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Boy Scouts of America

Prepared. For Life.

aka Northeast Illinois Council   |   Vernon Hills, IL   |  http://www.neic.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. Nick Roberts

Main address

850 Forest Edge Drive

Vernon Hills, IL 60061 USA

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EIN

36-2663224

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

For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to Try new things. - Provide service to others. - Build self-confidence. - Reinforce ethical standards. While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.

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

The Cub Scouts program is a year-round program designed for boys and girls who are in the first grade through fifth grade. It is a family-oriented program designed to stimulate self-achievement by capitalizing on a child's natural interests. The Cub Scout program helps to create a stronger bond between the child and his or her family through participation in exciting activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Scouts BSA, a program for boys and girls ages 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.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Venturing, a program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful activities that help youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Exploring is the career-based program that focuses on involving teenagers in clubs, called posts, that allow young people to learn about possible careers, form friendships, develop leadership skills, and enjoy activities with like-minded teens and adults. Each post is open to young men and women who are 15 to 20 years old. Teens that are 14 and have graduated from eighth grade are also eligible to join. All Explorers (teenage post members) are under the supervision of adults who serve as post advisors. The Explorers elect their own peer leaders to serve as post officers, subject to the approval of the adult advisors.

We have recently created a new and innovative co-educational Middle School Explorer Club program for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The Clubs offer educational, career and leadership focused programs structured around one or more of the Department of Education’s sixteen career clusters, but formatted to be age appropriate for the middle school level. Popular choices for program focuses include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Law Enforcement, Fire/Emergency Services and Arts and Humanities. Clubs meet regularly, based on the choice of the participating organization and the participants. Meetings take place at schools, businesses, public safety agencies, service clubs, court buildings, community centers, camps or civic organizations.

Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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 children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

The Northeast Illinois Council's goals are based on the Boy Scouts of America's Journey to Excellence program which is the BSA's council performance recognition program.

1. To operate our programs with a balanced budget, to increase financial contributions for current year operations, and to secure new endowment gifts.

2. To increase our market share, invite new organizations to partner with us to offer Scouting programs, continue to register new families in our programs, and ensure that our registered members are retained.

3. Increase Cub Scout and Boy Scout advancement rates, Increase Cub Scout and Boy Scout camping rates, and increase number of community service hours.

4. Maintain one staff member per 20,000 total available youth, increase unit retention, and increase/improve unit service.

5. Work with council leadership to utilize strategic plan, add additional district committee members, and add additional unit leaders.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kenneth P. Morrison

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 10/9/2022

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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
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data