Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America

Prepared. For Life.

aka Boy Scouts of America, Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council   |   San Jose, CA   |  http://www.svmbc.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. We serve the Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.

Ruling year info

1965

Principal Officer

Jason Stein

Main address

970 W Julian St

San Jose, CA 95126 USA

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EIN

94-1156254

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The popular culture and the current community environment present challenges, and opportunities, for all children today. Youth and their families are confronted daily with the impact of media overstimulation, community and individual crime, the attraction of drug and alcohol use, and in some cases the reality of abuse. Children who are at risk because of transportation barriers, low family income, language limitations, or other restrictive factors often have few positive influences on their young lives and few positive examples of success. Thus, they have too many chances to fail while having too few opportunities to succeed, much less excel. Scouting provides opportunities for youth to excel. They can develop and practice what it means to have good character, fitness, citizenship, and leadership skills.

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, BSA

Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. Boys and Girls aged 5-10 participate in the Cub Scouting program.

Population(s) Served

Young men and woman ages 14-21.
Venturing A program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful activities that help youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

Population(s) Served

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to both young men and young women.
Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

Population(s) Served

For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

Sea Scout units–called ships–are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships.
Sea Scouts receive training in seamanship and leadership. From ship meetings, long cruises, a USCG sponsored Safety at Sea, to SEAL (Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership) training you will be learning every step of the way whether you realize it or not.

Population(s) Served

Using hands-on lab-based activities, STEM Scouts encourages young minds’ natural curiosity and helps build interest in the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our future economy.
STEM Scouts who complete modules receive electronic badges to mark their success. After completing several modules, Scouts can pursue deeper understanding of topics through Individual Learning Modules (ILM) and receive Achievement Awards for their work. Middle and high school students have the opportunity to publish their work in a peer-reviewed journal.

Population(s) Served

Exploring provides exciting activities and mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Centennial Quality Council 2008

National Council, Boy Scouts of America

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 children served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the number of children and youth registered across all Scouting programs each year.

Number of volunteers

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Registered adult volunteers actively mentoring youth through the program. All adult volunteers must regularly renew their youth protection training as well.

Number of service hours to the community

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This represents reported service hours to the others in the community, through pack and troop efforts, Eagle projects, and council coordinated service such as Scouting for Food.

Rank advancements earned by youth

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Everything done to earn ranks is designed to educate or to otherwise expand horizons. Members learn and develop according to a standard. Experiential learning is the key: Learning comes from doing.

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 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.

Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is:
Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
Reverent

We are a volunteer driven organization from top to bottom. All of our units are led by volunteers, our service area committees that determine how to better serve our youth and expand our engagement with community charter organization partners are led by volunteers, and our executive board is led by volunteers. We have a deep connection to our communities through formal partnership with organizations that host our program meetings. These partner organizations are encouraged to reflect the core values and interests of the community and to help expand our impact.
Our volunteer board leadership has developed, and regularly reviews, a council Game Plan. This Game Plan highlights focal points that are foundational for delivering a relevant, high quality, engaging program for the families we serve.
Goals are built around volunteer adult leadership, financial growth, membership growth, and responsible property management. The strategies include:
Adult Leadership:
• Create and implement a plan for increased diversity;
• engage the alumni committee to connect with community leaders;
• effectively track leader training
• ensure that more volunteer leaders have the training they need.

Financial Growth:
• Launch a major gifts campaign for operating and endowment funds;
• evaluate special events to make sure that they’re increasing revenue and expanding audiences;
• create a gift-in-kind campaign to provide budget relieving consumables for council operations;
• transition kick-off events for 1st quarter fundraiser to prior quarter.

Membership Growth:
• Meet with packs that serve 70 or more youth, to see if they could more effectively serve youth as two packs;
• ensure that individual families have a clear path to continue with the program, even if their troop disbands;
• effectively reach out to community organizations with similar goals, and share opportunities to serve the community together;
• Develop and implement a board-approved plan to increase attendance at Cub Scout summer camps; pilot on-site outreach program code-named “Big Box”

Properties:
• Produce and review a master property plan for each property, including camp properties and council offices;
• Determine timeline and viability of county road access at Camp Pico Blanco;
• Ensure that we know what resources are needed to maintain properties, and efficiently deploy them;
• Establish a Service Center Team to execute on replacement and needs assessment

We have 24 staff members and over 5,000 volunteers who help make Scouting thrive. They meet at monthly volunteer "Service Area" Committee and Roundtable meetings where chairs and subcommittees focus on improving membership, training, fundraising and activities, and advancement/recognition to improve our overall program and assess how to better serve our youth.
Our board is vibrant, and gradually growing more diverse as our leadership intentionally reaches out to under-represented constituencies. It includes community leaders and people with the expertise to lead discussions and actions ranging from delivering great programs to youth, to managing properties.

Through a fiscally conservative strategy and enthusiastic fundraising goals, the Council has been able to grow its assets to ensure long-term financial stability for the program. In order to ensure membership growth over the long term the Council continues to pursue diversity in our Executive Board, our committees, and our membership to accurately reflect and represent our community and region.
In 2019, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council had a tremendous local impact:
• 13,472 active youth
• 5,045 adult volunteers
• Scouts provided 153,103 service hours to the larger community, through Eagle Scout projects, Scouting for Food, and more.
• Volunteer leaders gave an estimated 252,259 service hours while leading youth in the program.
• 439 Scouts earned the Eagle rank, an all-time high.
• 23,397 advancements and merit badges earned by Scouts

We continue to grow and modernize our programs, introducing initiatives that focus on STEM and Exploring (workforce development).
We recently completed a capital campaign that resulted in a new, fully weatherized dining hall at Camp Hi-Sierra, and a Phase II campaign that provided the resources to build new staff housing.
As we prepare for our future, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council is committed to providing greater opportunities for youth to participate in Scouting, regardless of their surroundings, economic situation, religion, race or ethnic background as well as cultivating partnerships with communities, organizations, businesses, foundations, and individuals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Phil DeCocco

Granite Construction

Term: 2019 - 2021

Mark Lazzarini

DAL Properties

Jon Ball

Fred Bismonte

Beck, Bismonte & Finley

Ken Bower

NASA

Jeff Cushman

Cushman & Wakefield

Mary Damm

Damm Softwater Service

Carmen Fuller

WI Investment Advisory Group, LLC

David Ginsborg

Santa Clara County

Stephen Henkenmeier

STG

Dan Knappenberger

Deloitte

Peter Lemon

Kathi Lucas

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Chris McGugan

Oracle

Bob Wedig

Hal Hendrickson

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