Youth Development

Golden Empire Council - Boy Scouts of America

Be Prepared - Do a Good Turn daily

aka GEC-BSA

Sacramento, CA

Mission

Our mission is to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetimes, to take leadership roles as adults, and to reach their full potential. Those values are based on character, citizenship, personal fitness, and are found in the Scout Oath and Law. We accomplish our mission in partnership with chartered organizations and chosen, well-trained leaders, as we:
• Offer young people responsible fun and adventure.
• Instill in young people life values and help them develop ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.
• Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership.
• Serve America's communities and families with quality values..

Ruling Year

1965

Scout Executive/CEO

Mr. Charles Brasfeild

Asst. Scout Executive

Mr. James Rhodes-Dreyer

Main Address

PO Box 1355

Sacramento, CA 95853 USA

Keywords

Golden Empire, Scouts, camping, youth, character education

EIN

23-7627152

 Number

2722811569

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Boy Scouts (O41)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Mission Statement To instill values in youth and prepare them to make ethical choices, take leadership roles, and reach their potential. Those values are based on character, citizenship, personal fitness, and are found in the Scout Oath and Law. We do this by partnering with chartered organizations and well-trained leaders, as we: - Offer youth fun and adventure - Instill in youth life values and help them develop ethical character - Train youth in citizenship service and leadership - Serve community and families Background Statement In 2018, GEC-BSA is serving over 16,000+ youth and 8,000+ adult members in the central and northern CA region including 16 counties, it also operates three highly-regarded youth camping facilities. To do this this GEC-BSA maintains a professional and support staff that manages a $3.9 MM annual budget, that oversees it's programs, and that provides services in 12 community-focused districts.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cub Scouting (with Dens for Girls and Dens for Boys 'K' to 11)

Scouts BSA (With Troops for boys and Troops for girls 11 to 14)

Venturing Crews (Young women & men 14 to 20)

Explorer Posts (Young women & men 14 to 20)

Sea Scout Ships (Young women & men 14 to 20)

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of campers enrolled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

Scouts BSA (With Troops for boys and Troops for girls 11 to 14)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

These numbers reflect Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts attending Camp Winton and Camp Lassen. In 2017 -18 reduced attendance is largely due to attendance limitations imposed by the US Forest Service.

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Cub Scouting (with Dens for Girls and Dens for Boys 'K' to 11)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

These numbers represent new Cub Scouts who are joining the Scouting program for the first time. Many will progress though the Cub Scout program to become members of Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts)

Number of youth-led community service projects

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

Scouts BSA (With Troops for boys and Troops for girls 11 to 14)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This is our count of new 'Eagle Scouts' who as part of their final advancement are required to plan and conduct a preapproved service project. (See http://bit.ly/2UF6Sob)

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To be recognized within the communities we serve as the premiere youth organization, carrying out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. We will make first-class programs available to all youth within the Central Valley communities of Northern California. Program results will have dramatic, positive effects on the youth, leaders, and families we serve, building strong communities with caring citizens. Our vision for the Golden Empire Council is to accomplish the mission of the BSA in such an exemplary manner as to be recognized by our public as the premier youth organization in the communities we serve and by other councils and the National Council as second to none in all our endeavors.

The Golden Empire Council is committed to the following functions in fulfilling its chartered responsibilities: - To extend the program to as many youth as possible. - To ensure the program has quality trained leaders. - To ensure the program is delivered in a safe environment. - To build relationships with community institutions. - To attain goals and objectives in outreach and quality. - To involve as many volunteers as possible for the total program. - To maintain and operate camps. - To ensure a quality program through balanced activities. - To finance the operation of the council and maintain accurate financial records. - To employ an approved professional staff to give direction to the program. - To ensure that all National Council policies and regulations are carried out."

The Golden Empire Council is well positioned for continued success: - Iconic programs that are widely known, supported and understood. - Growing membership at in all programs and in the our critical 'entry-level' Cub Scouting program - Well developed properties with strong traditions of supporting our programs. - Healthy financial status that allows us to be focused on and investing in the future - A long history of identifying leaders at all levels.

Program Evaluation - Monitor growth in overall scouting - Monitor growth particularly in our 'entry-level' program Cub Scouts which feeds programs for older scouts - Established new (Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews and Exploring Posts and Ships) - Recruited new families into scouting with our new in 2017-2018 'Family Scouting' emphasis. - Look for and invest in properties to enhance our programs - Participate at all levels Units, Districts and Council in the BSA's national bench-marking effort called "Journey to Excellence"

Program Successes and Plans for the Future - Golden Empire Council BSA serves over 16,000 youth - Achieved 2.5% growth in overall scouting - Achieved 13% growth in Cub Scouts - Established 24 new units - Recruited 3,000 new families into scouting - Recruiting efforts made us 12th in the nation, 3rd in the region, and 1st in the state - Broke ground on our premier Northern California Adventure area and completed the first building - Achieved 'Gold' rating for the second year (2016 & 2017) in the BSA's national bench-marking effort called "Journey to Excellence" - Continue to look for and selectively develop properties that help to deliver and improve our porgrams.

External Reviews

Accreditations

Boy Scouts of America - Journey to excellence GOLD council 2016

Boy Scouts of America - Journey to excellence GOLD council 2017

Boy Scouts of America - Journey to excellence GOLD council 2018

Affiliations & Memberships

National Council Boy Scouts Of America 1910

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Financials

Golden Empire Council - Boy Scouts of America

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/21/2020

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male
Sexual Orientation
Decline to state
Disability Status
Decline to state

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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