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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council

Providing quality youth programs

four stars

90.53

411 Unquity Road Milton, MA 02186
tel: (617) 615-0004   Web Site
EIN: 04-3184713

Board Leadership
Peter Brennan
President

CEO
Chuck Eaton
Scout Executive, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.53 four stars
  Financial 92.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Spirit of Adventure Council, formerly the Boston Minuteman Council, is the largest Boy Scouts of America Council in Massachusetts. The mission of the Spirit of Adventure Council, BSA is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based upon the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

The Spirit of Adventure Council, formerly the Boston Minuteman Council, is the largest Boy Scouts of America Council in Massachusetts. The mission of the Spirit of Adventure Council, BSA is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based upon the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

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Financial

four stars

92.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council (MA) 90.53 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (PA) 86.12 three stars
Friends of the Children - Seattle (WA) 90.58 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (MA) 88.41 three stars
Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (FL) 85.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $891,153
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $335,503
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,226,656
   Program Service Revenue $1,688,414
Total Primary Revenue $2,915,070
   Other Revenue $1,165,191
TOTAL REVENUE $4,080,261
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,383,808
   Administrative Expenses $320,156
   Fundraising Expenses $244,834
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,948,798
   
Payments to Affiliates $41,843
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $131,463
   
Net Assets $12,553,707

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
Camping $3,383,808 100.0%

Ratings History
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 90.53 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 91.40 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.75 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 86.46 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.66 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.01 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 86.58 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 83.19 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 04-3184713
Name in IRS Master File BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 Deductibility not specified
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,000 4.93% Charles Eaton Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council (MA) 90.53 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (CA) 91.42 four stars
WINGS for Kids (SC) 94.59 four stars
Boston Scores (MA) 88.61 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council
411 Unquity Road
Milton, MA 02186
tel: (617) 615-0004
fax: (617) 615-0005
EIN: 04-3184713

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Board Leadership

Peter Brennan
President

CEO

Chuck Eaton
Scout Executive, CEO

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