Boy Scouts of America

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great.

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Former Employee - Program Counselor in Taos, NM (US)
Former Employee - Program Counselor in Taos, NM (US)

I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time (less than an year)

Pros

there were people i like working at philmont.

Cons

it was a seasonal job and there was no promise of another stint.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Wonderful cause, poor management/scout executives are not leaders

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    Former Employee - District Executive
    Former Employee - District Executive

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with the kids/volunteers is the only redeemable part of this job in my opinion.
    Helping with training
    Starting new units

    Cons

    Contacting volunteers can be hard in rural areas because they have had poor experience with past scout executives.
    Poor hours
    Poor pay
    Ridiculous expectations - "goals" and "making volunteers" do things
    No company credit car - Expectation to carry any incidental charges(fuel, ink, paper) until you receive compensation a month later
    Built in advancement crippling
    Dont think outside the box, very little innovation
    Expect "Yes men"
    Scout Executives/District Directors can lay blame for their incompetence
    Scout Executives will belittle other employees in staff meetings
    Scout Executives have no prior experience as a volunteer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would just reflect what has been stated before. They all seem to be having the same problems with upper management being rude, belittling or confrontational if questioned.

    I provided many ideas for the betterment of my district, all were credible and applicable. No one took initiative, scout executives should be vetted more thoroughly. It should be required that Scout Executives be psychologically profiled. Narcissism is no place for Scouting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great cause, awful professional culture.

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    Former Employee - District Executive in Greeley, CO (US)
    Former Employee - District Executive in Greeley, CO (US)

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Scouting is a fantastic program that brings families together and helps youth develop their skills and interest. Executives get good exposure to many different aspects of society and opportunities to develop many skills. Some councils are better than others.

    Cons

    Complete disregard for work-life balance and executive's personal development. Fraudulent pursuit of goals (especially membership) are often encouraged by management. 60-80 hours per week at very low pay are the norm. Group-think mentality keeps getting the organization in trouble. Lacks innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect executives like partners rather than slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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