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Capitol Area Council, BSA

Prepared. For Life.

Austin, TX   |  www.bsacac.org

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 info

1965

Scout Executive

Mr. Jon C. Yates

Main address

12500 N IH 35

Austin, TX 78753 USA

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EIN

74-1143057

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Help youth develop leadership skills and resiliency necessary to develop into healthy, productive adults who serve their communities.

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 Scouts

Cub Scouting is a year-round program that introduces children and their parents to the world of Scouting. Boys or girls join Cub Scouting because they want to have fun! Cub Scouts’ parents, guardians, and families are vital to the success of each local Cub Scout group – or Pack – as there are no paid leaders; everyone volunteers in some way. Packs may be boy-only, girl-only, or a combination.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce 2021

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 donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of hours of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of curricula designed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of manuals produced

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pandemic resulted in significant unpredictable membership losses from 2019 to 2020

Number of training workshops

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pandemic resulted in increased use of online training from 2019 to 2020

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The Capitol Area Council will become the preferred partner parents choose to develop strong character and leadership skills in the youth of our 15 county territory. Their participation will grow faster than both the National BSA and the population in our area, doubling by 2025. Hallmarks of our vision include:

* World class leadership, experiences, facilities, and programs
* Programs so attractive that parents and youth inspire their friends to come along
* Enthusiastic youth engagement evidenced by high levels of retention and advancement
* Financial discipline and annual revenues exceeding needs with endowment growth
* Timely and effective support to units

1. Ensure the value of Scouting and its programs are widely known
2. Deliver life-enriching programs and experiences to all Scouts all of the time
3. Attract and inspire families to lead and deliver the promise of Scouting to our youth

7500 adult volunteers across 15 counties in Central Texas, 75 Executive Board members, 45 professional staff members

Our Scouts BSA youth earned nearly 10,000 merit badges last year. Our Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting youth combined to earn more than 14,000 rank advancements.

Outdoor program attendance last year:
Scouts BSA Summer Camp 1,125
TechLab STEAM Day Camp 241
Cub Fun Days/Activity Days 501
Webelos Extreme Adventure Camp 116
Scouts BSA Winter Camp 686
National Youth Leadership Training 102
STEM Adventure Weekend 147
Conservation Award Weekend 247

Eagle Scout projects provided more than 44,000 hours of public service to Central Texas last year.

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.
  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for 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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Capitol Area Council, BSA

Board of directors
as of 11/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anooj Thakrar

Steve Allen

Rod Coffin

Dale Cooper

Wade Cooper

Sid Covington

Kim Day

Justin Jacobs

Jack Holford

Craig Hughes

Winston Krause

Steve Matthews

Patrick Howard

Dwight Thompson

Terry Tottenham

Jack Gindler

John Ellis

Mark Marshall

Raymond Gray

Ron Garland

Anooj Thakrar

Richard Rhodes

Chris Smith

Michael Sullivan

Todd Reimers

Mike Birdlebough

Kirby Baird

Jenny Deen

John Demmler

Michael Files

Dirk Heinen

Kuravila Mani

Katherine McLane

Marietta Scott

Gregory Smith

Paul Terrill

Ben Turner

Tim Urban

Ellen Ault

Joe Beal

Roy Beard

Steve Benesh

Noel Brinkman

Lynn Brooks

Bill Bryson

Daniel Gonzales

Jon Graf

Maya Guerra Gamble

Terry Hall

Charlene Heydinger

Tom Horn

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/6/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/08/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.