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Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council

Be Prepared

aka Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America   |   Orange, CA   |  http://www.ocbsa.org/

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Mission

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.  Founded in 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1920, the Orange County Council continues to be one of the largest youth organization in the county.  Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent, 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.

Ruling year info

1965

President/Scout Executive

Mr. Russell Etzenhouser

Main address

2 Irvine Park Road

Orange, CA 92869 USA

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EIN

95-1727660

NTEE code info

Boy Scouts (O41)

Scouting (O40)

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Programs and results

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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, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting and Exploring

Cub Scouting (co-ed ages 5 to 10): Focuses on building character, learning citizenship, and developing personal fitness.
Scouts BSA (co-ed ages 10-18): Designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. Scouts set goals, experience the challenge of achieving goals and the triumph of success.
Sea Scouting (co-ed 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.
Venturing (co-ed ages 14 -20): 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.
Exploring (co-ed ages 14 -20): Provides exciting activities and mentorship for youth looking to discover their future.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Learning for Life’s mission statement is to enable young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make ethical choices and achieve their full potential.  Exploring, a program of Learning for Life, started in 1957 at the OCBSA and was adopted nationally. 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. In 2017, 1,140 Explorers received job training skills through 47 posts at community partner organizations and by 349 adult mentors.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The IROEC, one of four facilities owned and operated by the Orange County Council, provides programming that meets California state standards for outdoor science curriculum and supports a range of subject areas, including science.The IROEC serves all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the area’s natural resources. In 2005, The Irvine Company donated 210 acres of undeveloped land to the Orange County Council for the development and management of a comprehensive outdoor education facility benefiting all Orange County schools and youth organizations. The programs add to the limited availability of cost effective and local outdoor science education programs that advance student capacity for lifelong learning and overall educational outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley (SSRLV): located in San Diego County and is a 1,400 acre camp with rifle, archery, and shotgun ranges, cabins, swimming pools, a lake, horse stables and other outdoor activities.During summer camp, the property has a capacity to hold 800 campers and during weekend camp, the capacity increases to 1,200 campers.
Oso Lake: facilitates a wide variety of hands-on, fun, and memorable outdoor activities and educational opportunities for youth and families that instill Scouting values and teach life skills by encouraging a lasting appreciation and respect for nature. Oso Lake is usually the first outdoor experience most kids have.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The mission of the Newport Sea Base (NSB) is to provide a marine-oriented public education and recreation facility for youth and young adults for substantial public benefit in the form of enhanced knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the marine environment and aquatic recreation. In operation since 1937, the NSB was renovated in 2004 to a modern teaching and aquatics center featuring six classrooms, a library, conference room, boat house, maintenance shops and storage bays. In addition, the NSB floating docks accommodate fleets of sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and motorboats. Participants can enroll in a variety of boating classes and Scout-oriented programs. Students learn oceanography, marine biology, environmental science, boating safety, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, and other aquatic-related subjects. All programs are intended to increase understanding and appreciation for the marine environment by directly involving participants in dynamic, hands-on activities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Awards

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
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Families, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the number of youth we offered program to in 2022. This includes Scouts and non-Scouts.

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

These numbers reflect the total number of youth served through all programs offered by Orange County Council, BSA.

Total number of new organization members

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of volunteer hours from youth and adult projects.

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 three main goals for 2024 are to:

Strengthen membership through the following avenues:
- increase membership for the organization through the number of youth registered and the total number of youth served.
- increase the number of Scout units registered.
- increase the of schools and school districts attending programs at the Newport Sea Base and the Ed Laird Scout camp.

Strengthen the Outdoor Adventures programs through the following avenues:
- fully implement new maintenance matrix tool.
- replace existing property websites and marketing tools with a coordinated suite that is connected with the council main site.

Strengthen sustainable funding through:
- special events
- foundations and grants
- contribution campaigns

- A full field staff team will have a primary focus on membership growth through starting new units with all programs, fall and spring recruitment sessions and reaching out to those who no attend but may still be interested.
- The sales team will work with schools and school districts, existing and new, to increase participation at all facilities.
- Start work on facility maintenance through community partners and Scouting supporters.
- Build special event committees with succession planning to ensure successful events; and event consistency and longevity.

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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

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, Orange County Council

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dan Hay

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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 4/13/2023

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

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/13/2023

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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.