Boy Scouts of America 087

Scouting- Prepares Young people for Life

aka North Florida Council, Inc.   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  http://www.nfcscouting.org

Mission

It is the mission of the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the highest quality, values-based youth program of character development and leadership training, based upon the precepts embodied in the Scout Oath and Law, and to prepare young people to make ethical decisions in order to reach their full potential and to better serve their family, community and country.

Ruling year info

1965

Scout Executive/CEO

Mr. Jack Sears

Main address

521 S Edgewood Ave

Jacksonville, FL 32205 USA

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EIN

59-0637816

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Scouting (O40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Boy Scouts of America is chartered by the U.S. Congress to address the need of every society to transfer its values to young people and to help them grow into properly engaged citizens.

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?

Learning for Life

Character Education

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

Programs include Cub Scouts (boys ages 6-10), Boy Scouts (boys ages 11-18) and Venturers (boys and girls ages 14-20). Promotes the following attributes: A strong personal value and character; A positive sense of self-worth and usefulness; Caring and nurturing relationships with parents, other adults and peers; and a desire to learn more about their surroundings, country and world. Teaches emergency preparedness, decision making, outdoor skills, sportsmanship, communication.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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.

The goal of our organization is to deliver Scouting and Learning for Life programs of the highest caliber to the greatest number of available youth in seventeen counties of Northeast Florida.

The strategy of the North Florida Council is to leverage strong community relationships to identify and engage more social, fraternal and religious organizations as sponsoring partners which will increase the number of meeting sites and thus allow more youth to participate in the program. The strategic plan also includes identifying and securing the financial resources to operate a quality, fun and safe outdoor adventure program.

The organization has strong ties to the communities in all seventeen counties of operation. The board of directors reflects a cross-section of the community and has considerable local influence. This board supports the strategy of identifying new community partners to enroll and operate Scout meeting groups. Good historical financial stewardship has resulted in an annual surplus of operating funds and a well-funded and actively managed endowment.

In 2016 we completed $2.5 million in capital renovations to the Baden Powell Scout Reservation near Melrose, FL. These improvements have resulted in a 20% increase in summer camp attendance which will have a future positive effect on member retention.
we are currently in the middle of a three-year business plan to attract more young people to Scouting, including Kindergartners and girls ages 6-13.

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.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Youth and families beginning at age 6- Kindergarten through High School- ending at age 20

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We reorganized and streamlined our operating structure by moving from 10 operating scouting districts to 4

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Sharing feedback has fostered a more collaborative approach to program delivery.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Boy Scouts of America 087

Board of directors
as of 5/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Boree

Retired

Term: 2021 - 2023

Jack Sears

David SIllick

Steven Bacalis

Barry Allred

John Strom

Percy Rosenbloom

III

Michael White

Major Harding

Robert Heekin

David Boree

Larry Rolfe

Karen Kircher

Gerald Tjoflat

Gary Dickinson

Blair Fonda

Daniel Brown

Judy Ford

Terry Crawford

Michael Freeman

Jeffrey Camarda

Eric Hearn

Ben Clark

Bill Herrington

Tony Jones

Karen Kircher

David Mann

Dawn Motes

George Prattos

Mike Williams

Anand Kuruvilla

Doug Wilcox

Cole Gabriel

Kelvin Williams

David Heekin

Jim Overton

Gary Flower

Dean Medley

Bryan Cooksey

Jim McCune

Mac Holley

Angela Merritt

Board leadership practices

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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 05/14/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
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: 05/14/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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.