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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

91.40

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 91.40 four stars
  Financial 94.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Spirit of Adventure Council, formerly the Boston Minuteman Council, is the 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 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

94.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.87
  Program Expenses Growth 18.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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) 91.40 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Marcos (CA) 93.21 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (CA) 93.76 four stars
Girls Inc. of Omaha (NE) 99.46 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County (ID) 93.96 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,172,689
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $242,607
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,415,296
   Program Service Revenue $1,598,510
Total Primary Revenue $3,013,806
   Other Revenue $2,559,515
TOTAL REVENUE $5,573,321
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,654,505
   Administrative Expenses $356,476
   Fundraising Expenses $301,331
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,312,312
   
Payments to Affiliates $23,998
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,261,009
   
Net Assets $13,236,605

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 $3,654,505 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,000 4.52% Charles Eaton Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council (MA) 91.40 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (IN) 87.87 three stars
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire (NH) 86.08 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (WA) 94.72 four stars
Boy Scouts of America Sioux Council (SD) 85.37 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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