National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Be Prepared.

Bethesda, MD   |  www.NCACBSA.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1965

Chief Executive Officer / Scout Executive

Mr. Craig Poland

Main address

9190 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

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EIN

53-0204610

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To provide quality programming to prepare young people for life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Cub Scouting

A family- and home-centered program for boys and girls in Kindergarten-5th grade. Cub Scouting's emphasis is on quality programs at the local level, where the most youth and families are involved.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

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

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

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.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Journey To Excellence 2017

Boy Scouts of America, National Council

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Cub Scouting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents the number of Scouting partnerships, including schools, houses of worship, community groups, and others. This is the number of Scouting Units.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our great adult leaders that make Scouting possible!

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is for our family based annual campaign called Friends of Scouting. Our target is an average of $240 per family.

Total number of new organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

On average, we RETAIN over 80% of our members from year to year. Some graduate, others move out of the area. It is essential to recruit more new members each year to maintain and grow.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To serve the youth of our communities and provide them with an opportunity to learn positive values from excellent adult mentors.

The Executive Board officers and their respective committees have designed a rolling long range plan that maximizes the outreach of the council to grow in membership and participation.

With more than 1000 community partnerships and over 21,000 adult volunteer leaders, we have the capacity to serve an ever growing youth population of the council territory. Our donor base remains solid and supports our core program and specialty outreach programs.

One of the largest accomplishments in the last year was paying off all past construction loans for one of the camps. This balance has been paid off, while at the same time building new structures, and raising funds for a permanent maintenance endowment for the properties.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 08/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Morgan

Kenneth Davis

David DuHadway, USAF

Andrew Flott

W. Scott Gray IV

Dennis Gurtz

Thomas McKeever, Jr.

John Montgomery

Julia O'Brien

Eric Rasmussen

Rick Rogers

Nicole Smith

Craig Weston

Daniel Witt

Robert Wood

Randy Babbitt

Michael Bourke

William Bowerman

Barry Brown

Stephen Caldeira

George Cave

Brett Coffee

Arden Dougan

Dale Edwards

Nina Eldred

Jonathan Etherton

Michael Filipowicz

Christian Griggs

Richard Harrington

Stephanie Herrera

Forrest Horton

Gene Irisari

Maria Bothwell

Mimi Braniff

Bobby Burchfield

Robert Kyle

Jeanne Mitchell

Ned Monroe

Vincent Napoleon

Peter Pantuso

David Richardson

Paul Rinaldi

Patrick Rooney

Ronald Skelton

Terry Simon

Joshua Batten

Karl Ely

Angela Franco

Jimmie Jones II

Richard Levick

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/2/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/02/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.