Long Beach Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Long Beach, CA   |  http://www.longbeachbsa.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/CEO

Mr. John Fullerton

Main address

401 E 37th St

Long Beach, CA 90807 USA

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EIN

95-1643981

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Scouting prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. We do this by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For over 110 years, Scouting has made a positive impact on millions of American youth and indeed the fabric of our culture.

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?

Exploring

Explorer posts (club-like groups) specialize in one of a variety of career areas and plan activities that offer career exploration. Each post is organized around the organizing company or firm, the skills of the adults in the group, the interests of youth and the organizations' program resources.

Business, industry, governmental agencies, professional societies and other community organizations are organized by Learning for Life to operate posts focused on career exploration. Exploring now offers sixth, seventh and eighth grade students opportunities to explorer careers by participating in clubs that offer guest speakers, discussions and exposure to various careers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Cub Scouting (ages 7 to 10): Focuses on building character, learning citizenship, and developing personal fitness. Boy Scouting (ages 10-18): Designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. Boys set goals, experience the challenge of achieving goals and the triumph of success. Sea Scouting (ages 14-20): One of many Venturing programs, designed to promote better citizenship and to improve boating skills and knowledge. Provides instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor experiences and knowledge of maritime heritage for young men and women. Varsity Scouting (ages 14-18): An active program for young men built around advancement, high adventure, personal development, service and special programs. Venturing (ages 14 to 21): For young men and women. Specializes in a variety of vocation or hobby interests that are both service and activity-oriented and often include high adventure experiences.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

#1 Rated Council in the USA 2021

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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 who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically took a toll on our enrollment as families were required to stay home per state regulations. We are now in the re-building phase, dependent on funding in order to grow

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically took a toll on our enrollment as families were required to stay home per state regulations. We are now in the re-building phase, dependent on funding in order to grow

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically took a toll on our enrollment as families were required to stay home per state regulations. We are now in the re-building phase, dependent on funding in order to grow

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.

Strategic Goals

Building on an analysis of opportunities and challenges, as well as internal assets and constraints, the planning committee identified five areas of strategic priority. They then undertook extensive discussions of each priority area to determine the focus of Council action in moving forward. These deliberations yielded the following strategic goals:

1) Membership Growth – “Recruit, retain and engage a net gain of new membership through targeted marketing and innovative programming supported by excellent customer service”.

2) Facility Improvements – “Provide sufficient resources to operate and maintain state-of-the-art facilities for Scouting program delivery and to accommodate non-scouting usage requests in order to optimize revenue opportunities”.

3) Financial Stability/Fund Development – “Develop and implement a diversified, balanced funding process that assures sustainability of current programs, provides for future growth and achieves long-term financial stability”.

4) Board and Staff Diversity – “Recruit and train a pool of effective professional and volunteer leaders that is representative of our diverse service area, offers a broad range of talent and skills and will meet projected organizational needs”.

5) Programming – “Maintain and develop high-quality programs that are aligned with our mission and vision and foster membership growth. Programming will be based on a thorough evaluation of current activities, an assessment of community interests, innovative thinking, measurable outcomes and resource requirements”.

The plan also includes objectives, timelines and success indicators necessary to monitor its implementation and guide evaluation of progress.

Conclusion

This plan was developed with the recognition that if it is to be successfully implemented, it will require the continuing development of board leadership, increased involvement and visibility in the Greater Long Beach area, and the acquisition of new resources that provide a diversified and sufficient funding base and program infrastructure.

Planning Process

The strategic planning process at LBAC was guided by a strategic planning committee consisting of selected board members and the Scouting Executive, with assistance from a consultant at the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. In this inclusive process, board and staff members, plus nearly 30 selected stakeholders, contributed their ideas for forming LBAC’s future strategic imperatives. These ideas were generated, summarized, and evaluated through a process that included a weekend planning retreat including board and staff, focus group and individual interviews conducted by the consultant, and a series of planning committee meetings.

The purpose of this strategic plan is to guide the decision making of the board, staff and volunteers as they develop and manage the policies, programs, services, and infrastructure of the organization. This plan will help determine how to best serve the Long Beach Area Council and our communities while remaining consistent with our mission.

Throughout the planning process, the board, staff, and other key stakeholders re-examined the organization’s mission statement and re-stated its vision to ensure that they (stakeholders) continue to capture the identity and purpose of the organization as it continues its work with families and youth in the Greater Long Beach area.
Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Long Beach Area Council-BSA is “to ensure that every youth in our service area has the opportunity to join Boy Scouts of America, participate in a quality Scouting program, develop leadership skills, and build character, citizenship, and personal fitness”.
Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide a positive impact on every child in the communities we serve. To achieve this impact, our vision includes developing and implementing high-quality programs as measured by our “Journey to Excellence”; expanding and retaining a membership population that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve; establishing and maintaining a strong and stable financial base; and providing and maintaining first-class camping facilities.

1. MEMBERSHIP
Developed a comprehensive recruitment campaign aligning with the Back to School season

2. FACILITIES
Completed renovations and new construction of restroom facilities at Camp Tahquitz
Completed 100' pedestrian/equestrian bridge across Hwy 38 spanning both sides of Camp Tahquitz
Launched Capital Campaign set to raise $5.8M
Outlined plans for a new Dining Lodge at Camp
Started construction on a new deck at the Long Beach Sea Base

3. FINANCES
Our Spring Gala in 2019 raised three times as much income as our five-year event average.

4. BOARD DIVERSITY
We have refreshed our board over the past four years with re-energized community minded people.

5. QUALITY PROGRAMS
Engaged volunteers to plan a new Family Camp at Tahquitz over Memorial Day Weekend
Developed a new activity to bring Cub Scouts together: Pinewood Derby Championships

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?

    Families from all backgrounds with youth ages 5-20.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We simplified the program implementation for parents based on feedback that it was too complicated.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    It has increased buy-in.

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Long Beach Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Board of directors
as of 04/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Albert Guerra

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Term: 2021 - 2023

Richard Feinberg

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Keith Devereaux

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Roger Olson

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Glenn Ray

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Albert Guerra

Cornerstone Display Group

Richard Dempsey

Dempsey Insurance

Vince Attardo

Coastline Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Jim Jeffrey

Assistant Fire Chief

Catherine Zinn

Deloitte

Jon Shull

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Richard Bell

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Richard Butler

Bob Clements

Liz Griffin

Long Beach Police Department

Richard Dieffenbach

Schaffer Lax McNaughton & Chen

Tom Dixon

Long Beach Police Department

Bob Graham

R.P. Graham & Associates

Jeff Kellogg

Long Beach City College

Randall Kroha

Real Estate Investment & Management

Jo Murray

Boeing

Ron Nunnally

Edison

Bob Blair

Jacobsen Pilots, Inc.

Jon Gotz

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Victor Thompson

LA County Office of Education

Drew Gagner

St. Mary Medical Center Foundation

Calvin Belcher

Tribe of Tahquitz

Dave Mitchell

Mitchell Aerospace Research

Collin Hadley

Order of the Arrow

Mark Dameron

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Michael Devine

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Phil Bond

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David Thornburg

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Michael West

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Brian Russell

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Richard Dieffenbach

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Christopher Van Horn

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Michael Durham

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Rick Gorman

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Ron Litzinger

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 4/7/2022

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/07/2022

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Data
  • 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 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.