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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, Istrouma Area Council

Building character, citizenship and total fitness

two stars

76.22

9644 Brookline Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70809
tel: (225) 926-2697   Web Site
EIN: 72-0411324

Board Leadership
Michael Hooper
Council President

CEO
Gary Mertz
Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.22 two stars
  Financial 75.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

It is the mission of the Istrouma Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, to build character, citizenship and total fitness while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes - and, through over a century of experience, knows - that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Istrouma Area Council, (IAC) serves 13 parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County, Mississippi and provides a quality Scouting program to more than 8,200 co-ed youth.

It is the mission of the Istrouma Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, to build character, citizenship and total fitness while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes - and, through over a century of experience, knows - that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Istrouma Area Council, (IAC) serves 13 parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County, Mississippi and provides a quality Scouting program to more than 8,200 co-ed youth.

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Financial

two stars

75.47

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Istrouma Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Istrouma Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Istrouma Area Council (LA) 76.22 two stars
The Boys' Club of New York (NY) 90.10 four stars
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria (CA) 97.11 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Golden Spread Council (TX) 88.43 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County (FL) 94.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $440,331
   Federated Campaigns $3,057
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $443,388
   Program Service Revenue $312,365
Total Primary Revenue $755,753
   Other Revenue $1,038,358
TOTAL REVENUE $1,794,111
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,279,734
   Administrative Expenses $147,662
   Fundraising Expenses $213,289
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,640,685
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $153,426
   
Net Assets $3,368,489

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
Scouting Programs $1,279,734 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 76.22 two stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 78.68 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.63 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 71.94 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 64.64 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 65.46 one star
2013-12 08/01/2015 68.64 one star
2012-12 06/01/2014 76.36 two stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 74.08 two 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 72-0411324
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 (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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,334 9.04% Gary Mertz Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Istrouma Area Council (LA) 76.22 two stars
Boy Scouts of America (PA) 89.02 three stars
Girl Scouts of Greater New York (NY) 95.00 four stars
Sherwood Forest Camp (MO) 94.36 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica (CA) 90.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Istrouma Area Council
9644 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
tel: (225) 926-2697
fax: (225) 926-7552
EIN: 72-0411324

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Board Leadership

Michael Hooper
Council President

CEO

Gary Mertz
Scout Executive

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