Youth Development

National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America

  • Bethesda, MD
  • www.NCACBSA.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Our vision for the National Capital Area Council is to accomplish the mission of the Boy Scouts of America in such an exemplary manner as to be recognized by our public as the premier youth organization in the communities we serve.

Main Programs

  1. Cub Scouting
  2. Boy Scouting
  3. Venturing
  4. Scoutreach
  5. Exploring

ruling year

1965

chief executive for fy 2010

Mr. Les Baron

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Keywords

Boy Scouts, character, education, values, camping, youth, mentor, adventure, team, community, service, citizenship, leadership, confidence, physical fitness, mental fitness, civic, environmental stewa

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EIN

53-0204610

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Boy Scouts (O41)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization serving the greater Washington, D.C. area.  On a daily basis, NCAC delivers the mission of BSA “to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law” to more than 56,580 youth through the dedication of more than 21,900 registered adult volunteers.  At its core, Scouting is a fun, dynamic, engaging program that focuses on the development of positive character traits, leadership skills, confidence, self-reliance, physical and mental fitness as well as civic responsibility and environmental stewardshivolunteers and staff annually provide more than 221,000 hours of community service, equating to more than $4.8 million in "free" community service, and collect more than half a million pounds of food to support local food banks.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Cub Scouting

A family- and home-centered program for boys in 1st-5th grade, or ages 7-10. Cub Scouting's emphasis is on quality programs at the local level, where the most boys and families are involved.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Male Children (5 - 14 years)

Program 2

Boy Scouting

A year-round program for boys ages 11-17 that provides fun outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities, and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Program 3

Venturing

A program for young men and women ages 14-20 that includes challenging high-adventure activities, sports and hobbies for teenagers that teach them leadership skills and provide opportunities to teach others.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program 4

Scoutreach

Scoutreach gives leadership and opportunities to at-risk youth in urban and rural communities, ensuring all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program 5

Exploring

A career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. Exploring provides an ideal link between the academic environment and the real world.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Funding Needs

To a Cub Scout, your support is the key to his superhero powers. With it, his imagination can fly, he can leap over tall obstacles and his character becomes eternally strong. Each year, NCAC provides a variety of opportunities for the community to gather, network, celebrate and support the tremendous impact of Scouting on local youth. Whether you donate your time, talent or treasure, the effect your participation has on young people is critical. Financial support from individual donors, corporations and the community are critical to ensuring the quality of our programs and facilities while also allowing us the opportunity to provide Scouting to any youth who wants to be involved.

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NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Les Baron

BIO

Les Baron, a 30-year Scout professional, joined the National Capital Area Council, BSA as Scout Executive in April 2010. His most recent assignment was as the Scout Executive of the Orange County Council in Santa Ana, California. During his tenure in Orange County (2004-2010), Les directed an 80-member board, a staff in excess of 60 people, increased membership 7% and secured $29 million towards The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center Capital Campaign. Prior to taking the Scout Executive position in Orange County, Les served as the Scout Executive at the Gulf Ridge Council in Tampa, Florida, and at Flint River Council in Griffin, Georgia. Les began his Scouting career with the Great Smoky Mountain Council in Knoxville, Tennessee, moving through the ranks from District Executive to Field Director to Director of Field Service. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Hugh Redd

General Dynamics

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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