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Updated November 16, 2017
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Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh
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  1. "Part time Program Instructor"

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    Former Employee - President in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - President in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who really care!

    Cons

    Not enough hours offered there unfortunately

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive


  2. "Service Coordinator - Ransburg Scout Reservation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    everyone that works for the BSA truly cares about the development of youth.

    Cons

    Minimal pay, only do this if you're financially sound

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. "Cub Scout Master"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    Got to see kids grow and begin to love scouting, really touched my heart.

    Cons

    Managment of how badges were distributed was all over the place and there wasn't consistency in our plan for the week between troops.


  4. "District Executive"

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    Former Employee - Boy Scouts District Executive
    Former Employee - Boy Scouts District Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Rapidly changing environment
    Great work culture

    Cons

    Many weekends will be worked
    Low pay
    Need to move to grow

    Advice to Management

    Pay your entry level employees more and give them less responsibility


  5. "Good summer job"

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    Former Employee - Program Counselor
    Former Employee - Program Counselor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked a number of summers at Scout camp. Tons of great memories and life skills.

    Cons

    Pay is poor, and its easy for the lower staff members to get overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut corners when it comes to staffing.


  6. "Program Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Non profit organization job experience

    Cons

    Large work load with little pay


  7. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good so far I can not complain

    Cons

    none that I know of so far

  8. "Bsa"

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    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This career choice has great growth potential. Hours are flexible and the job is task based with lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    Nonprofit work is rewarding, but the hours expected and necessary to excel are difficult for an employee with a family or looking to start one.

    Advice to Management

    All managers began as entry level employees. They understand the workload and expectations.


  9. "ITP Troop Leader"

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

    Pros

    The manager is very nice and managed kids is helpful for building up my leadership.

    Cons

    Working overtime and got tired sometimes


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    "District Executive"

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    Former Employee - Boy Scouts District Executive
    Former Employee - Boy Scouts District Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Volunteer Engagement, Some very Rewarding experiences

    Cons

    Minimal Work Life Balance, most weeks have 3-5 night meetings in addition to day time work.


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