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