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

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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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 54 counties in Kentucky, 6 counties in Indiana, 3 counties in southern 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, --Exploring for young men and women ages 14-21, focused on career/vocational exploration, and --Learning For Life for boys and girls grades K-12, is a values based curriculum program that assists educators and school districts in teaching values based life skills and decision making. In addition to Scouting programs, specific services include: --A service center and two Scout Shops where leaders may purchase books, badges, and other Scouting supplies. --Four camping facilities, the Harry S. Frazier, JR. Scout Reservation, the Roy C. Manchester Scout Reservation, Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, and Wild Cat Hollow. --A wide range of council-sponsored activities, including Council Camp-o-rees and summer camping programs. --Support for the Venturing program, Scouting's young-adult division. --Special programs, including Scoutreach for urban youth and Scouting Unlimited for young people with disabilities.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council's program expenses were:

Program services 4,052,374
Total Program Expenses: $4,052,374
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Chief Executive : Barry G. Oxley, II, Scout Executive/CEO

Chair of the Board: Brad Rives
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Chief Administrative Officer, LG&E and KY Energy LLC

Board Size: 121

Paid Staff Size: 52

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and product sales of popcorn and campcards.

In addition, Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,533,804, 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, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $8,778,971 in unrestricted net assets , $4,348,516 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $6,590,613 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $7,297,015 invested in land, buildings, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Friends of Scouting, net 1,174,251
Camping fees 1,047,878
Product sales of popcorn, net 799,607
Reclassified net assets 710,821
Investment income 355,496
Activity fees 260,286
Metro United Way 169,156
Special events, net of direct costs 168,781
Scout shop sales, net 147,241
Other 129,536
Investment gain 56,773
Contributions for associated organizations 55,107
Foundations and trusts 19,661
Total Income $5,094,594


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 80%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 11%  Other Expenses: 1%

Total income $5,094,594
Program expenses $4,052,374
Fund raising expenses 399,618
Administrative expenses 556,454
Other Expenses 58,532
Total expenses $5,066,978
Income in Excess of Expenses 27,616
Beginning net assets 18,614,099
Other Changes in Net Assets 1,076,385
Ending net assets 19,718,100
Total liabilities 739,417
Total assets $20,457,517

This report was originally issued in January 2013. Financial information in the report was updated in March 2014.

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