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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council

Leading youth to lifelong values, service and achievement

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four stars

92.03

2225 North Loop W Houston, TX 77008
tel: (713) 659-8111   Web Site
EIN: 76-0239833

Board Leadership
L. E. Simmons
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Tom Varnell
CEO, Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.03 four stars
  Financial 88.73 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council is dedicated to providing the opportunity for all youth to engage in age appropriate, positive and impactful programs within the 16 counties served in southeast Texas. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to try new things, providing service to others, building self-confidence and reinforcing ethical standards. While team sports programs and many other youth activities teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that - developing character and encouraging youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

The Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council is dedicated to providing the opportunity for all youth to engage in age appropriate, positive and impactful programs within the 16 counties served in southeast Texas. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to try new things, providing service to others, building self-confidence and reinforcing ethical standards. While team sports programs and many other youth activities teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that - developing character and encouraging youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

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Financial

three stars

88.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.36
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council (TX) 92.03 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Fall River (MA) 86.49 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa (IA) 89.44 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas (KS) 86.67 three stars
Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America (HI) 89.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,063,434
   Federated Campaigns $1,240,066
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,265,493
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,568,993
   Program Service Revenue $2,373,625
Total Primary Revenue $12,942,618
   Other Revenue $6,552,757
TOTAL REVENUE $19,495,375
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,225,716
   Administrative Expenses $630,295
   Fundraising Expenses $1,121,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,977,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $82,028
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,517,406
   
Net Assets $150,945,922

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
Traditional Scouting $11,975,039 97.9%
Learning for Life/Exploring Programs $250,677 2.1%

Ratings History
Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.03 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.80 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.06 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.91 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.53 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 82.66 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.39 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 76.63 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.39 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 88.35 three stars
2006-12 08/01/2008 90.24 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 85.56 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 75.88 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 77.91 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 79.72 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 89.65 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 76-0239833
Name in IRS Master File BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
NTEE Code O41
NTEE Classification Boy Scouts of America
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 - Group return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$471,766 3.37% Thomas O. Varnell CEO, Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council (TX) 92.03 four stars
Youth & Opportunity United (IL) 89.20 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Long Beach Area Council (CA) 99.48 four stars
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara (CA) 85.35 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (WA) 91.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council
2225 North Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
tel: (713) 659-8111
fax: (713) 865-9137
EIN: 76-0239833

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 924528
Houston, TX 77292

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Board Leadership

L. E. Simmons
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Tom Varnell
CEO, Scout Executive

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