Boy Scouts of America
3.3 of 5 201 reviews
www.scouting.org Irving, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Boy Scouts of America Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Boy Scouts of America – New York – “Entrance”

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3.3 201 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock

Wayne Brock

(58 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
201 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "As an employee, you can make a difference in the lives of scouts and leaders"
    in 10 reviews
  • "You get to meet great people trying to better their community"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Starting pay is horrible especially for the fact that you will be working many late nights and weekends"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Ultimately I left to achieve a better work life balance for my family's sake"
    in 13 reviews
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    Great organization to work for anywhere in USA

    Camp Director (Former Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    ProsGreat people and smart. Fair and just managment.

    ConsYou have to get up early and stay late. Many kids to deal with everyday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep better employees working there and if you get a good worker pay them better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome program that offers leadership development opportunities for youth and adults.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsContributions are for a great cause - to develop life skills for boys and girls.

    ConsMostly a volunteer workfiorce and it is difficult for sweeping changes to take hold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCoordinate programs and increase visibility to the World Scouting organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNetworking, make your own schedule

    ConsTough climate for fundraising, rely on volunteers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Staffer (Former Employee)
    Tillamook, OR

    ProsLots of chances to go above and beyond. You can really stretch yourself or only do what is required and take your time doing projects.

    ConsThe hours can be tough depending on what your job is. But you have more say about that as you work at a camp 3+ years.

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    Rewarding Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to mentor young men and contribute to a better world.

    ConsYou are not paid because it is volunteer work

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    Very fulfilling career

    Council Scout Executive (Current Employee)
    Alameda, CA

    ProsBuild lasting relationships with volunteers and staff, serve youth and families with positive program, personal skill development, variety of work tasks, good benefits.

    ConsProfession requires work during irregular hours throughout the week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBSA needs to better adapt to cultural changes

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    Excellent

    Scout Executive (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsAble to work with great volunteers

    ConsAt times it was hard to understand the direction that Scouting is going therefore a firm direction is needed for the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive firm direction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start work history!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood solid work environment with good people and great management. The experiences will carry for a life time. Really good for college students that just want to work summers and not year round also.

    ConsNot a consitant environment and you can't really expect a full time career. You work frequent hours that average 60 hours a week and you make a way below minimum wage, on average 275 a week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great organization to work with and for.

    District Executive (Former Employee)

    Pros-guaranteed advancement with good performance
    -fantastic business management, fundraising, planning (short and long term) experience
    -organization promotes from within

    ConsIf you're not careful, this line of work will consume you. You will be pushed to perform, but you'll be given every tool needed to succeed and thrive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShorten probationary period

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic Time Working At Summer Camp

    Scoutcraft Director (Former Employee)

    Pros- Got to really help people
    - Have the ability to express yourself.
    - Awesome camping experience
    - Pretty much the most fun you can have and get paid for it.
    - Coworkers are basically your family
    - Not a whole lot of oversight, something that I was fine with.

    Cons- Obviously not for everyone. Had to live in tent the entire summer.
    - Pretty much worked to death, but I was fine with that. I loved doing it.
    - Pay was pretty measly.
    - Coworkers are basically your family.
    - Not a career

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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