A look back at 2017 and all that we accomplished


The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.


The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.


Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Your investment in Scouting’s youth provides the foundation for the programs and services that support over 8,500 young people throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Hunterdon County and the greater Mercer County area in New Jersey.

Cub Scouts

4,307 boys in Grades K-5

Boy Scouts

3,797 boys ages 11-17


213 young men and women ages 14 to 21

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts, BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 21.


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

Our Council

Led by 3,567 adult volunteers serving 254 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.


Foundations & Trusts
Percentage of Revenue 0.7%
Special Events
Percentage of Revenue 3.81%
Friends of Scouting
Other revenue



Program Services




Management & General

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, 2018. The Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service 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.





Did you know for Washington Crossing Council it cost $330.13
to put a youth member through Scouting in 2017?
In 2017, BSA launched our kindergarten program — Lions — in response to parents’ increasing desire for more after-school programs that help kindergarten-age boys learn new skills and build character while having fun. The new Lion program introduces families to the adventures available through Scouting. Designed as an introduction to Cub Scouting for 5-year-old boys, the Lion badge serves as a precursor to the Tiger rank.
Scouting builds strong communities by providing opportunities to serve others. During 2017, Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers across the Council recorded 61,543 hours of service to their communities, at a value of more than $1.44 million (based on a national volunteer-hour value of $23.56).
In 2017, Boy Scouts earned a total of 10,130 merit badges. A total of 335 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 2017, 3,756 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 2,600 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.