Youth Development

Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts Of America

Prepared. For Life.

aka Mississippi Valley Council, BSA; MVC

Quincy, IL

Mission

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Ruling Year

1965

Scout Executive/CEO

Mr. Ricci Dula

Main Address

2522 Locust St.

Quincy, IL 62301 USA

Formerly Known As

Saukee Area Council

Southeast Iowa Area Council

Keywords

Mississippi Valley

EIN

37-1318774

 Number

6429747078

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Boy Scouts (O41)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

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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 Scouts

Scouts BSA

Where we work

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

The Scouting program has three specific objectives, commonly referred to as the "Aims of Scouting." They are character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Character
One is growth in moral strength and character. We may define this as what the boy is himself; his personal qualities, his values, his outlook.

Citizenship
A second is participating citizenship. Used broadly, citizenship means the boy's relationship to others. He comes to learn obligations to other people, to the society he lives in, and to the government that presides over that society.

Fitness
A third aim of Boy Scouting is development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).

METHODS OF CUB SCOUTING Living the Ideals Belonging to a Den Using Advancement Involving Family and Home Participating in Activities Serving Neighborhood and Community Wearing the Uniform METHODS OF SCOUTS BSA Patrols Ideals Outdoor Programs Advancement Association With Adults Personal Growth Leadership Development Uniform METHODS OF VENTURING Leadership and Mentoring Group Activities and Adventure Recognition Adult Association The Ideals Group Identity Service METHODS OF SEA SCOUTING Ideals Group Activities Advancement Adult Association High Adventure, Outdoors, Nautical Activities Uniform Teaching Others Leadership

The Mississippi Valley Council employees 5 professional staff members with training and a commission from the Boy Scouts of America. Working as a team with the Board of Directors the Council provides support to over 100 Scouting programs, 1,100 volunteers, 2,500 Scouts, and 90+ partnering organizations.

Councils are recognized within the Journey to Excellence award in the categories of finance, membership, program, unit service, and leadership and governance. Councils may qualify for the Bronze, Silver, or Gold levels based on the number of points they accumulate in each category. More information can be found at www.scouting.org/jte

The Mississippi Valley Council has been recognized as a GOLD or SILVER level Journey to Excellence council since the program's inception in 2011.

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Financials

Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts Of America

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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

No