Boy Scouts vs Girl Scouts
To the Right a Comparison Chart of Greater Cleveland Boy Scout Council and North East Ohio Girl Scouts - even though the two organizations are completely separate they draw from the same demographic. Families who put their boys in Boy Scouts usually put their daughters in Girl Scouts.
BSA - Greater Cleveland Council serves Cuyahoga and Northern Summit Counties. Their footprint goes west to Bay Village, Westlake, South to Strongsville, North Royalton, Brecksville, Macedonia, Twinsburg, then to the east Solon, Chagrin Falls, Gates Mills, Mayfield, and Richmond Heights. So their footprint is MUCH SMALLER. GCC serves 22,000 scouts from 1st grade to age 17 as cub scouts, and boy scouts, and to the age of 20 in their venture program. If we look at the councils that are contained in the GSNEO Footprint, there would be portions of SIX councils within the same area. Erie Shores, Heart of Ohio, Greater Cleveland, Greater Western Reserve, Great Trail, and Buckeye Council are all operated in the same area that GSNEO has one Council.
These numbers are only for GCC. As that is the council that I live in.
GCC has a revenue of 2,813,421 in 2011 and 3,880,880 in 2010 - in comparison to the GSNEO of 11,162,747. So as you can see - we are comparing apples to oranges. So lets work in percentages.
In 2011 GCC BSA had 1,380,690 in contributions and grants. This is 49.1% of their budget. (GSNEO 12.9%)
In 2011 that number was 37%. (GSNEO 9.65%)
My numbers are coming specifically from the 990 Federal Income Tax Report that these Non Profit Organizations need to file.
GSNEO on their 990 form list "Other Revenue" to the amount of 8,840,543 in 2011. 79.2% for GSNEO
and 8,637,757 in 2010 (78.4%) If I compare that to "Other Revenue on the GCC BSA forms, then those numbers for other revenue are 27.4% in 2011 and 17.8% in 2010.
I have been told that Troops who sell popcorn get a base compensation of 30% and that number can go up as high as 35% if the troop signs up early, and provides the entire program to the scouts. If girl scout troops were given 30% of cookie profits, on a $ 3.50 box of cookies we would be seeing a troop profit of 1.05 per box.
At a quick look at expenses, 34.8% of expenses go to pay compensation at GSNEO ( I am not including pensions, benefits, and taxes) while boy scouts spends 46.5%. However, when you divide the total expenses into what expenses are used for programs, management, and fundraising.
GSNEO claims 13.1% of their expenses are used on Management, while GCC BSA uses only 5.78% on Management expenses. GSNEO states that 83.1% of their expenses are used to provide program services - whether that is salaries, or support to a troop and service unit - it is expense to deliver program. GCC BSA uses 86.5%
The GCC operates only 1 camp. This camp is outside of their footprint and in another neighboring council.
If I list all the camps operated by BSA Councils that are contained within the footprint of GSNEO, there would be
And if you can count - there would be 11 camps . I don't know of any other BSA camps, but if I missed one please let me know.
The equivalent of the CEO in BSA makes $ 17,000 less than Daisy made in 2011.