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Erin Howarth

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Review for Boy Scouts of America, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I am currently serving as a den leader in a Cub Scout pack. I really love the camp properties available to scouts in Oregon. My son and I are making many beautiful memories together. I am considering making a contribution to Friends of Scouting, and I was disappointed to see the donor advisory. Child abuse is a serious crime, and I don't think anyone should donate to charities where children are being harmed, but the incident cited happened 30-40 years ago. The BSA has made significant changes since then to protect children from dangerous volunteers. The BSA is now the model that other youth organizations follow. How long will that advisory remain?

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer

Review for GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

I'm currently volunteering as a troop committee member and as a membership coordinator. I joined Girls Scouts with my daughter when she was in kindergarten, now she is in the fourth grade. We have made a lot of beautiful memories together during scouting activities. I'm disappointed that, as a charity, they only receive three stars. i would like to see them receive four again. I would like to see the CEO's salary tied to the President's salary. The President of the United States receives a salary of $400,000, and I think that ought to be enough for just about anyone. I don't mind that troops only get to keep 15% of what they charge for a box of cookies. I would like to know what percentage goes to council, national and the baker. It is the troop that ultimately delivers the program to the girl, but everyone plays a role, and it wouldn't be the Girl Scouts without everyone.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer