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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

88.14

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

Board Leadership
D. Peter Brennan
President

CEO
Jonathan Pleva
Interim Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.65
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council (MA) 88.14
Mercy Street (TX) 88.52
Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council (CA) 92.86
100 Black Men of America (GA) 86.15
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry (SC) 85.90

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $654,982
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $291,698
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $946,680
   Program Service Revenue $1,844,387
Total Primary Revenue $2,791,067
   Other Revenue $895,762
TOTAL REVENUE $3,686,829
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,721,906
   Administrative Expenses $345,252
   Fundraising Expenses $261,276
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,328,434
   
Payments to Affiliates $41,943
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-641,605
   
Net Assets $13,169,591

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 $3,721,906 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.14
2018-12 12/01/2019 90.53
2017-12 03/01/2019 91.40
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.75
2015-12 03/01/2017 86.46
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.07
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.66
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.01
2012-12 12/20/2013 86.58
2011-12 08/01/2013 83.19

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
$218,530 5.04% Charles Eaton Scout Executive

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council (MA) 88.14
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Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas (KS) 93.53
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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

D. Peter Brennan
President

CEO

Jonathan Pleva
Interim Scout Executive

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