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Transatlantic Council Boy Scouts of America

Unparalleled Scouting

aka TAC/BSA or TAC   |   APO, NY   |  http://www.tac-bsa.org

Mission

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MISSION 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 Law. TRANSATLANTIC COUNCIL VISION Unparalleled Scouting

Ruling year info

1965

Scout Executive/CEO

Mr. Thomas M Jansen

Main address

Unit 28100 Box 24 STATE is AE (Armed Forces Europe)

APO, NY 09714 USA

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EIN

98-0000121

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Transatlantic Council is seeking to reach youth in over 50 countries so that they will be able to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes based on the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 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. Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent

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 Scouting. ScoutsBSA. Venturing. Sea Scouting. Exploring.

Cub Scouting. When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young child’s life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.

ScoutsBSA. With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off.
Add in outdoor adventures, hiking and camping, and Scouting gives youth experience that will benefit them throughout their life.

Venturing. All teens have one—a moment that opens their eyes to a world that’s bigger than they ever imagined. It might happen while paddling a quiet lake, bonding with new friends around a beach bonfire, or rising to the challenge of leading an exhausted crew to the edges of adventure. Venturing gives young men and women access to a range of programs and empowers them to create their own experiences. It brings Scouting values to life through both high adventure outdoor activities and challenging real-world projects.

Sea Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 20. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Held every three years, this signature event attracts Scouts from throughout Europe. Thousands of Scouts from Transatlantic Council, other BSA Councils, and Scouting Associations participate. We feature a Messengers of Peace dinner and campfire on Omaha Beach and a memorial service at the US Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Transatlantic Council has been named Custodians of Omaha Beach by the French Government.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

We conduct 2 Scouts BSA Resident Camps

Camp Alpine in Kandersteg, Switzerland

Camp Avantura BSA in Savudrija, Croatia

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Each year on Whitsunday weekend (Pentecost), 3,500 Scouts from 10 countries gather to celebrate Scouting friendship and fellowship. Intercamp has been a key part of our program for over 40 years. Each year a different country hosts the event providing and ever evolving international Scouting experience

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Gold Journey to Excellence 2012

Boy Scouts of America

Gold Journey to Excellence 2011

Boy Scouts of America

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.

Our vision is unparalleled Scouting.

It must be Scouting--adventure, family, fun, character, leadership and so much more. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

It must be unparalleled. The Scouting experiences in Transatlantic Council should be amazing, wonderful, matchless, nonpareil, unequaled, unmatched, and unsurpassed.

Recruit, train, guide, and recognize the very best staff, board, and volunteers to deliver unparalleled Scouting.

Collaborate with alumni, foundations, companies, organizations, and philanthropists to ensure we have the financial resources to deliver unparalleled Scouting

Active and engaged executive board who provide strong leadership and effective governance
Outstanding and committed volunteers who deliver quality programs to youth
Talented and motivated staff who support Transatlantic Council programs and services

Impressive membership growth in 2019; we were the number 2 council for growth in the Northeast Region, Boy Scouts of America
Balanced operating budget in 2019 and growth in net assets
More volunteers and board members recruited and trained in 2019 and 2020

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve Americans and others living and working outside their country of origin in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are currently surveying all key stakeholders at the unit, district, and council level to understand the needs of the volunteers and parents at the unit level--and respond to those needs and expectations. One change we have recently made is to streamline all fundraising appeals and plan for one overall appeal in the next year--that will engage all volunteers throughout the council. We will no longer run appeals in each of the six districts, which had been a major challenge for most districts.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback--and most importantly acting on that feedback--has resulted in many volunteers feeling better about the council operations and becoming more connected with our organization.

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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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Transatlantic Council Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 05/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dean Menegas

Spinnaker Capital

Term: 2019 - 2022

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? No
  • 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 5/27/2022

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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

No data

Disability

No data