Boy Scouts of America, Miami Valley Council Business Review in Dayton, OH - Dayton BBB

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Name: Boy Scouts of America, Miami Valley Council
Phone: (937) 278-4825
Fax: (937) 278-9002
Address: 7285 Poe Avenue
Dayton, OH 45413
Report Expiration Date: February 14, 2017
Original Business Start Date: January 1915
Principal: Mr G. Douglas Nelson, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr G. Douglas Nelson, Executive Director - (937) 278-4825
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1929, OH
Employees: 12 Full Time. 3 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Additional DBA Names

Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America

Stated Purpose

According to Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, its mission is "providing youth with programs that foster character development through physical and mental activities and values-based training in accordance with the Scout Oath and Laws."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America provides programs for different ages and grade levels of youth such as Cub Scouts (grades 1 to 5), Boy Scouts (grades 6 through high school, ages 11 to 18), Venturing (coed mentoring and activities program - ages 14 to 20), Exploring (coed unique career exploring opportunities - ages 14 to 20) and Learning for Life (coed program designed to support schools in teaching life skills to at-risk youth).

For the year ended December 31, 2011, Boy Scouts of America, Miami Valley Council's program expenses were:


Total Program Expenses:$1,928,050


Chief Executive Officer:G. Douglas Nelson
Chair of the Board:Neil Arthur
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Council President
Board Size:41
Paid Staff Size:12 Full Time. 3 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America raises fund through special events.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending December 31, 2011 totaled 13.8% of related contributions.

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.


According to Boy Scouts of America, Miami Valley Council's audited financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2011:

 Direct public support$644,859
 Indirect public support$102,538
 Sale of supplies (net)$104,113
 Product sales (net)$285,828
 Investment income$271,925
 Camping revenue$247,193
 Activity revenue$176,005
 Net assets released from restrictions$320,967
 Other revenue$64,179
 Total Income:$2,217,607
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$1,928,050 76.70%86.94%
 Fund Raising:$103,833 4.13%4.68%
 Administrative:$171,530 6.82%7.73%
 Other:$310,276 12.34%13.99%
 Total Expenses:$2,513,689
Excess of Income over Expenses$-296,082
Ending Net Assets:$5,902,077

Notes and Comments

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Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
PO Box 13057
Dayton, OH  45413

Report as of November 27, 2015 03:00
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