Boy Scouts of America
Patriots’ Path Council’s Grant Proposal
Prepared specifically for the Verizon Foundation.
• National BSA Overview
• Membership Policy
• Patriots’ Path Council
– Overview and Programs
– 2014 – 2016 Four Pillars
• Patriots’ Path Council STEM Program
National Mission Statement
•The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare
young people to make ethical and moral choices over
their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the
Scout Oath and Law.
2.6 million youth members, 1 million adult volunteers
13.4 million service hours
57,976 Eagle Scouts in 2012
2014 President elect - Robert Gates
2017 President elect - Randal Stephenson, CEO, AT&T
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal,
courteous, kind, obedient,
brave, clean, and reverent.
Patriots’ Path Council Membership Policy
Patriots’ Path Council believes that all people, regardless of race, creed, religion, national origin,
ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation, should be welcome as members of the Boy Scouts of
During the BSA National Annual Meeting in May of 2013, representatives from all over the
country voted to eliminate sexual orientation as a membership criterion for youth members. This
was a step in the right direction, as it allows more youth to reap the benefits of Scouting.
Patriots’ Path Council is disappointed that gay adults continue to be excluded from membership
and we will continue to work toward further change.
Patriots' Path Council continues to accept only appropriate and safe behavior from all youth and
adult members to ensure our members have a safe environment in which they will experience
the Scouting program based on the principals outlined in the Scout Oath and Law. Straying from
these standards, through inappropriate behavior, regardless of sexual orientation, will result in
It is the mission of Patriots’ Path Council to prepare young people to make ethical choices over
their lifetimes by instilling in them strong personal values, good moral character, and citizenship,
all while participating in fun and exciting activities. We will continue to be guided by what we
believe to be in the best interest of our youth members.
Council Vision Statement
Patriots’ Path Council provides outstanding opportunities to today’s youth
from all backgrounds and communities. We are guided by Scouting’s core
values as expressed in the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Our motivated,
energetic and experienced leadership is dedicated to delivering our programs
and services, utilizing all of our resources and the latest technologies to best
serve our stakeholders. We are committed to remaining financially sound
and to serve as trustworthy stewards of the assets entrusted to us.
But most of all, youth members and their families, come to us for a great
time and for adventures that will be cherished for a lifetime.
• 2010 Gold Council, 2011 Gold Council, 2012 Silver Council
Where We Serve
• 17,190 youth members
• 71,782 service hours
• 345 Eagle Scouts
• 12,292 merit badges
Current Patriots’ Path Council Programs
Youth leadership development
Camping / outdoor adventures
Cub Scout – 6 yrs to - 11 yrs - DENNER
Boy Scout – 11 yrs to 18 yrs – Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Instructor
Venturing – 14 yrs to 21 yrs co-ed – President, Vice President
National Youth Leadership Training
– Youth learn skills ranging from communication, making ethical decisions, vision
planning, to team building exercises.
• Leadership Excellence Direct Results
– Introduces youth to different career fields while utilizing camps for leadership and
team development for Scouting and non-Scouting youth.
• Venturing Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
– Introduces members to different leadership positions with a crew.
• Serve over 3,000 youth
• Scoutreach delivers the
traditional Scouting program
– Economically disadvantaged
– Multi-cultured markets
Camping and Outdoor Adventures
• Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation –
– Camp Somers
– Camp Wheeler
Winnabego Scout Reservation - Rockaway, NJ
Sabattis Adventure Camp - Long Lake, NY
Watchung Day Camp - Watchung, NJ
300 went to National High Adventure Bases
2013 National Jamboree – 250 Participants
Total attending summer 2013 programs: 12,837
• 71,782 recorded hours
2014-2016 - Four Pillars of Focus
STEM Program Goals
• Expose 17,000+ members to STEM programs
• Recruit and train adults as STEM mentors and
• Increase STEM related merit badges and skill
• Introduce STEM to Scoutreach members
Local council programs
Incorporation into our camps
Workshops held throughout the year
Bringing programs directly to Scoutreach
• Camp building facility - $250K – one time
• STEM mobile unit – $60K – one time
• Equipment and Materials - $200K /yr.
Science – Telescopes and chemistry kits
Technology – Tablets loaded with apps
Engineering – Levers, pulleys, and rope
Mathematics – Calculators, compasses,
• STEM Director - $75K /yr.
– Provide tools and support to units
– Conduct year round workshops
– Deliver STEM to Scoutreach
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based
leadership training, which helps young people be "Prepared. For Life.®" The Scouting organization is composed of 2.6 million
youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and more than a million volunteers in local councils throughout the United
States and its territories.
13,449,017 service hours were reported in 2012, with focus on community service projects and conservation projects
In 2012, the centennial year of the Eagle Scout Award, 57,976 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank—more than in any
About 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2012.
2,175,878 merit badges were earned by Boy Scouts in 2012.
– 115,177,687 merit badges have been earned by Boy Scouts since Scouting was established in 1910.
– The most often earned merit badges since 1910 include:
• First Aid—6,813,506
• Citizenship in the Community—3,353,100
Nearly 1.1 million youth attended a council camp or national high-adventure camp.
National high-adventure base—Boy Scouts and Venturers
– 13,309—Florida Sea Base
– 6,991—Northern Tier