Better Business Bureau Report for
Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council
Address: 12001 Sycamore Station Place
  Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: 502-361-2624
Web Address:
Also known as:Lincoln Heritage Council of Boy Scouts of America
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1912, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America is to achieve excellence in fostering the character development, worldwide citizenship, and the moral, mental and physical fitness of young people, and in other ways prepare them to make lifelong ethical choices by instilling the values found in the Scout Oath and Law."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America, Inc. provides Scouting programs available to all youth in 64 counties throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and part of a county in Tennessee. Scouting programs include: --Cub Scouts for boys ages 7-10, is a family centered program that helps boys learn new skills, build self esteem and establish positive peer and adult role models, --Boy Scouts for boys ages 11-18, focused on building leadership, citizenship and physical fitness using camping and the outdoors as a classroom, --Venturing for young men and women ages 14-21, focused on leadership and community service and outdoor adventure, In addition to Scouting programs, specific services include: --A service center and 5 Scout Shops where leaders may purchase books, badges, and other Scouting supplies. --Four camping facilities, the Harry S. Frazier, JR. Scout Reservation, the Pfeffer Scout Reservation, Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, and Badgett Scout Reservation. --A wide range of council-sponsored activities, including Council Camp-o-rees and summer camping programs. --Special programs, including Scoutreach for urban and rural at-risk youth.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council's program expenses were:

Character Building Program 4,838,994
Total Program Expenses: $4,838,994
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Chief Executive : Barry G. Oxley, CEO/Scout Executive

Chair of the Board: Larry Myers, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: First Savings Bank, CEO

Board Size: 130

Paid Staff Size: 57

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements, website appeals, and product sales of popcorn.
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,172,331, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $8,568,193 in unrestricted net assets , $5,038,703 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $6,510,440 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $6,985191 invested in land, buildings, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Friends of Scouting 1,520,853
Camping revenue 1,128,388
Product sales 711,452
Activity revenue 490,377
Special Events 462,677
Investment Income 430,979
Scout Shop sales 284,420
Metro United Way 212,280
Associated Organizations 151,158
Capital and Endowment Revenue 92,590
Other 82,913
Investment gain 64,209
Foundations & Trusts 21,321
Total Income $5,653,617


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 10%  Other Expenses: 1%

Total income $5,653,617
Program expenses $4,838,994
Fund raising expenses 381,096
Administrative expenses 577,596
Other Expenses 66,709
Total expenses $5,864,395
Expenses in Excess of Income (210,778)
Beginning net assets 19,718,100
Other Changes in Net Assets 610,014
Ending net assets 20,117,336
Total liabilities 672,619
Total assets $20,789,955

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