2017 ANNUAL REPORT

NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL

My Fellow Scouts and Scouters,

As we begin a new year of Scouting, we are proud to inform you that National Capital Area Council is better prepared than ever before to serve the needs of all young people in our communities. With the launch of the Family Scouting program, we are postured to welcome and serve entire families. Every young person who wants to be a Scout now has that opportunity.

It is very important for our community and our country that as many families as possible participate in Scouting. Study after study shows that being a Scout benefits a young person throughout his or her lifetime. Scouts build skills and develop values that help them be “Prepared. For Life.” Through the program, youth acquire leadership skill, excel academically, and develop a love of community service.

In the report below you will find many highlights of the council’s achievements in 2017, but we draw your attention to one in particular: our member retention rate of 82.04%. For the past several years our retention rate has been one of the best of any youth-serving organization in the nation. That is important for two reasons. First, it tells us we are delivering a top-notch program – thanks to the efforts of tens of thousands of trained, dedicated volunteers. Second, it tells us that the Scouts who enter our program are staying long enough to absorb those valuable lessons that we teach.

National Capital Area Council is delivering on our promises to the families we serve by delivering a quality Scouting program. This is only made possible by our supporters – our volunteers, our donors, our families. By you.

Thank you for all you do for the Scouts!

Yours in Scouting,

Dr. James Smith
Council President

Garry Lewis
Council Commissioner

Les Baron
CEO & Scout Executive

HIGHLIGHTS

Here are some fast facts that help tell the story of Scouting in our Council:
  • 58,016 youth served
  • 82.04% youth retention rate
  • 19,272 adult leaders
  • 29,237 campers at local Scout camps
  • 1,520 new Eagle Scouts
  • 48,509 Merit Badges
  • 533,104 service hours, worth $17.7 million to local communities
  • 11.2 service hours per Scout
  • Over 1 million pounds of food collected
  • 1,237 Lions – 65% growth!

MEMBERSHIP

58,016
Total Youth Served
1,528
Total Units
19,272
Adult Volunteers
82
Youth Retention Rate

Cub Scouts

Boys ages 5-10 have fun with their friends and family while learning valuable lessons that will help them in life.

24,706
Cub Scouts
593
Cub Scout Packs

Boy Scouts

Boys ages 11-18 focus on service, community engagement, and leadership development while leading their own activities.

20,241
Boy Scouts
661
Boy Scout Troops

Exploring

Young adults age 13-20 engage in exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship as they discover their future careers.

1,384
Explorers
57
Posts & Clubs

Venturing & Sea Scouting

In these coed programs, young adults ages 13-20 discover a world of excitement full of adventure, service, and leadership.

1,235
Venturers & Sea Scouts
217
Crews & Ships

CAMPING

182

Number of Camperships

Camp Snyder Attendance

20,459

Goshen Scout Reservation Attendance

6,200

Day Camp Attendance

2,322

FINANCE

10,663,295

Income

  • 28%—$3,037,000 Camping Revenue
  • 16%—$1,677,000 Friends of Scouting (Net)
  • 14%—$1,504,000 Activity Revenue
  • 13%—$1,426,000 Other
  • 13%— $1,383,000 Special Events (Net)
  • 12%—$1,298,000 Product Sales (Net)
  • 2%—$225,000 Investments
  • >1%$90,000 CFC/Foundations
  • >1%—$22,000 Sale of Supplies (Net)
10,551,085

Expenses

  • 88%—$9,285,000 Program
  • 7%—$739,000 Fundraising
  • 5%—$526,000 Management & General
  • 1%— $106,000 Charter & National Service Fee

For year ending 12/31/17 (unaudited)

ADVANCEMENT

48,509

Merit Badges Earned

1,520

New Eagle Scouts

18,141

Cub Scout Ranks Earned

ACHIEVEMENT

NOVA Award
1,558

NOVA Awards

Supernova Award
95

Supernova Awards

1

Quartermaster Award

7

Venturing Summit Awards

OUTREACH

478


YOUTH SERVED THROUGH OUTREACH PROGRAMS

320


YOUTH IN STEM EXPLORER CLUBS

$50,000+


PROGRAM  PAID FOR BY NCAC’S ENDOWMENT

2017 LEADERSHIP

Executive Board

Council Officers

Council President
Dr. James E. Smith, Ph.D.

Council Commissioner
Mr. Garry Lewis

General Counsel
Mrs. Nicole Smith

Treasurer
Mr. Eric W. Rasmussen

Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Leslie O. Baron II

VP District Operations
Mr. James L. “JP” Morgan

VP Program Impact
Dr. Arden Dougan

VP Finance
Mr. John H. Graham IV, CAE

VP Outdoor Adventure
Mr. W. Scott Gray IV

VP Membership
Mr. David C. Nagel

VP Marketing & Communications
Ms. Monica L. Silbas

VP Leadership & Performance
Dr. James S. Wilson

Babbitt, Mr. J. Randy
Bourke, Dr. Michael
Bourland, Mr. O. Ray
Bowerman, Dr. William W., Ph.D.
Caldeira, Mr. Stephen J.
Cave, Mr. George F.
Charpentier, Mr. Charles P.
Davis, COL Kenneth P., USA (Ret.)
DeHart, Ms. June L.
Dixon, Mr. Dan
Doty, Mr. James R.
Dudley, Mr. Nathaniel E. “Nate”*
DuHadway, Col. David T., USAF (Ret.)
Eldred, Ms. Nina R.
Filipowicz, Mr. Mitch
Flott, Mr. Andrew

*Youth Representative

Gurtz, Mr. Dennis M.
Hahn, Mr. Paul R.
Hartgen, Mr. Paul
Herrera, Ms. Stephanie
Hicks, Mr. Guy M.
Hoitt, Mr. Eugene*
Horton, CAPT Forrest, USN (Ret.)
Iscoe, Judge David
Ives, Mr. Perry N.
Jones, Mr. Freeman
Kalinsky, Mr. S. Gregory
Kotter, Mr. Daniel
Lucander, Mr. Christer
Marvel, Dr. Kevin B.
McFadden, Mr. Chauvon
McKeever, Jr., Mr. Thomas J.
Mitchell, Ms. Jeanne O.

Montgomery, Mr. John B.
O’Brien, Ms. Julia L.
Pantuso, Mr. Peter
Rotruck, CAPT John R., MC, USN
Simon, Mr. Terry
Snyder, Mr. William B.
Stinson, Mr. Dean
Sullivan, Mr. Morgan H.
Sundeen, Dr. James T.
Sutton, RADM William G. “Woody”, USN (Ret.)
Vo, Mr. Nhan Thanh
Wagner, Mr. James P.
Weston, Maj. Gen. Craig P., USAF (Ret.)
Winch, Jr., Mr. Gary W.
Witt, Mr. Daniel A.
Wood, Jr., Mr. Dexter E.

District Chairs

Ashe, Mr. Jim (George Mason)
Bell, Ms. Jennifer (Aquia)
Beyers, Mr. Matt (Seneca)
Blanchard, Mr. David (Piedmont)
Bonfils, Mr. Jim (Goose Creek)
Brothers, Mr. Hank (Washington, D.C.)
Byrne, Mr. Dave (Occoquan)
Davids, Mr. Raymond “Hondo” (Sully)
Dudzik, Mr. Michael C. (Powhatan)
Francis, Mr. Gregory (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Fromm, Mr. Charlie (Bull Run)
Gray, Mr. Keith (Colonial)
Knaus, Mr. Bill  (Mattaponi)
Maliszewskyj, Dr. Nick (Francis Scott Key)
Nichols, Jr., Judge C. Philip (Patuxent)
O’Reilly, Ms. Fran, (Chain Bridge)
Petty, Mr. Paul “Adair” (Old Dominion)
Phillips, Mr. Paul (Western Shore)
Schleckser, Mr. Jim (Potomac)
Smith, Mr. Steve (Patriot)
Totten, Mr. William  (White Oak)

Advisory Committee

Arntson, Mr. Peter A.
Augustine, Mr. Norman R.
Bauknight, Mr. Karl
Berquist, Mr. Carl T.
Chance, Rev. Dr. Robert
Cox, Mr. Carl
Crayton, Jr., Mr. Clarence
Davidson, Dr. Charles N.
Davis, LTG Russell C., USAF (Ret.)
Feddeman, Mr. Edward G.
Hillenbrand III, Mr. Frederick F.
Huey-Burns, Mr. Paul
Jimenez, Mr. Anthony R.
Kelleher, Mr. Robert F.
Mason, Hon. John
Minchew, Mr. J. Randall
Mitchell, COL Charles H., USA (Ret.)
Mitchell, III, Mr. James E.
Murray, III, Mr. Christopher C.
Niño, Mr. José F.
Palenscar, Mr. Daniel
Pocalyko, Mr. Michael N.
Ramsey, Mr. Phillip
Reyes, Mr. Joseph A.
Ribas, Dr. Jorge
Roy, Mr. Charles J.
Sczudlo, Ms. Rebecca T.
Silversmith, Mr. Gary
Sterne, Mr. Robert G.
Tuck, Mr. John C.
Watson, Jr., Mr. Thomas E.
Yarbrough, Mr. Edwin

Honorary Committee

Adolphi, Mr. Ronald L.
Collins, Congressman Chris C.
Donohue, Mr. Thomas J.
McCarrick, Cardinal Theodore E.
Pease, Mr. Edward A.
Powell, Gen. Colin L., USA (Ret.)
Sessions, Congressman Peter A.
Trost, ADM Carlisle A.H., USN (Ret.)
Welch, GEN Larry D., USAF (Ret.)
West, Jr., Hon. Togo D.

President’s Council

Armstrong, Ms. Alexandra
Bedingfield, Mr. Robert A.
Buffenbarger, Mr. R. Thomas
Daniels, Mr. Michael A.
Forster, Mr. Peter C.
Gerard, Mr. Jack N.
Hagerty, Mr. Bill
Metters, Dr. Samuel
Redd, Mr. L. Hugh
Smith, Ph.D., Dr. James E.
West, Jr., Hon. Togo D.
Wilson, Dr. James S.
Wood, Mr. Robert D.