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March 25, 2011

Great organization, but expensive to be in, and now I see why. The popcorn sales are ridiculously overpriced and the executives grossly overpaid.

But the program is great. It gives young men what they need to stay focused on what's important in life. It all comes down to the quality of
the local leaders and if they can follow the program and care about the boys. You're dealing with youth, and there are some mistakes.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my sons grow into responsible young men. One was started a level higher in the Army because of his Eagle. The other went in for a job at age 18 and the owner pointed to a huge stack of applications and complained how awful the applicants were. When he found out my son was an Eagle, he hired him on the spot and very quickly made him an assistant manager.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Cap the pay of anyone to $75,000. There are plenty of retired men who are capable to do this job and probably have higher standards than anyone willing to soak the Boy Scouts for a million a year. And get rid of the stupid popcorn. Scouts can raise money on service projects where they keep the money, not overpriced popcorn where all the money goes to some popcorn producer. don't change the program. Remember, a scout is thrifty. What is thrifty about a million dollars a year for ONE PERSON?

March 8, 2011

I have been a Volunteer Scout Leader for the past eleven (11) years and believe strongly in the principles and values that Scouting teaches our young men. Over the past 11 years, I have donated thousands of hours of my time and tens of thousands of dollars to our Troop, District, and Council, which brings me to my primary concern. The Scouting Executives at the National Level and Council Level are highly overpaid and every dollar that is going to them is a dollar that could benefit a young boy. With the number of retired executives in this country that have the expertise to run an organization of this magnitude, I find it hard to believe the we can't find an all-volunteer group of executives to run BSA in a manner that exemplifies "A Scout is Thrifty". There are many executives in our great nation who have the personal resources to run their organizations without a salary, simply for their love of the organization. I would suggest a nationwide search for a wealthy retired executive who could run the BSA and keep the funding focused on the Scouts.

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Boy Scouts is a wonderful organization for teaching young boys the proper values and principles required to be productive citizens in the greatest country on the planet. It is completely dependent upon outstanding volunteers to execute the program at the local level and this needs to be expanded to the executive ranks of the organization. We need more executives who are willing to volunteer their time to maximize the resources available to the Scouts.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hold National, Council, and District Executives more accountable for their actions, or inactions, as the case may be. If they are going to draw salaries commensurate with their for-profit counterparts, then they should be held accountable for the same standards of performance, growth, efficiency, etc.

December 13, 2010

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December 13, 2010

overpaid executive. I think that if people actually took the time to review the tax return they would think twice about donating to the Boy Scouts of America. I personally will never give another penny to these scam artists. They should take a page from " A SCOUT IS THRIFTY ".

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

From tiger cubs to Eagle Scout, seen it all done it all, love the scouting way, do not love the greed mentality of the executives!!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get an all-volunteer based staff of former scouts to effectively run the day to day operations and with all the money saved invest in the future of new scouts instead of letting the dirtbags line their pockets!!!!

October 4, 2009

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October 4, 2009

Page 252 of Form 990 Roy Williams. Makes you think twice about donating to Friends of Scouting Fund. more like friends of Roy!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The lives of young men

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people I worked with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Pay the execs more

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 15, 2009

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July 15, 2009

Compensation is outrageously high for the 5 top executives of this nonprofit organization. I have three sons who have gone through the scouting program and have always been a strong supporter of the boy scouts and their mission statement. I am disappointed to find out the board approved of these high salaries and compensation packages. The board members who approved these compensation packages should resign.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community and my family.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Replace the board and reduce the compensation packages for the highest paid executives.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

thier outside programs for young people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional human beings.

Ways to make it better...

I had not found out how much the top executives were being paid in 2007.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continuing to be financially viable with paying millions to thier top guy. If the unpaid volunteers knew of this it would be a disaster. I think this needs to be addressed and corrective actions taken.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 6, 2009

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May 6, 2009

The US Government ought to investigate the boy scouts as they are wall st. employees. The 2007 Form 990 lists the Chief Scout Executive, Roy Williams, with a $1,531,248 annual salary PLUS $2,396,513 in deferred compensation. Over $3.9 Million for the head of this organization and we have to sell popcorn to support our scouts. This seems like a crime.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Great boys turn into fine men.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give back half my salary.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

other parents.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more needy boys.

Ways to make it better...

I didn't know what the execs were getting paid

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

out of touch with current families

One thing I'd also say is that...

$3.9 Million is too much for a Boy Scout executive. Let's be real.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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