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Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America

To prepare young people to be leaders and individuals of strong character by helping them discover the principles of Scouting.

Mission Statement
393 Marshall Ave
St Paul , MN 55102
St Paul , MN 55102
Other Names Used BSA, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing, Webelos, Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, Arrow of Light, Eagle Scouts, B.S.A., NSBSA, Indianhead Council, Viking Council, Indian Head Council
EIN 20-3000282
Principal Staff John Andrews
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 104.5
Number of Volunteers 15,000+
Number of Clients Served 40,465
Tags / Keywords Boy Scouts, Northern Star, North, BSA, B.S.A., Cub Scouts,
General Information
Board Chair Alan Bernick
Number of Board Members 57
Board meetings with quorum 10
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 32.4
Major Programs
Youth Development$15,367,999
Our market share increased in traditional, volunteer-led units and districts (90% of our membership). In our low income and culturally specific outreach districts, we had a decline in market share only in our after school programs. We were "gold" on the Journey to Excellence balanced score card and we were one of very few Boy Scout Councils nationwide to have growth in Cub Scouts.
Current Goals
We have put a new three year strategic plan in place that includes 22 goals falling within 7 initiatives. These goals fall within imperatives known as "meet family needs", "more rewarding volunteer experience", and "become critical player in youth development".
Community or Constituency Served
Northern Star Council serves 40,000 young people as members and 20,000 young people as participants, across a 25 county area of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Our programs are delivered K-12 for boys and 8-12 for girls. We recruit, train, and support more than 15,000 adult volunteers who serve as mentors and leaders, providing an average of 20 hours a month of their time. Our membership is within 1/2 a percentage point of serving representative market shares across four major ethnic groups, and our overall market share is roughly 10%.
Geographic Area Served
Northern Star Council is one of the largest of the 275 councils in the nation with more than 15,000 adult volunteers. More than 40,000 young people are served in the Minnesota counties of: Anoka, Carver, Chippewa, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Lac Que Parle, Le Sueur, Mcleod, Meeker, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Stearns, Swift, Washington, Wright, Yellow Medicine; and the western Wisconsin counties of Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $13,524,531 88.4%
Management: $861,658 5.6%
Fundraising: $915,604 6%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2014 2013 2012
End of Year: $17,999,808 $18,298,744 $17,765,252
Beginning of Year $18,298,744 $17,765,252 $17,711,114
Difference ($298,936) $533,492 $54,138
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $17,999,808
Based on information provided on 2012 to 2014
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