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    Boy Scouts of America

    Boy Scouts of America

     

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    501(c)(3) organization

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    WWW.SCOUTING.ORG

    1325 W WALNUT HL LN
    Irving TX 75038-3008

    Mail donations to:
    P.O. Box 152079
    Irving TX 75015


    Irving TX | IRS ruling year: 1965 | EIN: 22-1576300  

     

    Organization Mission

    The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Sc ... (More)

     


    Rating Information

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    Good


    This charity's score is 85%, earning it a Three-Star rating.


    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score, weighted as follows: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights  
    Historical Ratings  
    alert icon Proceed with Increased Caution - Confirmed Bankruptcy Filing

    On February 18, 2020, The New York Times reported on the operations of Boy Scouts of America in an article titled, "Boy Scouts Seek Bankruptcy to Survive a Deluge of Sex-Abuse Claims." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

    • On January 12, 2023, The Salt Lake Tribune published an article titled "New sex abuse lawsuit targets LDS Church, Utah Boy Scout council." For more information, please see The Salt Lake Tribune article
    • On December 14, 2018, NBC News published an article titled "Boy Scouts of America considering bankruptcy." For more information, please see NBC News article
    • On August 7, 2019, NPR published an article titled "New Lawsuit Reveals More Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Boy Scouts Of America." For more information, please see NPR article
    • On January 7, 2020, The New York Times published an article titled "The New York Times." For more information, please see The New York Times article
    • On February 1, 2020, The New York Post published an article titled "Boy Scouts bankruptcy is ‘imminent’ amid sexual abuse scandals." For more information, please see The New York Post article
    • On May 31, 2020, The Star Tribune published an article titled "Boy Scout victims' choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss." For more information, please see The Star Tribune article
    • On October 23, 2020, USA Today published an article titled "Boy Scouts abuse claims may become largest case against a single national organization." For more information, please see USA Today article
    • On March 2, 2021, USA Today published an article titled "Boy Scouts of America plan to exit bankruptcy would pay abuse survivors an average of $6,000 each." For more information, please see USA Today article
    • On March 4, 2021, WBOC published an article titled "Boy Scouts Given more time to Respond to Lawsuit over Assets." For more information, please see WBOC article
    • On May 11, 2021, The New York Times published an article titled "‘Staggering’ Legal Fees in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Case." For more information, please see The New York Times article
    • On June 18, 2021, Bloomberg Law published an article titled "Boy Scouts Proposal Ups Abuse Victim Payout to $750 Million." For more information, please see Bloomberg Law article
    • On July 2, 2021, The Washington Post published an article titled "Boy Scouts of America settles for $850 million with more than 84,000 sexual abuse victims." For more information, please see The Washington Post article
    • On October 4, 2021, The Seattle Times published an article titled "‘Can’t put a price tag on pain’: Boy Scouts sex-abuse settlement offers slammed by critics." For more information, please see The Seattle Times article
    • On October 12, 2021, The Associated Press published an article titled "Ex-Boy Scouts official blasts child-protection efforts." For more information, please see The Associated Press article
    • On December 13, 2021, The Register Citizen published an article titled "Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy." For more information, please see The Register Citizen article
    • On January 5, 2022, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled "Boy Scouts Fall Short of Desired Vote on $2.7 Billion Abuse Settlement." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article
    • On February 10, 2022, CNBC published an article titled "Boy Scouts of America wins key support for $2.7 billion sex abuse settlement." For more information, please see CNBC article
    • On June 4, 2022, 9 News published an article titled "Scouts sell off camps under strain from sex abuse suits." For more information, please see 9 News article
    • On July 29, 2022, USA Today published an article titled "Judge approves major parts of Boy Scouts' bankruptcy exit plan; pieces remain unresolved." For more information, please see USA Today article
    • On August 16, 2022, Reuters published an article titled "Boy Scouts walk back $250 mln abuse settlement with Mormon church." For more information, please see Reuters article
    • On January 23, 2023, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article titled "Boy Scouts selling off storied camps under pressure from sex-abuse claims, bankruptcy — and locals are worried." For more information, please see The Philadelphia Inquirer article

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    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

     

    Accountability & Finance

     

    Score

    85

    Most Recent Fiscal Year:
    FY 2022

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

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    Key Accountability Metrics

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    Majority Independent Board Members - 100% independent members8 out of 8 points  
    Independent Board Size - 74 independent members7 out of 7 points  
    Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee15 out of 15 points  
    Material Diversion of Assets - None10 out of 10 points  

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed2 out of 2 points  
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Whistleblower Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes2 out of 2 points  

    Website Disclosures

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    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed4 out of 4 points  

    Financial Metrics

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    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 327.89%0 out of 15 points  
    Program Expense: Ratio - 90.72%25 out of 25 points  

    Additional Information

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    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available  
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available  

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