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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council

Providing quality youth programs

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four stars

90.31

1485 Valley Forge Rd. Wayne, PA 19087
tel: (610) 688-6900   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352052

Board Leadership
Scott Storrer
President

CEO
Daniel Templar
Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.31 four stars
  Financial 91.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council was created on January 1, 1996 through the consolidation of the former Philadelphia and Valley Forge Councils. It serves more than 69,000 youth in over 1,000 units, making it one of the largest councils in the nation. The council is charged with both promoting and carrying out all types of Scouting programs in the three county area. In addition to the traditional Scouting disciplines, the council is also presenting Learning for Life programs to over 50,000 school youth in grades K-12. These programs are classroom based and feature age appropriate and grade specific lesson plans to enhance and support the core curricula of each school.

The Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council was created on January 1, 1996 through the consolidation of the former Philadelphia and Valley Forge Councils. It serves more than 69,000 youth in over 1,000 units, making it one of the largest councils in the nation. The council is charged with both promoting and carrying out all types of Scouting programs in the three county area. In addition to the traditional Scouting disciplines, the council is also presenting Learning for Life programs to over 50,000 school youth in grades K-12. These programs are classroom based and feature age appropriate and grade specific lesson plans to enhance and support the core curricula of each school.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment
756
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.83

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.85
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council (PA) 90.31 four stars
Boy Scouts of America Blue Ridge Council (SC) 85.14 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (GA) 88.87 three stars
Trail Blazers (NY) 90.71 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Central Minnesota Council (MN) 91.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,198,182
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,088,662
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,286,844
   Program Service Revenue $2,870,007
Total Primary Revenue $6,156,851
   Other Revenue $913,923
TOTAL REVENUE $7,070,774
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,594,988
   Administrative Expenses $197,492
   Fundraising Expenses $549,054
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,341,534
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-270,760
   
Net Assets $25,055,707

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 Program $6,200,009 94.0%
ScoutReach $394,979 6.0%

Ratings History
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.31 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.85 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.94 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.67 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 91.86 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 94.62 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.44 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 94.90 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 72.25 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 77.67 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.51 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 71.96 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 73.65 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 63.33 one star
2006-12 02/01/2008 65.02 one star
2005-12 02/01/2007 75.74 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 73.12 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 77.50 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 71.26 two stars
2001-12 09/01/2003 72.22 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 23-1352052
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
$227,949 3.10% Daniel Templar Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council (PA) 90.31 four stars
Adventure Unlimited (CO) 88.16 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
Youth Empowerment Project (LA) 90.85 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (AZ) 85.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council
1485 Valley Forge Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087
tel: (610) 688-6900
EIN: 23-1352052

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Board Leadership

Scott Storrer
President

CEO

Daniel Templar
Scout Executive

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