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Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America

aka Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America   |   Lockport, IL   |  http://www.rainbowcouncil.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

CEO/ Scout Executive

Mr Edward A. Karns

Main address

921 S. State Street

Lockport, IL 60441 USA

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EIN

36-2169129

NTEE code info

Scouting (O40)

Single Organization Support (S11)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Scouting's second century, we are building the leaders of tomorrow. Scouting's dynamic and engaging journey beckons to America's young people. Our exciting programs and outdoor adventures inspire lives of leadership, character, and service. Relevant and adaptive, we are a trusted advocate for youth. Our adult volunteers and employees are widely admired for their leadership excellence. The Boy Scouts of America is strong and financially secure. True to our mission, Scouting reflects our nation in its ethnic diversity, and shapes our nation by developing responsible citizens.

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 Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring

Lion Cubs Kindergarten girls and boys, Tiger Cubs BSA A school-year program for first-grade (or 7-year old) boys and girls and their adult partners that stresses shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding. Each youth-adult team meets for family activities, and twice a month all the teams meet for Tiger Cub den activities.Cub Scouting A family and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making for boys and girls in the second through fifth grades (or who are 8, 9, and 10 years old). Fourth and fifth-grade (or 10-year-old) boys and girls are called Webelos Scouts (WE ll BE LOyal Scouts) and participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Scouts BSA. Cub Scouting s emphasis is on quality program at the local level, where boys and girls along with their families are involved. Scouting A program for boys and Girls 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. (Youth also may become Scouts USA if they have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade.)

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Parents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Major Gifts Award 2017

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 donations made by board members

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of days taken to respond to customers

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Mission of the Boy Scouts of America

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Designed Future Statement

In Scouting's second century, we are building the leaders of tomorrow. Scouting's dynamic and engaging journey beckons to America's young people. Our exciting programs and outdoor adventures inspire lives of leadership, character, and service. Relevant and adaptive, we are a trusted advocate for youth. Our adult volunteers and employees are widely admired for their leadership excellence. The Boy Scouts of America is strong and financially secure. True to our mission, Scouting reflects our nation in its ethnic diversity, and shapes our nation by developing responsible citizens.

I. IMPACT & PARTICIPATION: Scouting's programs reach and make a life-changing difference with kids of all backgrounds and communities.

II. RESOURCES & FINANCES: The Boy Scouts of America is financially sound at all levels of the organization through a balanced funding model. Funding is not a barrier to providing programs that fulfill our mission.

III. BUILDING OUR BRAND: The Boy Scouts of America is known and valued by the people of our nation. Our brand is so recognized and respected that it empowers our members and enables our success.

IV. DYNAMIC & RELEVANT PROGRAM: Scouting's programs are exciting, culturally relevant, and appealing to today's youth; attracting them at an extraordinary rate and retaining them longer.

V. INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY: Scouting uses innovation and technology to support the strategic pillars and to increase the impact and potency of the Scouting movement. All members of Scouting are connected with the right information and technology tools anywhere, anytime, to any device.

VI. YOUTH ADVOCACY & STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS: The Boy Scouts of America is recognized as an advocate for youth and youth issues. We are known by our members and America's families and communities as a resource for leadership, encouragement, and programs that benefit our country's youth. The strategic relationships of the BSA extend far beyond those with our traditional chartered organizations and keep Scouting relevant and adaptive.

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE & CULTURE: Scouting's youth, volunteer leaders, and employees exemplify leadership excellence across all aspects of the movement.

The Boy Scouts of America has a 108 year history of collaborating with local community organizations to deliver the Scouting program. Over 100 Scouting units (Pack, Troops, Crews and Posts) are owned and operated by local faith based, civic and educational organizations. These units are staffed by our Council, Rainbow Council in Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties in Illinois. We have over 1500 trained volunteer leaders with a full staff behind them. Our council provides training, mentoring and administrative support as well as operating camp properties and offering year-round and summer resident camping experiences that serve the laboratories for youth members to practice the lessons of leadership. Additionally our volunteers provide countless opportunities for youth to learn and implement new skills ranging from basic life skills to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that may well be the basis for a lifelong passion.

With the full support of our Executive board, the Rainbow Council has been able to move their headquarters to Down town Lockport, Illinois. The relocation was to better serve the youth and our volunteers in the middle of our most dense population. We have not only brought our center of operations to the heart of our service area, we acquired the location without adding debt to our portfolio through savvy investments, property transactions and by following the sound advise of our Executive Board.

In 2017 The Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America operated with a balanced budget and became a recipient of the National Major Gifts award.

In 2018 our Honor Society for Scouting, the Order of the Arrow, was the recipient of a service award.

Our program successfully welcomed family Scouting in 2018 and will continue to develop the coeducational program into 2019.
We have become less exclusive as an organization, reaching beyond gender, ethnicity and income in our aims to be more family friendly and inclusive.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 09/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Solari

Power & Energy

Term: 2016 -

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