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Boy Scouts of America District Executive Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 4, 2014
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I applied through other source and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America.

Interview Details – You will be interviewed by a group of District Directors, or the Field Director / Director of Field Services, who will ask a standard set of questions. You will likely need to complete 2-3 interviews before being hired

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Interviewed at Boy Scouts of America

Interview Details – Had two brief interviews and was quickly hired. They were very straightforward about how difficult the job was. There were no surprises in the interview.

Interview Question – Do you understand the position?   Answer Question

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Interview Details – They reached out to me via email for a first, then second interview. I was asked to take a personality test after the first interview. I was also asked to submit an application to the national organization for approval before proceeding to the second interview. It was a pretty standard experience.

Interview Question – They pretty much asked standard interview questions.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America.

Interview Details – Started with an online letter of interest. After several weeks, did a one on one interview with a field supervisor. Took a personality and passed an online personality test. A week or two later, I interviewed with a panel of volunteers from the district. Scheduled and interviewed with another field supervisor and the council director of field service. Finally, I interviewed with the council chief executive. Was told the next day that I was not a good fit.

Interview Question – Want would you do if you were aware anther employee was cheating on his expense report?   View Answer

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Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America in June 2012.

Interview Details – It took me 1 year to get the job, interviewed with 5 people for more Than 5 months, then they told me they won't considered me because they found someone with more experience. They called me 3 months after (8 months total) to offer me the job

Interview Question – You have to sign some document about not being gay and about gay discrimination   Answer Question

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I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America.

Interview Details – Applied through emailing them directly. Had two interviews with simple questions.

Interview Question – This job is very different fromt he experience you had as a volunteer. How would you be good as a professional?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much of a negotiation. They limit how much they can spend on entry level executives.

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District Executive

I applied in-person and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America.

Interview Details – Very general interview questions. What are your biggest strengths/weaknesses? How do you handle difficult customers? etc. etc. etc.

Interview Question – Are you an avowed homosexual or athiest?   View Answer

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Orem, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America in December 2009.

Interview Details – One to two interviews. Take a computerized test for experience and what if scenarios. Resume a must. Dress in executive casual wearing natural colors. Be knowledgeable of the programs in the BSA and the job you are interviewing for.

Interview Question – Are you willing to live the Scout Oath & Law?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Salary is pretty standard with little negotiation. Nothing else is really negotiable.

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Hurst, TX

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America in August 2012.

Interview Details – After applying online, I received a phone call from the Director of Field Services. We scheduled an interview and I arrived. After chatting for a while, I was taken to speak with a Field Director. The interview continued here, and after talking for a while (both in a 1:1 and 2:1 setting), we exchanged contact information. I went back to the original office and took a personality assessment. After this, I was told that I would be contacted concerning their decision. They reached a decision about a week later, and I told them that I needed some time to think about it. I never called them back, but they did call me and ask for my answer. I accepted, much to my chagrin.

Interview Question – Please describe a time when you had to show leadership, how you did so, and describe the outcome.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation beyond starting date. I was given a salary number, and upon asking whether or not it was negotiable, was flatly told no.

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District Executive
Birmingham, AL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Boy Scouts of America in March 2011.

Interview Details – Given a contact by a contact. Contacted Contact and remained persistent as far as calling back and calling back, etc. to get in-person interview. (whole process was phone interview. Had two in-person interviews (one with DFS and final with Scout Executive) and a ride-along(with DFS). Was hired on way back from ride-along.

Interview Question – What is your management style?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Salary was non-negotiable. I just accepted their terms.

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