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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council

Instilling values in young people

three stars

85.86

1333 Old Weisgarber Road Knoxville, TN 37909
tel: (865) 588-6514   Web Site
EIN: 62-0476811

Board Leadership
Sam Furrow
President

CEO
David Williams
Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.86 three stars
  Financial 86.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

86.79

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.01
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council (TN) 85.86 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (CT) 93.07 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (CO) 89.38 three stars
Girls Inc. of Alameda County (CA) 90.60 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (TX) 94.07 four stars

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Boy Scouts of America - Great Smoky Mountain Council works to serve others by helping instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Council serves several thousand boys in the core program of Cub Scouting, the foundation for the character and values programs of Scouting. Almost 3,000 boys are served in the Boy Scouting program. This program is all about character and values education, citizenship, and fitness at all levels. Activities and camping programs are provided by the council for the benefit of members and units. Activities that focus on human service needs are also offered, including hunger, illiteracy, drug abuse, child abuse training, and crime prevention.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,840,567
   Federated Campaigns $249,711
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,290
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,148,568
   Program Service Revenue $739,077
Total Primary Revenue $2,887,645
   Other Revenue $560,710
TOTAL REVENUE $3,448,355
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,865,792
   Administrative Expenses $226,861
   Fundraising Expenses $443,730
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,536,383
   
Payments to Affiliates $42,647
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-88,028
   
Net Assets $8,196,040

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Activities and Camping $1,735,499 60.6%
Boy Scouting $565,147 19.7%
Cub Scouting $565,146 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 85.86 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.78 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.41 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 87.38 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.55 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 85.46 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 82.92 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 87.22 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 62-0476811
Name in IRS Master File BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
NTEE Code O41
NTEE Classification Boy Scouts of America
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(908) Patriotic activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Ruling Date November, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,411 3.91% David Williams Scout Executive

Boy Scouts of America - Great Smoky Mountain Council works to serve others by helping instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Council serves several thousand boys in the core program of Cub Scouting, the foundation for the character and values programs of Scouting. Almost 3,000 boys are served in the Boy Scouting program. This program is all about character and values education, citizenship, and fitness at all levels. Activities and camping programs are provided by the council for the benefit of members and units. Activities that focus on human service needs are also offered, including hunger, illiteracy, drug abuse, child abuse training, and crime prevention.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council (TN) 85.86 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Heart of Virginia Council (VA) 87.05 three stars
National FFA Foundation (IN) 85.89 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (CA) 91.83 four stars
Plymouth Christian Youth Center (MN) 93.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council
1333 Old Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
tel: (865) 588-6514
fax: (865) 588-3728
EIN: 62-0476811

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Board Leadership

Sam Furrow
President

CEO

David Williams
Scout Executive

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