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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council

Prepared for Life

three stars

82.97

1401 Old Greenwood Road Fort Smith, AR 72901
tel: (478) 482-7244   Web Site
EIN: 71-0236862

Board Leadership
Don Walker
Council President

CEO
Chris Daughtrey
Scout Executive

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On September 2, 2020, WREG reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council in an article titled, "Former Arkansas Boy Scout files sexual abuse lawsuit." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the WREG article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.97 three stars
  Financial 81.16 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council serves over 6,500 youth in seventeen counties with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Learning for Life Groups. The Council is committed to excellence through offering both time-honored and innovative programs to its Scouts, Leaders, and the communities it serves. We invite you to use this site as a resource for the latest Council and District information, camp programs, news, events, and much more.

The Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council serves over 6,500 youth in seventeen counties with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Learning for Life Groups. The Council is committed to excellence through offering both time-honored and innovative programs to its Scouts, Leaders, and the communities it serves. We invite you to use this site as a resource for the latest Council and District information, camp programs, news, events, and much more.

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Financial

three stars

81.16

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.16
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council (AR) 82.97 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council (NV) 87.61 three stars
Chicago Youth Programs (IL) 95.01 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama (AL) 100.00 four stars
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (CO) 95.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $451,084
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $451,084
   Program Service Revenue $318,571
Total Primary Revenue $769,655
   Other Revenue $454,097
TOTAL REVENUE $1,223,752
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,164,093
   Administrative Expenses $117,882
   Fundraising Expenses $191,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,473,535
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-249,783
   
Net Assets $5,169,587

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 09/15/2020 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On September 2, 2020, WREG reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council in an article titled, "Former Arkansas Boy Scout files sexual abuse lawsuit." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the WREG article.

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2018-12 12/01/2019 82.97 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 87.93 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.96 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 85.67 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 71-0236862
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
$89,750 6.09% Chris Daughtrey Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council (AR) 82.97 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa (IA) 88.95 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (MA) 88.41 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (OH) 85.38 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington (VT) 86.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Westark Area Council
1401 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72901
tel: (478) 482-7244
fax: (479) 782-5825
EIN: 71-0236862

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Board Leadership

Don Walker
Council President

CEO

Chris Daughtrey
Scout Executive

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