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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee Area Council

Helping instill values and character in youth.

three stars

83.74

6031 Lee Highway Chattanooga, TN 37421
tel: (423) 892-8323   Web Site
EIN: 62-0475671

Board Leadership
David Bales
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Scott Fosse
Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.74 three stars
  Financial 87.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to serve other by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choice during their lifetime in achieving their full potential.

We provide support services to unit sponsors for organizational training, camp and special events for the development of youth through Scouting. The Cherokee Area Council serves over 5,000 youth members and 1,300 volunteer adult leaders each year.

Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Our mission is to serve other by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choice during their lifetime in achieving their full potential.

We provide support services to unit sponsors for organizational training, camp and special events for the development of youth through Scouting. The Cherokee Area Council serves over 5,000 youth members and 1,300 volunteer adult leaders each year.

Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Financial

three stars

87.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee Area Council (TN) 83.74 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Chief Seattle Council (WA) 89.00 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (TN) 86.30 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (TX) 98.23 four stars
MidwayUSA Foundation Inc. (MO) 97.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $677,736
   Federated Campaigns $360,444
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,038,180
   Program Service Revenue $549,279
Total Primary Revenue $1,587,459
   Other Revenue $475,206
TOTAL REVENUE $2,062,665
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,541,135
   Administrative Expenses $251,084
   Fundraising Expenses $94,730
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,886,949
   
Payments to Affiliates $23,421
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $175,716
   
Net Assets $2,806,969

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 $1,541,135 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 83.74 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 84.48 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.22 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.48 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.44 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.74 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 94.96 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 94.79 four 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 62-0475671
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
$166,385 8.81% Scott Fosse Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee Area Council (TN) 83.74 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council (FL) 85.49 three stars
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club (MA) 90.89 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council (TX) 85.56 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council (NV) 87.61 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee Area Council
6031 Lee Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37421
tel: (423) 892-8323
fax: (423) 899-4555
EIN: 62-0475671

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Board Leadership

David Bales
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Scott Fosse
Scout Executive

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