimonials, national and local studies, as well as annual outcome surveys that corroborate the efficacy of the program curriculum.

In 2015, Tufts University completed a study funded by the Templeton Foundation that observed Scouting's impact on youth development. The study was called the Character and Merit Project. For three years, Tufts University surveyed 1,800 diverse Scouts and a comparison sample of 400 non-Scouts in Cradle of Liberty Council's service area. By their third year in the program, Scouts reported significant increases in cheerfulness, helpfulness, kindness, obedience, trustworthiness, intentional self-regulation, and hopeful future expectations. There were no significant increases among non-Scouts. Scouts were also more likely to embrace prosocial values and say that helping others or doing the right thing was important to them than non-Scouts.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Scott Storrer

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Steven Bohner

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Charles Bolger

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Albert Boris

Alex.Brown

Patrick Brala

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Mark Chilutti

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Gregory DeShields

PHLDiversity

Joseph Fanelli

Retired

Sandra Girifalco

Retired

Charles Kropac

E & Y

Thomas Leidy

Retired

Paul Lima

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James Papada

Retired

Stephen Perrone

PA Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association

Dr. David Sirken

ARIA Institute for Neurosciences

David Smeltzer

Retired

Sean Stacey

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Scott Storrer

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Patricia Green

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Mark Hassenplug

Dr. Arland Hotchkiss

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Robert Johnston

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Mark Kenney

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Harry Kleinman

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Thomas Knight

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Joseph Kobulsky

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Brian Leatherberry

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Kevin Mahoney

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James McHale

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Board leadership practices

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability