Boy Scouts of America Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock
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Pros
  • It feels like you really make a difference (in 15 reviews)

  • A Majority of the volunteers are great people and have a strong understanding of the program (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Ultimately I left to achieve a better work life balance for my family's sake (in 17 reviews)

  • Non traditional hours and some late nights and weekends (in 15 reviews)

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  1. great job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    love it this is so cool

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about this job


  2. Great.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    benefits, chance to grow, awesome mission, great staff

    Cons

    working hours are long, hard time moving up


  3. Great job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    I was able to get a summer job in highschool that was fun, social, and helped me to earn money in a safe environment. It was also fun staying at the camp, which was in the outdoors and right by a lake.

    Cons

    We stayed there 24 hours a day, and only went home for about a day's time each weekend. So 150$ a week figured out to a pretty lousy hourly wage.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great and was always there in case there was an issue. Keep up the good work, but maybe allow for a bit more free time throughout the day.


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  5. Volunteer

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    Current Employee - Administration Deputy Chairman in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Administration Deputy Chairman in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping the youth is great

    Cons

    Sometimes to much professionally driven.


  6. Great orgnization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America part-time

    Pros

    a great place to work

    Cons

    no cons at this time


  7. Boy Scouts Review

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    Current Contractor - Senior SQL BI Developer in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior SQL BI Developer in Irving, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really a great environment to work at with great people around

    Cons

    great people around to work with

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the great work


  8. Bear Paw Scout Camp TP Assistant Manager

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    Current Contractor - Trading Post Assistant Manager in Mountain, WI
    Current Contractor - Trading Post Assistant Manager in Mountain, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with great youth and coworkers who help you become better as a person.

    Cons

    Only a summer job.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, pay is good and its only a summer job.


  9. District Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best training for entry-level employees and new managers/leaders.

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends, but gratifying


  10. Helpful (1)

    District Executivr

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    Former Employee - Senior District Executive in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Senior District Executive in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great interview very nice people

    Cons

    Very time consuming you have no time to do much else

    Advice to Management

    I did advance to management


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great organization! It's not summer camp--it's a real job!

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    Current Employee - District Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - District Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are given a geographical territory in which you are basically the Executive Director similar to other local non-profit agencies, but beyond having fundraising and event budget responsibilities, you typically do not have fiduciary responsibilities (bookkeeping, payroll, etc.). This allows you to focus on the basic components of the job, 1) start new scouting units and recruit youth; 2) provide leadership to volunteer fundraising efforts to support the organization; and 3) recruit, train and motivate volunteers to carry out programs. Salary is very competitive with other non-profits. As a result you are able to develop and strengthen many professional skills such as public speaking, sales and persuasion, time management, customer service, flexibility, teamwork, leadership, decision making, self awareness, confidence and professionalism. In one day you can be meeting with a local judge or CEO, a rural pastor, and giving talks to kids at elementary schools. As a manager of your schedule, every day is challenging and exciting if you want it to be!

    Cons

    This job can be tough for perfectionists and those who are not able to work on numerous simultaneous projects. Not a good job for those who are not self-starters and need to be micro-managed. Also tough for those that lack planning skills and lack ability to schedule personal time for a work-life balance (not good for people that can't say no). While there are night and weekends, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone working at an organization that relies heavily on relationships with volunteer leaders.

    Advice to Management

    The newer generation of employees require a high level of understanding, appreciation and instruction. The organization needs to continually "sell" itself on why one should work for the BSA. Keep offering professional development opportunities for staff and soliciting ideas from the top employees. Unfortunately the BSA is about 20 years behind in adopting current CRM and fundraising software which can be frustrating to younger employees who utilize technology at high rates.



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