Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area
2032 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32308-0734
Contact Information
Address 2032 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Telephone (850) 576-4146
Fax 850 575-6991
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts of America
Suwannee River Area Council
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Name of supporting organization Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
EIN Number 59-0624370
Year of Incorporation 1924
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $914,100.00
Projected Expenses $911,075.00
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Needs Statement
The 5 most pressing needs of the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA are: (1) To continue to grow our Scouting program in our 13 county service area, (2) operate with a surplus of income over expenses, (3) exceed Friends of Scouting goal of $200,000 by year end, (4) continue to improve the quality and diversification of our Board of Directors, and (5) grow our Endowment Committee and develop a plan for the Council.
Impact Statement
In 2014, the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA had 2,211 youth that participated in Scouting programs.  We had 1,040 registered adult volunteers that aserved as role models for our youth members.  We also had 106 Scouting units registered with our Council.  This includes Packs, Troops, Crews, Posts and Groups.  We had 46 Scouts that earned their Eagle Scout award, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America and completed 8,262 service hours.
Background Statement

Our History
The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910 by a group of prominent Americans lead by Chicago newspaper publisher W.D. Boyce.  Boyce received his chief inspiration from Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who founded Scouting in England in 1907.

In 1916 the Boy Scouts of America received a charter from the Sixty-Fourth Congress of the United States "to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of  boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in Scout craft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by the Boy Scouts."

In 1924, the Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, was chartered by the National Council to implement a quality Scouting program to all youth in its geographic area.  The council is incorporated in the State of Florida.

Scouting has grown in meeting the needs of today's youth.  Many of our community leaders credit their Scouting background for their progress, exemplary character and citizenship.

Today's program begins with boys in the first grade and includes young men and women in the high school aged Exploring program.  Teaching youth and adults to make value judgments and the importance of traditional values continue to make the Scouting program strong.

The leadership of the council is dedicated to continue to expand the Scouting movement and to continue to be a proactive organization.

Service Categories
Boy Scouts Of America
Boy Scouts Of America
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Seminole County, Ga
Decatur County, Ga
Grady County, Ga
Thomas County, Ga
Colquitt County, Ga
Description Tiger Cubs

A school-year program for first-grade (or 7-year old) boys and their adult partners that stresses shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding. Each boy-adult team meets for family activities, and twice a month all the teams meet for Tiger Cub den activities.

Cub Scouts

A family and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making for boys in the second through fifth grades (or who are 8, 9, and 10 years old). Fourth and fifth-grade (or 10-year-old) boys are called Webelos Scouts (WE ll BE LOyal Scouts) and participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts. Cub Scouting s emphasis is on quality program at the local level, where boys and families are involved.

Boy Scouts

A program for boys 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. (Boys also may become Boy Scouts if they have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade.)

Varsity Scouts

An active, exciting program for young men 14 through 17 built around five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high adventure, personal development, service, and special programs and events.


A program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful activities that help youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

Budget $185.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), At-Risk Populations, Males
Long term Success To continue to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Program Success Monitored By
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Norman Horton
Company Affiliation Messer, Caparello, P.A.
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2016
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair John Bell
Company Affiliation Colony Bell Engineering
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2016
Board Members
Stan Barnes Financial Advisor
Steve Beasley Community Volunteer
John Bell Coloney Bell Engineering
Jeff Bond First Commerce Credit Union
Richard Bush Bush and Augspurger
Jack Campbell State Attorney Generals Office
Michael Cenedella Volunteer-Youth
Gregg Conner Demont Insurance
Vince D'Amico Dowdy Plumbing
Richard Doran Ausley Law Firm
Kent Edmonds Paul's Pest Control
Joe Elebash Mainline Information Systems
Padriac Elliott Youth Volunteer
Brian English Business Owner
Randy Enwright Enwright Consulting Group
Jay Flowers Flowers Foundation
Gallop Franklin Publix Pharmacy
David Gardener Community Volunteer
Kenneth Griffin Computer Technology
Marion Hammer Community Volunteer
William Hartsfield Community Volunteer
Shawn Heath Gray Robinson
Norman Horton Messer, Caparello and Self
Clark Jennings Community Volunteer
Chris Jensen Community Volunteer
Dr. Larry Kubiak TMH
Coman Leonard Self Employed CPA
Charles McClellan Board Member
Glen McDuffie Moore, Ellison & McDuffie
Morris Miller Attorney
Bill Mock Retired
Michael Moore Leon County Schools
Trey Morrison TCC
Bennett Napier AMC Insitute
Michael Nathan Retired
Margaret Neal Doctor
Patrick Neal Doctor
David Pate FL Fish and Wildlife
Bert Pope Realtor
Curtis Richardson Community Volunteer
Charles Rockwood Retired
Mitch Royals Community Volunteer
Gail Schaper Tallahassee Democrat
Frank Shaw, III Smith, Thompson, Shaw
Dan Simmons Buckeye
Phil Smith State of Florida Attorney
William Smith Board Member
Earl Solomon SunTrust
Anna Underwood Troop77 Mt Moriah Church
Tourean Underwood Pack 77 - Mt. Moriah
Jim Waddell Inovia Consulting Group
Frank Whitley Whitley Contracting
John Wood CPA
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 51
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 Other
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 53
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 4%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
Michael Cenedella Student
Padraic Elliott
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Kevin Kilduff
Term Start Feb 2010
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 1040
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
CEO Comments Fundraising Plan, Communications Plan, and Manager Succession/Training Plan are all on file at the Scout Office.  Please contact the Executive Director to view documents.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2012
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2015
Projected Revenue $914,100.00
Projected Expenses $911,075.00
Endowment Value $767,075.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$82,864$93,797$62,191
Individual Contributions$338,936$235,083$152,841
Investment Income, Net of Losses$49,776$46,402$51,196
Membership Dues$0$0--
Special Events$14,318$8,072--
Revenue In-Kind$0$0--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$847,906$760,905$924,882
Administration Expense$89,833$47,937$57,779
Fundraising Expense$45,298$37,818$45,402
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.880.890.69
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%90%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%10%17%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$2,398,542$2,375,290$2,420,819
Current Assets$330,126$263,113$256,111
Long-Term Liabilities$508,294$536,238$560,678
Current Liabilities$272,043$164,062$48,622
Total Net Assets$1,618,205$1,674,990$1,811,519
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.211.605.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets21%23%23%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Thank you for taking the time to consider the Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for a grant opportunity. These funds will help provide the facilities and staff of the Scouting program to more than 2,200 youth and adult volunteers in our 13 county service area (Seminole, Decatur, Thomas, Grady, Colquitt, Liberty, Leon, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla) The Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is the preeminent youth development program in South Georgia/North Florida. The Council has been chartered by the Boy Scouts of America since 1924. We offer proven, value-based programs oriented toward duty to God, love of country, and service to others. Our programs are conducted by trained and dedicated volunteers that espouse the same values as Scouting seeks to impart to the youth. With the increased demand on camp facilities and the need to continue to bring a quality Scouting program to more and more youth in our thirteen county service area has presented us with a challenge. To continue our tradition of a quality program, and to meet the demands of serving our growing Scouting membership, the Suwannee River Area Council has developed a five year Council Action Plan (2011-2016).
Goal $200,000.00
Dates Jan 2015 to Dec 2015
Amount Raised To Date 148970 as of May 2015
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Foundation Comments The financial figures were taken from the 990's. Contributions from foundations and corporations are included with total for individuals as they are not separated in the 990. Top 3 funding sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the audit or 990.
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area
Address 2032 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 323080734
Primary Phone 850 576-4146
Donate with a credit card
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kevin Kilduff
Board Chair Norman Horton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Messer, Caparello, P.A.
Year of Incorporation 1924