Program Services


The National Council grants charters to local councils to administer the Scouting program. Local councils are separately incorporated and are self-funded. The financial statements reported here represent only the National Council's financial position and activities.

The National Council provides services to the local councils through the following functions:

Field Operations

Support for local councils, including but not limited to, administration of standards of performance, inspection of council campsites, assistance with long-range planning, conduct of regional training and conferences for professionals and volunteers, administration of an extensive program of local council financial support, and administration and funding of the defense of our private membership rights.

Human Resourcesand Training

Administration of all aspects of human resources policies, including recruiting, placement, and training of professional employees; promoting diversity; managing compensation and benefits programs; and monitoring employee relations.

Program Development and Delivery

Development of the basic program; providing camping and outdoor literature, materials, and techniques, as well as engineering service, to local councils; managing the volunteer training programs of the Boy Scouts of America and handling all national program support in the areas of health and safety, activities, program evaluation, and low-income program; developing uniforms and insignia and other program elements; operating the National Scouting Museum; and operating the high-adventure bases and the national jamboree.

Program Marketing

Administration of public relations, including providing news releases, features for print and broadcast media, and internal news in the form of newsletters, fact sheets, and the annual report for the nationwide Scouting family.

World Scout Bureau Fees

Payment of fees to the World Organization of the Scout Movement in support of international enrichment programs based on an established fee for each registered uniformed youth and adult member.

Insurance Programs

Support of the group medical, life, dental, and general liability insurance programs for the National and local councils.��



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