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Hard work required, but definitely a fulfilling experience. A great place to work if you're looking for a seasonal job.

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Current Employee - Horseman/Wrangler in Cimarron, NM
Current Employee - Horseman/Wrangler in Cimarron, NM

I have been working at Boy Scouts of America part-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Location, meet lots of great people, little to no expenses during the season.

Cons

Long hours and work weeks, days off may be irregular

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Could've Been Great

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    Former Employee - District Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - District Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The BSA offers great benefits, solid pay (for a NPO), and a generally positive mission.

    Cons

    Long hours that make the pay seem less reasonable, thankless volunteers, and an institutional discrimination policy against homosexuals and atheists that I for one, as a lifetime Scout (Eagle Scout & Vigil Honor), simply cannot abide.


  2. Losing it's core values

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    Former Employee - Professional
    Former Employee - Professional

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work close with to days youth and tomorrows leaders. The Boy Scout Program as a whole is a wonderful asset to today's youth. Good benefits, though this has declined over the past several years.

    Cons

    The company has drifted away from what being a Boy Scout is all about. Employees are required to work long hours with no regard to their family's. The "Good Old Boys's Club" is alive and well in this organization. Ever constant changes in policy and inconstant direction and communication from the top down, leaves it's work force forever wondering exactly what it is they are supposed to be doing. BSA shows one face to the public and a completely different face to it's work force. There is a reason it's called "Going to the Dark Side" when you become a professional Scouter. Just like all big business these days, it's not about the program it's about the dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for your employees and understand that they have family's too. It's wonderful to give support to our Volunteer's but when our family's suffer for it... it's hard to truly love your job.


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