ANNUAL REPORT

A look back at 2018 and all that we accomplished

Your investment in Scouting’s youth provides the foundation for the programs and services that support over 8,200 young people throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Hunterdon County and the greater Mercer County area in New Jersey.

Cub Scouts

4,257 boys and girls in Grades K-5

Boy Scouts

3,613 boys ages 11-17

Venturing

195 young men and women ages 14 to 21

Sea Scouts

7 young men and women ages 14 to 21.

Exploring

195 young men and women ages 14 to 21 in career-based programs

Our Council

Led by 3,327 adult volunteers serving 236 units

Scouting prepares our youth for active lives full of adventure. As the Scout grows, so does the level of adventure, allowing our members to go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind experiences.

 

Scouting helps young people expand their horizons and build interests in the world around them. Whether they want to learn more about the outdoors, career and life skills, or technology, the BSA facilitates this through hands-on learning and opportunities for exploration that can’t be found anyplace else.

How Our Council is Funded

Scouting Prepares You For Life

Today’s youth face an increasingly complex environment and we know that our members live Scouting’s adventure every day by pursuing challenges and diverse experiences. The Scouting program is constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the youth of our community.

Income

Foundations & Trusts
Percentage of Revenue 1%
Special Events
Percentage of Revenue 7%
Friends of Scouting
15%
Other revenue
24%
Camping
53%

Expenses

Operating Fund

The financial data is summarized from the financial statements which are audited by EisnerAmper LLP. Audited financial statements will be available at the Council Service Center after July 1, 2019. The Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

 

Income

$2,776,128

 

Expenses

$2,676,808
 
Did you know for Washington Crossing Council it cost $323.79
to put a youth member through Scouting in 2018?
In 2018, BSA launched the Scout Me In Campaign and announced the Cub Scouting Program is now open to both boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.
Scouting builds strong communities by providing opportunities to serve others. During 2018, Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers across the Council recorded 282,924 hours of service to their communities, at a value of more than $6.6 million (based on a national volunteer-hour value of $23.56).
In 2018, Boy Scouts earned a total of 10,155 merit badges. A total of 258 young men earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the program’s highest honor. Earning the badge requires Scouts to create a vision of future success and develop a plan to make it a reality, taking into account everything they’ve learned about leadership, service, outdoor skills, and values.
In 2018, 3,107 youth members had a camping experience. For some of our Scouts, this was the first time they have ever been camping, a memory that will stay with them the rest of their lives. Our camp property, Ockanickon Scout Reservation, located in Pipersville, PA hosted over 2,700 youth members over eight weeks during the summer. Our year-round facilities are a favorite for a weekend getaway for Packs and Troops throughout the Northeast.