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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

89.39

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

Board Leadership
Clay C. Williams
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Marvin Smith
CEO, Scout Executive

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39
  Financial 85.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.19
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council (TX) 89.39
Hope Center for Kids (NE) 86.42
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (CA) 88.28
Camp Fire Green Country (OK) 89.25
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (IN) 87.33

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,792,513
   Federated Campaigns $1,096,465
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $292,049
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,181,027
   Program Service Revenue $1,295,274
Total Primary Revenue $8,476,301
   Other Revenue $20,185,442
TOTAL REVENUE $28,661,743
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,898,128
   Administrative Expenses $533,539
   Fundraising Expenses $852,393
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,284,060
   
Payments to Affiliates $83,800
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,377,683
   
Net Assets $170,792,329

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 $10,769,340 98.8%
Learning for Life/Exploring Programs $128,788 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 89.39
2018-12 12/20/2019 91.16
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.03
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.80
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.06
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.03
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.91
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.53
2011-12 06/01/2013 82.66
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.39
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.80
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 76.63
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.39
2007-12 08/01/2009 88.35
2006-12 08/01/2008 90.24
2005-12 12/01/2006 85.56
2004-12 11/01/2005 75.88
2003-12 12/01/2004 77.91
2002-12 01/01/2004 79.72
2001-12 10/15/2002 89.65

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$489,745 3.98% Thomas O. Varnell CEO, Scout Executive

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council (TX) 89.39
Boy Scouts of America Monmouth Council (NJ) 88.27
Clearwater Camp Foundation (WI) 91.75
Mercy Street (TX) 88.52
Friends of the Children - Seattle (WA) 88.26

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council
2225 North Loop West
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

Clay C. Williams
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Marvin Smith
CEO, Scout Executive

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