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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICAN NATIONAL COUNCIL
September 13, 2009

I have been a leader for the BSA in Cub Scouts and now Boys Scouts for over a year now...my sons for about 2 years. I must admit...having known nothing about the organization prior and now being fully immersed...it is overwhelmingly the most positive experience in our lives! My sons have the opportunity to explore SO MANY facets of life!! Life...that's right...made up of many different components...God, Service, Country, Family Life, Sports, Social Life, Arts, Liberty, Sports...I could go on and on. My sons are different in nature and interests, yet, they both love Scouting! What a positive influence on both my sons and our family as a whole to "Do Your Best" every day. We are not perfect, but with the guidance of the BSA, we "Do Our Best" every day!

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

being a leader for the BSA for over a year now...my sons for about 2 years. I must admit...having known nothing about the organization prior and now being fully immersed...it is overwhelmingly the most positive experience of our lives.

Ways to make it better...

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

empower the existing leaders to translate the experience...recruit more adult leaders. I would like to see more participation at the Pack level by District volunteers and/or executives.

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

MANY facets of life!! Life, that's right, made up of many different components...God, Service, Country, Family Life, Sports, Social Life, Arts, Liberty, Sports...I could go on and on. My sons are different in nature and interests, yet, they both love it.

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

all very giving in their time and attention as a positive influence in many boys' lives, no matter the race, creed, color or other obstacles facing them. I was very impressed with a camp counselor who wanted to be an adult leader, with no kids of his own.

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

reach out to more youth across the nation. Even though thth BSA is "known", I'm not sure everyone knows what exactly they do. I would love to see more print & TV ads that would garner the attention of more youth. Schools don't allow the publicity anymore.

Ways to make it better...

more parents would volunteer. Why do so many think it's Baby Sitters of America? Get involved!! Maybe as a pack could do better at recruiting the parent as well as the child.

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

adult volunteers.

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

still a positive experience and something every boy should have the opportunity to experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Cub Scout Leader and Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor.