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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council

Providing youth education and outdoor adventure

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three stars

80.58

2145 Southwest Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201
tel: (503) 226-3423   Web Site
EIN: 93-0386792

Board Leadership
Mark Ganz
Board Chair

CEO
Matt Devore
Scout Executive

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.58 three stars
  Financial 95.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 73.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council provides youth education and outdoor adventure programs for over 40,000 youth in 18 counties of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) 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. For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council provides youth education and outdoor adventure programs for over 40,000 youth in 18 counties of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) 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. For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

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Financial

four stars

95.01

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

73.00

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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.07
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council (OR) 80.58 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County (RI) 88.71 three stars
Agape (GA) 91.72 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas (KS) 86.67 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Yankee Council (CT) 85.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,485,308
   Federated Campaigns $13,786
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,499,094
   Program Service Revenue $4,066,423
Total Primary Revenue $6,565,517
   Other Revenue $11,490,344
TOTAL REVENUE $18,055,861
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,621,170
   Administrative Expenses $779,826
   Fundraising Expenses $481,709
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,882,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,173,156
   
Net Assets $43,016,419

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 $7,621,170 100.0%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 80.58 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 78.05 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/21/2010 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Thursday, October 21, 2010

  • The New York Times and The Oregonian reported that a molestation lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, National Council and Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council has been decided in favor of the plaintiff.  For further information, please see both The New York Times' and The Oregonian's news coverage.
  • In September of 2011, Reuters reported that four men filed a law suit against the Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council and the Boy Scouts of America National Council over childhood sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a pedophile knowingly appointed as their scoutmaster in the 1970s.
  • For more information about the charity's efforts to protect its youth members, please visit the Boy Scouts of America, National Council's web site.
  • The Boy Scouts of America has responded to this Donor Advisory. Read their response here.
  • On July 24th, 2014, the law firm of O’Donnel Clark & Crew LLP announced that they filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and the Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts on behalf of their client, whom they say, "was sexually assaulted" by a Boy Scout employee. For more information, please see the announcement on the law firm's web site, here.
2008-12 06/01/2010 76.32 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 89.56 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

10/21/2010-08/01/2018: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council on August 1, 2018, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since October 21, 2010).

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On May 23, 2010, The Oregonian reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council, in an article titled, "Boy Scouts lagged in efforts to protect children from molesters." 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 Oregonian article.

    Charity Response

    The Boy Scouts of America has responded to this Donor Advisory. Read their response here

    For more information about the charity's efforts to protect its youth members, please visit the Boy Scouts of America, National Council's web site.

    • On September 13, 2011, Reuters published an article titled, "Child sex abuse claims mount against Boy Scouts." For more information, please see the Reuters article.

    • On February 9, 2017, Oregon Public Broadcasting published an article titled, "Oregon Man Files $5 Million Suit Against Boy Scouts For Sexual Abuse." For more information, please see the Oregon Public Broadcasting article.

    • On March 23, 2017, The Oregonian published an article titled, "Former Oregon Boy Scouts file $14 million suit, claim sex abuse by troop leader in '70s." For more information, please see The Oregonian article.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 93-0386792
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 (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
$223,063 2.51% Matthew Devore Scout Executive

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council (OR) 80.58 three stars
Boy Scouts of America National Council (TX) 88.14 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (TN) 95.73 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County (NJ) 94.05 four stars
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (MD) 90.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council
2145 Southwest Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
tel: (503) 226-3423
fax: (503) 225-5733
EIN: 93-0386792

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Board Leadership

Mark Ganz
Board Chair

CEO

Matt Devore
Scout Executive

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