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					                 CAPITOL AREA COUNCIL
                BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA


           ST R AT EGIC PL AN
                2003 – 2007

                    PREPARED
                    FOR TODAY
                       AND
                     BUILDING
                  FOR TOMORROW
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Capitol Area Council                                   2003-2007                                  Boy Scouts of America
                                                      Strategic Plan

                                             Strategic Plan Committees
STEERING COMMITTEE
     William F. Lucas Jr.           President; Lucas Medical Associates
     Kent Caperton                  Managing Director / Attorney; Public Strategies Inc.
     Rick Chapa                     Senior Vice President; JP Morgan Chase
     Robert Cullick                 Executive Manager Communications and Customer Service; LCRA
     Dorothy Drummer                Principal; Dorothy Drummer & Associates
     Col James L Starr Jr.          Senior Partner, Credit Solutions
     Jack Holford                   President; Holford Group
     Bruce D. Walcutt               President; County Line Inc.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
     Roderick F. Coffin II          Vice President; Merrill Lynch
     Manny Arino                    Business Unit Executive, Worldwide Software Sales - IBM
     Dorothy Drummer                Principal; Dorothy Drummer & Associates
     Richard Mendoza                Shareholder; R. Mendoza & Company, P.C.
     Karen Sonleitner.              Travis County Commissioner
     Stanley Tucker                 Senior Lending Officer; American Bank
     Ellen Wood                     President; Virtual CFO Inc.

MANPOWER COMMITTEE
     Bryan Herndon                  Financial Consultant; A. G. Edwards
     Roy Beard Jr.                  Vara Properties LC.
     Joe George                     Vice President, Timberline Insurance Services
     Nancy Harper                   Dealer, Capitol Chevrolet
     Bradley B. Hawley Jr.          Managing Partner-Austin; Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
     Wayne Sturdevant               President & CEO; Sturdevant Associates
     Patricia Loessin Tate          Broker/Agent; Mary Nell Garrison Realtors
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
     Sid Covington                  Vice President Program; Capitol Area Council
     Fred Estrello                  Administration, Austin Independent School District
     Preston Gee                    SVP, Strategic Planning; St. David’s Healthcare Partnership
     Roy Keithley
     Ted Linder
     Larry H. Lindsey D.D.S.        Owner; General Dentist
     Jim Morriss                    Managing Partner; Thompson & Knight
     Vince Scanio                   Attorney; Scanio & Scanio
     Frank Scofield                 Attorney; Scofield & Scofield
     Gary Smeltzer
     Richard South                  Attorney; Wright & Greenhill P.C.
FACILITIES COMMITTEE
     K. Dale Cooper                 Shareholder; Cooper Graci & Co. CPA’s
     Bob Gregory                    President, Texas Disposal Systems
     James E. Holden                President; Live Oak Development
     Jack Holford                   President; Holford Development
     Mark Palmer                    President; Gateway Properties
     Kip G. Thompson                Vice President World Wide Facilities; DELL Computer Corp.
     Herman H. Thun, Jr.            Principal; LZT Architects, Inc.

FINANCE COMMITTEE
     Stephen T. Matthews            President; Steve T. Matthews Company
     Rob Golding                    Executive Vice President; Borman, Golding Inc.
     Craig Hughes                   Executive Vice President; Prime Developers, Inc
     Terry Hall                     Financial Advisor; Merrill Lynch
 Bold designates Task Force Chair


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                                                                         Strategic Plan

                                                               TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface ........................................................................................................................................... 1
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 3
   Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement .................................................................................. 4
   Vision Statement ......................................................................................................................... 4
   Capitol Area Council History........................................................................................................ 4
   Counties We Serve ..................................................................................................................... 4
MEMBERSHIP................................................................................................................................ 5
   Mission Statement....................................................................................................................... 5
     Membership Task Force.......................................................................................................... 6
        Status of the Council in 2002............................................................................................... 7
                 Marketing...................................................................................................................................8
                 Venturing and Exploring.............................................................................................................9
                 Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting............................................................................................... 10
                 Charter Partner Service ........................................................................................................... 12
MANPOWER ................................................................................................................................ 13
 Mission Statement..................................................................................................................... 13
   Manpower Task Force........................................................................................................... 14
      Status of the Council in 2002............................................................................................. 15
                 Professional Staff..................................................................................................................... 16
                 Adult Volunteers ...................................................................................................................... 18
                 Executive Board....................................................................................................................... 19
                 Seasonal Staff ......................................................................................................................... 20
PROGRAM ................................................................................................................................... 21
  Mission Statement..................................................................................................................... 21
    Program Task Force.............................................................................................................. 22
       Status of the Council in 2002............................................................................................. 23
                 Cub Scout Program ................................................................................................................. 25
                 Boy Scout Program.................................................................................................................. 27
                 Venturing Program................................................................................................................... 28
                 Order of the Arrow ................................................................................................................... 29
                 Camping/Outdoor Program ...................................................................................................... 30
                 Training ................................................................................................................................... 32
                 Events ..................................................................................................................................... 33
FACILITIES................................................................................................................................... 34
  Mission Statement..................................................................................................................... 34
    Facilities Task Force ............................................................................................................. 35
       Status of the Council in 2002............................................................................................. 36
                 Council Service Center ............................................................................................................ 38
                 Camping Facilities ................................................................................................................... 40
                 Retail Facilities ........................................................................................................................ 43
FINANCE ...................................................................................................................................... 45
  Mission Statement..................................................................................................................... 45
    Finance Task Force............................................................................................................... 46
       Status of the Council in 2002............................................................................................. 47
                 Operating & Capital Revenue................................................................................................... 48
                 Capital Improvement Revenue................................................................................................. 50
Method of Strategic Plan Update................................................................................................... 51
Council Index of Growth................................................................................................................ 52



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                                           Strategic Plan


                                          Preface
As we began our efforts of developing a 2003-2007 Strategic Plan, “Being Prepared for Today and
Building for Tomorrow,” America was still feeling the effects of the tragedy of September 11, 2001
and it’s continuing impact on the economic status of the country. Austin, Texas was not immune to
those influences on the economy.           In addition, Central Texas experienced increased
unemployment, business closings, and bankruptcies, especially in the high technology industry
because of the “dot.com” bust. Austin has begun changing from a predominantly high tech
community to a more diversified business base while also going through a metamorphosis of
demographic change with projected significant increases in population over the next few decades.
Additionally, the Boy Scouts of America has continued to receive media attention while some
United Way organizations across America have discontinued a relationship with their local Scout
councils because of the Boy Scouts of America’s standards for leadership for adult volunteers.
In the final weeks of 2002, reports were made about other non-profit organizations decreasing their
budgets and cutting their programs. The Capitol Area Council is preparing to not only to maintain
its current level of programming and services, but also, to take a giant leap forward with our
facilities and service to youth. With proper planning and a team consisting of committed
volunteers, resourceful executive board members and a professional staff striving for excellence,
the Capitol Area Council will not only prevail in achieving our goals and objectives for the next five
years; but will exceed them! This will require us to make efficient use of our personnel and
financial and physical resources but we feel confident in out ability to do this.

On September 5, 2002, the executive officers selected to be on the Strategic Plan Steering
Committee met and developed the Overall Objective for the five-year plan that is being developed.
The next step was to present this objective to the Task Forces that were charged with developing
the Desired Results and Strategic Objectives. This plan then went to the Council staff to be formed
into an action plan.

                                         Overall Objective

                  Improve quality, diversify and broaden the impact of Scouting,
                      in order to meet community needs in the Capitol Area.

                       Strengthen our financial and professional capabilities,
                           enabling the Council to achieve this objective.



In developing the Overall Objective, the Steering Committee identified six major themes of vital
importance to the success of the Council in delivering on the mission of the Scouting program in
this area:

   Quality • Leadership • Inclusiveness • Reach • Stewardship/Development • Growth

These themes were woven into the Overall Objective, in order to provide a framework of reference
for the development of the rest of the strategic plan.




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The Steering Committee Members provided the following input on the meanings of each element
of the Overall Objective Statements. These are not meant to be comprehensive definitions of
meaning, but merely starting points for the Task Forces to consider as they develop Desired
Results and Strategic Objectives.

                                         Improve Quality:

•   Recruiting and developing quality leadership
•   Developing quality units
•   Becoming a premiere quality Council, achieving top ratings nationally as measured against
    success indicators for similar size Councils

                                            Diversify:

•   Reaching across the community, all walks of life, all geography, all demographics, all youth age
    groups
•   Being recognized as an organization that is diverse and inclusive

                                             Broaden:

•   Growth in number of units, number of youth served, number of organizations involved, size of
    programs, facilities, etc.

                                       Impact of Scouting:

•   Promoting the values of Scouting
•   Developing leadership
•   Showing results through vibrant programs

                                    Meet Community Needs:

•   Recognizing that Scouting must adapt to serve the specific needs of the community in order to
    be a more integral part of the social fabric; a real solution to needs of youth, families and
    chartering organizations

                                       In the Capitol Area:

•   Meaning the entire area served by the Council; reaching all communities with equal
    effectiveness

                                      Financial Capabilities:

•   Recognizing the importance of increasing the endowment in order to enable growth
•   Exercising efficient asset management—of properties, people and resources

                                    Professional Capabilities:

•   Developing and building the professional staff in order to meet the demands of growth and
    achieve top performance




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                                     Introduction
Just as a Scout uses a map and compass to find his way, the 2003 – 2007 Strategic Plan of the
Capitol Area Council will serve as our map and compass.

We thank the many volunteers for their ideas and efforts as we identify the critical issues facing the
Scouting movement in Central Texas and address them through this strategic planning process.
As an organization, we know that our continued growth depends on constantly improving our
program, strengthening our local districts, and marketing our message.

Our 2003 – 2007 Strategic Plan of the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America focuses on an
overall objective along with objectives in five critical areas:

    1. Overall Objective - Improve quality, diversify, and broaden the impact of Scouting, in order
       to meet community needs in the Capitol Area. Strengthen our financial and professional
       capabilities, enabling the Council to achieve this objective.

    2. Membership – To support our present chartered partners in the delivery of the Scouting
       program to an increasing portion of the youth of Central Texas, and to develop new
       partners in all areas of our community that will help assure Scouting reaches a
       representative portion of young people in our community.

    3. Manpower – Increase manpower by recruiting, training, and retaining quality and diverse
       volunteers and professional staff dedicated to ensuring that our chartered partners and our
       council achieve our goals.

    4. Program – To provide quality, relevant programs to a greater number of youth and
       chartering organizations throughout the Capitol Area Council, in accordance with the aims
       and methods of the Boy Scouts of America.

    5. Facilities – Plan, develop, and manage the properties and facilities in a cost effective,
       environmentally sustainable way — to meet the growth needs in the Capitol Area Council
       for the current and future generations.

    6. Financing – To provide the financial resources necessary to serve the needs of today and
       in the future of the communities and families we serve

In the following pages, you will find the strategies and action plans that will shape the Capitol Area
Council’s future. We extend our sincere appreciation to you, our volunteers and our supporters for
your continued support of Scouting and look forward to working with you as we strive to better
meet the needs of families in our communities.

Sincerely,



Thomas O. Varnell                 Bruce Walcutt                     Rick Lucas
 Scout Executive                   President                         Chair, Strategic Plan
 Capitol Area Council              Capitol Area Council              Capitol Area Council




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                   BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of the Capitol Area Council; Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to
make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

                                    VISION STATEMENT
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and
values-based leadership training.
In the future, Scouting will continue to:
    • offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
    • instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in
        the Scout Oath and Law;
    • train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
    • serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

                          CAPITOL AREA COUNCIL HISTORY
The Capitol Area Council was chartered in 1912 as the Austin Council. With the addition of Travis
County in 1924, it became the Austin-Travis County Council. In 1928, nine counties were added to
the council service area and the name was changed to the Austin Area Council. In 1934, it was
renamed the Capitol Area Council. By 1936, five additional counties had been added, expanding
the service area to cover our present territory of 15 counties in Central Texas. In 1987, the Council
served over 10,000 young people. By 1999, the council had doubled in size serving 21,444.

As the population of Central Texas grew it became necessary for the Council to sell Camp Tom
Wooten which was located near the present day intersection of Loop 360 and RM 2222. In 1983,
the council completed the sale of Camp Tom Wooten the proceeds were placed in a trust for the
purpose of supporting operations and camping activities. In 1998, the Council purchased the
property at it’s present-day summer camp, LCRA/Lost Pines Scout Reservation, from the Lower
Colorado River Authority. Through the years, the Council has received additional camping
facilities. In 1999, the Council received a donation of 5,000 acres known as the Griffith League
Ranch. In 2001, the Council began its first capital campaign to begin development of the Griffith
League Ranch property.

The Council is rich in tradition. In 1951, the Council presented to the State of Texas a miniature
replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 1948, the Council began sponsoring the “Report to State,” a
gathering of Scouts throughout the state of Texas held during the first weekend in February.

                                   COUNTIES WE SERVE
            Bastrop                           Fayette                              Lee
             Blanco                          Gillespie                           Llano
             Burnet                          Gonzalez                           Mason
            Caldwell                           Hays                             Travis
             DeWitt                           Lavaca                           Williamson




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                            MEMBERSHIP




                             MISSION STATEMENT
 To support our present chartered partners in the delivery of the Scouting program
to an increasing portion of the youth of Central Texas, and to develop new partners
       in all areas of our community that will help assure Scouting reaches a
               representative portion of young people in our community.




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                                MEMBERSHIP TASK FORCE

Task Force             Rod Coffin – Chair                      Karen Sonleitner
Members:               Manny Arino                             Stan Tucker
                       Dorothy Drummer                         Ellen Wood
                       Rick Mendoza

Desired                " Our membership, both youth and adult, reflects the diversity of the
Results:                 community.

                       " Exceed the median and strive for the national standard of traditional
                         youth membership.

                       " Our chartered partners will:
                         ⇒ Accept the ownership of the program within their organization.
                         ⇒ Have values and objectives that are consistent with those of the
                           Boy Scouts of America.
                         ⇒ Will work with the Council to provide and attract the necessary
                           adult leadership.
                         ⇒ Will use the Scouting program to achieve their objectives.
                         ⇒ Will have eligible youth to serve or will use the program as an
                           outreach to eligible youth.




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                                    Status of the Council in 2002

                       STRENGTHS                                       WEAKNESSES
    $   Depth, quality, and relevance of program.          $   Perception that the BSA is elite and male
    $   Tradition and reputation of the BSA.                   only.
    $   Recruitment method of Explorers and Cub            $   Complexity of communications to all levels
        Scouts.                                                in Scouting.
    $   Council has more than 7,000 adult                  $   Membership does not reflect the diversity
        volunteers.                                            of the community.
    $   Generational continuity.                           $   Perception Scouting is not “Cool.”
    $   Strong training programs.                          $   Cost.
    $   362 chartered partners.                            $   Most parents do not understand “Role of
                                                               the Council.”
    $   Excellent camping facilities.
                                                           $   Council office and Scout Shop is not
    $   Support relationships with charter partners            convenient.
        by providing liability and accident
        insurance.                                         $   Many charter partners do not understand
                                                               partnership agreement.
    $   Youth Protection Training programs &
        policies.                                          $   Poor retention rate of youth.
                                                           $   Low transition rate of Webelos to Boy
                                                               Scouts
                                                           $   Limited number of professional staff.

                 OPPORTUNITIES                                            THREATS
    $   86% of total available youth are not               $   Highly mobile community.
        involved in Scouting                               $   Community’s focus on athletics.
    $   Expansion of outreach programs for East            $   Particular segment of the community is
        and South Austin (Hispanic growth).                    hostile to Scouting.
    $   Potential of teenage market though                 $   Parents lack understanding of the benefits
        Venturing and Exploring.                               of Scouting.
    $   Collaborate with other community groups            $   Perception that the BSA targets white
    $   America needs Scouting today more than                 male middle class organizations.
        ever before                                        $   Increase in single parent households
    $   Corporate, governmental, civic, and
        community organizations are interested in
        addressing the needs of their youth
    $   Provide a Safe Haven for all youth
        members




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                                               MARKETING
Objective:             Raise the public awareness within the Capitol Area Council community on
                       the values and objectives of the Scouting program and the impact and
                       contributions to the community that the Capitol Area Council makes.

Goal:                  "   Increase positive exposure in the media and increase parental,
                           community, educational, and civic leaders’ awareness on the values
                           and objectives of the Scouting program.

Strategy:              "   Establish a Marketing Committee with a Vice-President of Marketing
                           and develop a campaign using available resources to aggressively
                           promote the Capitol Area Council and Boy Scouts of America
Measurement:           " Percent of total available youth registered in Scouting.
                       " Number of Traditional Units operating within the Council.
                       " Increase in funding from Public Support sources.

Action Plan:                                              2003
                       % Establish a Marketing Committee.
                       & Develop a three-year marketing plan with budget.
                       & Develop a method to promote the ScouTalk on the website to be better
                           utilized by Scout leaders.

                                                          2004
                       & Identify Home School associations and other civic organizations to begin
                         marketing the Scouting program to young people and families (modified).
                       % Evaluate and promote the registration of Scoutnote to promote ScoutTalk
                         and the council website.
                       & Redesign the Council website with the Metadot content management
                         software
                                                          2005
                       & Produce an annual “Report to the Community” as part of Phase I of the
                         three-year marketing plan.
                       & Promote Community Service opportunities via a Community Service
                         Opportunity page on the Capitol Area Council website.

                                                          2006
                       & Implement Phase 2 of the three-year marketing plan.

                                                         2007
                       & Implement Phase 3 of the three-year marketing plan.

                                                          2008
                       & Develop a three-year marketing plan for years 2008-2010.




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                                    VENTURING AND EXPLORING
Objective:             Increase the number of co-educational youth served in the Capitol Area
                       Council with an emphasis toward involving economically challenged and
                       female youth.

Goal:                  " Increase the density of the young adults in the Venturing program from
                         1.9% in 2001 to 4%.

Strategy:              " Chartered partners will be encouraged to utilize the “Full Scouting
                         Family” concept. (Charter a Pack, Troop and Crew)
                       " Develop an Exploring Division and teach business ethics to teenage
                         youth through the Exploring program.

Measurement:           " Council Index of Growth


Action Plan:                                                  2003
                       & Use the “Reaching Youth with Scouting New Unit Campaign” as a starting
                          point to cultivate potential new chartering organizations for Venturing.

                                                          2004
                       & Develop and plan for a Venturing Recruiting effort.
                       % Establish a Venturing Committee

                                                              2005
                       & Conduct Venturing impact luncheons.
                       & Conduct a Career Interest Survey in all high schools in the council.
                       & Review the Best Methods of Venturing Recruitment

                                                              2006

                                                              2007

                                                           2008
                       & Reevaluate the Council’s position regarding Exploring.




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                                CUB SCOUTING AND BOY SCOUTING
Objective:             Increase the number of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts with an emphasis on
                       underrepresented segments of our community.

Goal:                  " Increase the percent of youth in Cub Scouting from 25.7% in 2001 to
                         exceed the national standard.
                       " Increase the percent of youth in Boy Scouting from 17.4% in 2001 to
                         19%.
Strategy:              " Increase Scouting programs by educating potential charter partners of
                         the “Aims and Methods” and Goals of Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting.
                       " Use existing resources and attract new resources to better serve youth
                         in East and South Austin and communities in the most rural areas of
                         the Council.

Measurement:           " Council Index of Growth.
Action Plan:                                                   2003
                       & Conduct a Council-wide new unit campaign called the “Reaching Youth with
                           Scouting” new unit campaign.
                       & Develop and implement a new “School Night for Scouting Roundup”
                           campaign to recruit youth into Cub Scouting.
                       &   Develop and launch a “Webelos-to-Scout Transition” plan.
                       &   Establish a committee and develop a plan to launch a new initiative called
                           “ScoutReach” to better serve East and South Austin.
                       &   Develop a plan to attract Hispanic mentors to take Hispanic Scouts to
                           summer camp.
                       &   Conduct four “Ideal Year in Scouting” program funding training sessions in
                           the districts.
                                                               2004
                       % Conduct the “School Night for Scouting Roundup” campaign to recruit youth
                           into Cub Scouting using the seven touch approach to recruiting, as part of
                           the plan mail a Tiger Cub DVD to all 1st graders throughout the council
                           territory.
                       &   Identify and implement a Spring activity to recruit new members to Scouting.
                       %   Implement the new Michael & Susan Dell Scout Leadership Scholarship
                           Program.
                       %   Seek out partnerships with other youth serving organizations such as the
                           Salvation Army and Boys and Girls Club.
                       &   Identify and implement the next 3 components of the ScoutReach initiative.
                       &   Develop a 5 year plan of implementation of the ScoutReach Initiative.
                       &   Conduct a Bishop’s Together Meeting to expand Scouting within the
                           Parishes served by the Diocese of Austin.
                       &   Develop and implement a new leader mentoring program.
                       &   Explore the benefits of the Cub Scout Soccer Program.
                       %   Develop the Partnership for Youth Scout Program with the Austin Police
                           Department.
                       %   Develop and form the Program/Membership Oversight committee in
                           Pathfinder District.



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                                                              2005
                       & Evaluate the Race to Cub Scouting Recruitment Program and implement a
                         Fall Round Up Program
                       & Conduct a Council Wide Webelos to Scout Cross Over Ceremony.
                       & Use the Council Area Profile Plan to prospect and evaluate under-served
                         areas within our council.
                       & Implement a Save a Scout Plan to contact all recently departed parents and
                         youth from our program. Learn why members leave and develop strategies
                         for improved retention.
                       & Develop a 3 to 5 year plan for ScoutReach implementation.
                       & Develop an adult leader mentoring program to provide adult leader
                         assistance and strengthen units.
                                                              2006

                                                              2007
                       & Establish a sub committee to launch a new initiative to better serve the most
                         rural areas of the Council.
                                                              2008




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                                    CHARTER PARTNER SERVICE
Objective:             Improve Charter Partner Relationship through increased involvement of
                       Unit Commissioners with units and chartering partners in the Capitol Area
                       Council.

Goal:                  " Increase the percentage of units rechartering from 83.8% in 2001 to
                         reach the national standard of 91.8%.
                       " Increase present ratio of Unit Commissioners to Units in all Districts
                         from 1:3.8 in 2001 to 1:3.

Strategy:              " Emphasize commissioner service and educate existing and new
                         leaders of the role of unit commissioners.
                       " Enhance the training of unit commissioners.

Measurement:           "   Council Index of Growth.


Action Plan:                                              2003
                       & Develop and implement a plan to recruit unit commissioners.
                       & Develop a Commissioner’s Corner news article in ScouTalk.

                                                               2004
                       & Develop and implement a commissioner recognition program.
                       % Develop and method of evaluating commissioner’s effectiveness.
                       % Restructure the Council Commissioner staff to provide better support to our
                           Districts and units.
                       &   Evaluate and enhance our current Summer Camp Commissioner program
                       %   Establish a committee to develop a plan to improve unit rechartering using
                           Packmaster and Troopmaster.
                       %   Promote the plan to recharter using Packmaster or Troopmaster.
                       &   Conduct Packmaster and Troopmaster training during summer camp and
                           resident camp.

                                                             2005
                       & Fully implement the Boy Scouts of America On-line charter renewal program.
                       & Report to all Charter Partners the service hours that their units are providing to
                         the community.
                       & Conduct a survey of our Chartered Partners concerning a change in Council
                         Accident & Sickness Insurance Coverage from unit policies to a council-wide
                         policy.


                                                               2006

                                                               2007

                                                               2008




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                             MANPOWER




                             MISSION STATEMENT
    Increase manpower by recruiting, training and retaining quality and diverse
volunteers and professional staff dedicated to ensuring that our chartered partners
                       and our council achieve their goals.




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                                 MANPOWER TASK FORCE

Task Force             Bryan Herndon: Chair                    Brad Hawley
Members:               Roy Beard                               Joe Holt
                       Joe George                              Wayne Sturdevant
                       Nancy Harper                            Pat Tate

Desired                " Our executive board is diverse, active, and committed to Scouting along
Results:                 with having influence in the community.

                       " We have an adequate size professional staff that is competent, diverse
                         and effectively supports volunteers

                       " We have a sufficient number of district and unit volunteers who are well
                         trained, tenured, and believe in what they are doing, and are supported
                         by staff and executive board.




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                                      Status of the Council in 2002

                       STRENGTHS                                            WEAKNESSES
    $   Over 7,000 registered adult volunteers.                $   Some units do not have the needed two-
    $   Some volunteers are lifetime supporters.                   deep leadership.
    $   Current staff has over 175 years of                    $   District committees are not fully staffed.
        professional Scouting tenure.                          $   Council is understaffed.
    $   Population growth of council territory.                $   Volunteers serving in multiple positions.
    $   Excellent properties to support activities.            $   Need for more training of volunteers.
    $   Quality of life in Central Texas.                      $   Lack of community coverage.
    $   Patriotic emotions of the area.                        $   Stale volunteer leadership in some units
    $   Strong vision of volunteers and                            and districts.
        professional staff.                                    $   Lack of trust between volunteers and
    $   Enthusiasm of new Scout Executive                          professionals.
    $   Thousands of alumni.                                   $   Hiring and management of seasonal staff.
                                                               $   Lack of an active public relations
                                                                   campaign.


                 OPPORTUNITIES                                                 THREATS
    $   Enriched training will increase the tenure             $   Time required by volunteers.
        of volunteers.                                         $   Apathy of some parents.
    $   Scouting is a respected program that aids              $   Lack of funding.
        in recruiting.
                                                               $   Societal issues.
    $   Corporate, governmental, civic and
        community organizations are interested in              $   Erosions of traditional values and morals.
        addressing the needs of their youth.                   $   Both parents working full time.
    $   Strong population of the area.                         $   Decreasing awareness of Scouting.
    $   Development of new leadership.                         $   Lack of involvement of adults after youth
    $   Taking advantage of large alumni base.                     leave program.
    $   Patriotic emotions of area.
    $   Families want their youth involved in a
        program with strong moral values.
    $   Community heroes who are Eagle Scouts.
    $   Willing and available work force.




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                                         PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Objective:             Recruit and retain a competent and diverse professional staff.

Goal:                  "   Attract and keep quality professional staff by rewarding those who
                           produce desired results.

Strategy:              "   Communicate expectations to the professional staff, train them in their
                           responsibilities, and reward those that produce desired results.

Measurement:           "   Annual staff performance reviews and critical achievement
                           assessment reported to the Salary Review Committee.

Action Plan:                                                    2003
                       % Add the position of Director of Field Service to give direction and supervision
                           to the professional field staff.
                       & Convert the consultant for the Habitat Conservation Plan into a new position
                           called Operation Management Plan Manager for the Griffith League Ranch.
                       &   Develop and implement new incentive and recognition programs for the field
                           and support staff.
                       &   Add the position of part-time assistant bookkeeper and/or outsource some
                           accounting functions.
                       &   Update job descriptions for all support staff positions.
                       &   Develop a Personnel Committee and develop a salary range for all support staff
                           positions.
                                                                2004
                       & Conduct a seminar regarding cultural diversity for the staff.
                       & Investigate and implement the BSA’s College Intern program.
                       % Identify and implement a method to identify and recruit qualified candidates
                           for professional service.
                       %   Incorporate into staff meetings seminars using local resources on
                           networking, dress, public speaking etc.
                       &   Train the professional staff and support staff position on how to use metadot
                           content manager system for the Council’s website.
                       %   Reorganize the current field staff structure
                       %   Begin securing laptop computers for all field staff positions.
                       &   Evaluate and take the necessary plan of action to enhance the Council’s
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                                                               2005
                       & Add the position of Director of Support Services.
                       & Add a new district executive position to accomplish the goals and objectives
                           of the strategic plan based on funding and need.
                       & Work in cooperation with our local Universities to identify a pool of
                           candidates to serve as Scouting professionals.
                       &   Conduct a study of the total youth per unit serving executive.
                       &   Based on the total youth per unit serving executive study along with
                           budgetary needs develop a plan for future unit serving executive staffing
                           needs.
                       &   Add the position of part-time controller.
                       &   Add the position of Properties Manager when necessary funding is available.
                       &   Develop a personnel plan with Executive Board concurrence.

                                                               2006

                                                               2007

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                                          ADULT VOLUNTEERS
Objective:             Increase the number of unit and district level volunteers.

Goal:                  " Attract and train sufficient quality volunteers.
                       " Fully staffed functioning District Committees
Strategy:              "   Proper use of the Nominating Committee process and Executive
                           Board.
                       "   Properly support and train district and unit volunteers.

Measurement:           "   Actual number of volunteers.
                       "   Council Index of Growth
Action Plan:                                              2003
                       % Conduct criminal background checks for all new volunteers.
                       & Encourage the transition of Cub Scout Packs being chartered by schools to
                           being chartered by churches, which has a better base of potential volunteers.
                       & Develop and conduct an annual orientation for District Chairs and District
                           Commissioners.
                       & Create a volunteer leadership program called Hispanic Mentoring from
                           trained Scouters to assist in the formation of local adult leaders in the Tejas
                           District.
                                                          2004
                       % Conduct an annual District Key 3 goal setting conference in January and
                           then within each district.
                       % Conduct an annual Program Preview Conference in each district.
                       % Enhance and expand the annual Program Preview Conferences in each
                         district.
                       % Increase annual operating budgeted expenses for volunteer recognition.
                       % Working in cooperation with the Vice President of Operations recruit at least
                         one board member to serve on the District Nominating Committees.
                       & Develop a three-year plan to help support and train districts in methods of
                         recruiting and retaining district and unit level volunteers.
                                                          2005
                       & Redevelop and expand the Leader Mentoring program.
                       & Implement the District Committee Training Workshop in November.
                                                          2006
                       & Develop the Adopt-A-Troop program to provide more support for the
                           programs in the Tejas District.
                                                                2007
                       & Develop a three-year plan to recruit and retain district unit level volunteers.
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                                          EXECUTIVE BOARD
Objective:             Recruit an effective Executive Board that is representative of our geographic
                       area.

Goal:                  " Diversity of Executive Board including their background, age, and
                         geography.

Strategy:              " Develop a campaign, using the Nominating Committee, to identify and
                         recruit effective Executive Board members and annually evaluate their
                         effectiveness.

Measurement:           " Actual diversity and participation of Executive Board.

Action Plan:                                             2003
                       % Restructure the Executive Committee to more effectively and efficiently use
                         Executive Board resources.
                       % Update or write job descriptions for all board officer and committee chair
                         positions.
                       % Establish a Board Development Committee to determine the diversity
                         makeup of the current board and to establish a diversity goal for future
                         boards.

                                                         2004
                       % Begin conducting CEO Cultivation/Orientation Luncheons targeting the top
                          100 CEO’s in the Greater Austin area.
                       & Conduct a briefing session regarding different components of council/Scouting
                          operations at all executive committee and/or executive board meetings.
                       % Implement a new Friends of Scouting/ Special Event participation solicitation
                          and recognition plan.

                                                               2005
                       % Create the new Position of Vice President of ScoutReach as an executive
                          committee member.

                                                               2006

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                                           SEASONAL STAFF
Objective:             Recruit and retain a competent and diverse seasonal staff
Goal:                  " Attract, train, and properly manage sufficient quality seasonal staff.

Strategy:              " Create more competitive job opportunities and convenient settings for
                         tenured and qualified seasonal staff members.

Measurement:           " Unit leader and youth camp evaluations.

Action Plan:                                            2003
                       & Promote summer camp job opportunities through the Council’s website.
                       & Conduct criminal background checks for all seasonal staff over the age of
                          eighteen (18).

                                                         2004
                       & Create a committee to study seasonal staff pay and other motivational
                          incentives that could be used to attract and retain staff.
                       % Develop a standardized pay scale for seasonal staff using regional averages.
                       % Develop and conduct training for seasonal staff on customer service,
                          diversity training, and cross training in Scout skills in areas other than their
                          primary assignment.

                                                                2005

                                                          2006
                       & Upgrade the Staff quarters and recreational facilities at LCRA/Lost Pines
                          Scout Reservation to encourage older staff to apply and commit to an entire
                          summer camp season.

                                                                2007

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Capitol Area Council                    2003-2007                        Boy Scouts of America
                                      Strategic Plan


                                  PROGRAM




                               MISSION STATEMENT
    To provide quality, relevant programs to a greater number of youth and sponsoring
organizations throughout the Capital Area Council, in accordance with the aims and methods
                               of the Boy Scouts of America.




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                                   PROGRAM TASK FORCE
Task Force             Sid Covington – Chair                    Jim Morriss
Members:               Fred Estrello                            Vince Scanio
                       Preston Gee                              Frank Scofield
                       Roy Keithley                             Gary Smeltzer
                       Ted Linde                                Richard South
                       Larry Lindsay

Desired                Scouting Programs: To make programs and activities available to youth
Results:               that will increase the impact of Scouting on youth in the 15 counties served
                       by the Capitol Area Council.
                       " Cub Scouts: Provide the best possible Cub Scout experience by
                         providing a Cub Scout camping facility to be used for Cub Resident and
                         weekend camping on par with the best councils in the country.
                       " Boy Scouts: Provide the best possible Boy Scout experience by
                         providing increased Boy Scout camping opportunities by increasing
                         attendance at Summer Camp to the sustainable capacity of the facilities.
                       " Venturing: Increase Venturing programs to a more diverse and
                         expanding number of Venturing-aged youth.
                       " Order of the Arrow: Utilize the Order of the Arrow to further Council
                         program objectives by providing support to youth programs.
                       Camping/Outdoor: Develop a world-class C.O.P.E. facility available to
                       Scouts, Scouters, and members of business and community organizations
                       and develop a world-class Climbing facility available to Scouts and Scouters
                       based on the principles of CLIMB ON SAFELY. Improve retention of older
                       Scouts by providing high-adventure and National Jamboree participation
                       opportunities.
                       Training: Provide the best training opportunities for Scouts and Scouters in
                       the Capitol Area Council to permit them to better serve their organizations.
                       Minimize risk and liability to Council by developing and publicizing standards
                       and policies.
                       Events: Maximize public awareness of Scouting in the Capitol Area by
                       organizing and publicizing annual events such as the Council Annual
                       Awards Reception and Report to State/Scout Parade.
                       Administration: Provide the easiest and most accurate submission, entry,
                       and reporting of Scouting related information in a timely fashion.




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                                    Status of the Council in 2002

                       Strengths                                                 Weaknesses
     $    Council has an extensive set of properties            $     Commissioner’s effectiveness—could be
          available for use for Scouting activities.                  improved. Example is percent of units
     $    Boy Scout Resident Camp: At national level                  rechartering.
          or above with summer camping.                         $     Programs need improvement—make them
     $    General support for Scouting.                               fun, quality control
     $    Success of the Youth Protection program.              $     Lack of unit and district level job
                                                                      descriptions.
     $    Leadership/Volunteer Spirit—ethic of
          service.                                              $     Sponsoring units not fully understanding or
                                                                      buying into the program.
     $    Finance.
                                                                $     Communications.
     $    Good training focus—Wood Badge, Silver
          Pines, Powderhorn.                                    $     Program facilities need improvement in
                                                                      some areas.
     $    Council follows the National
          program…safety, Youth Protection, etc.                $     Training—could be more frequent. Need to
                                                                      track who has been trained. Who should
     $    Cub Scout Resident Camp—at medium of                        wear a “trained” badge, etc?
          national standard. Close to being in upper
          level.                                                $     Lack of long-term master plan for use of
                                                                      facilities.
     $    Attitude—willingness and desire to improve.
                                                                $     Lack of adaptability—willingness and ability
     $    Council participation in national high                      to change, adopt new technologies,
          adventure programs (youth) and training                     approaches, etc.
          opportunities.
                                                                $     Record keeping is “suspect” in some
     $    In-school/After school programs.                            cases—tracking of training, etc.
     $    Order of the Arrow: active program with               $     Decision process—how are decisions
          strong financial base.                                      made, communicated, explained, etc.
     $    Council participation in national training            $     Properties are focused on Southeast sector
          opportunities (adult).                                      of Council, but growth area is Northwest.
                                                                $     Cub Scout Fall Festival event is
                                                                      overcrowded and places too much stress on
                                                                      the LCRA/Lost Pines Scout Reservation.




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Status of the Council in 2002 (Continued):




                   Opportunities                                                Threats
    $   Help show value of Scouting to                        $   Competition from other camps with better
        community. Piggyback on other events,                     facilities and programs (Council camps,
        organizations, and activities.                            private camps, etc.).
    $   Teenage market, male and female                       $   Competition from other “after school”
    $   How to integrate with sports activities.                  programs, church youth groups, athletics,
                                                                  etc.
    $   Better marketing of programs—both image
        related and program related.                          $   Gay/atheist issue—potential threat to use
                                                                  of public facilities and current schools that
    $   Venture program/high adventure.                           charter Cub Scouting may discontinue
    $   Unique assets in properties.                              their programs at any time.
    $   Better serve minority and at-risk youth.              $   Time commitment of volunteers—tend to
    $   Family involvement—how to make Scout                      “suck people into a black hole.”
        bring families together instead of pulling            $   Camp location away from population
        kids and parents in different directions—                 growth.
        Family Camp, Friday Night Campfires,                  $   Any breakdown in Youth Protection could
        Cub Resident Camp, Fall Festival.                         result in significant negative publicity.
    $   Working with other organizations.                     $   Perception of Scouts not being cool.
                                                              $   Competition for camp staff from other job
                                                                  opportunities with better pay.
                                                              $   Financial barriers—stress on programs,
                                                                  stress on youth and families.
                                                              $   Lawsuits—ADA, accidents, OSHA
                                                                  standards, etc.—ensuring that National
                                                                  Safe Scouting standards are followed.




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                                           CUB SCOUT PROGRAM
Objective:             Provide Cub Scouting to an expanding number of youth and help packs provide
                       the best possible Cub Scout experience.
Goal:                  " Exceed the median and strive for the national standard for Cub Scout density
                           and Resident Camp attendance.
                       " Exceed the median and strive for the national standard for Resident Camp
                           attendance.

Strategy:              " Promote Cub Scouting with Council-wide recruiting campaigns.
                       " Improve and/or provide camp facilities for Cub Scouts (Cub World) with
                         supporting facilities for adult leaders. Facilities should be age-appropriate
                         and attractive to Cub Scouts and their parents and be used for Cub Scout
                         Resident Camp and other weekend family camping programs.
                       " Transition the Fall Festival from a Council–wide event to district activities.
                       " Transition the Fishing Derby from a Council–wide event to district activities.

Measurement:           " Council Index of Growth.
Action Plan:                                                     2003
                       & Develop and implement plan for a Council-wide School Night for Scouting
                           recruitment campaign for Cub Scouts.
                       % Establish a committee to study and make recommendations to the Facilities
                         Master Plan Committee regarding Cub Scout camping goals and objectives:
                         i.e. Day Camps, Resident Camps, Family Camporees, and Cub Partner
                         Overnighters.
                       & Conduct a study of the Cub Scout Fall Festival to determine the unit and
                         youth attendance by district.
                       & Conduct a pilot Family Camporee/Fall Festival activity with at least one
                         district.
                       & Conduct a study of the Cub Scout Fishing Derby to determine the unit and
                         youth attendance by district.
                                                                 2004
                       % Conduct the spring Fishing Derby as a district-led activity (modified).
                       % Develop and conduct a new Cub Scout Resident Camp Program during
                           spring break.
                       & Inquire and learn from other councils about Webelos Winter Camping
                           programs.
                       % Convert the Fall Festival from one Council-wide event to a district activity,
                           which will provide and an opportunity for family camping and/or a day of
                           “midway-type” games and activities.
                       %   Develop a plan to expand the Cub Scout Resident program and conduct a
                           study to determine if offering program specific sessions (Webelos 1 & 2,
                           Wolf, Bear, Tiger) would be effective.
                                                               2005
                       &   Encourage district fall Cub Scout activities to be held at Camp Tom Wooten
                           to introduce the new Cub World facilities
                       &   Establish a method to train districts and units on what program can be
                           conducted at the New Cub World.
                       &   Conduct a Webelos Winter Camp.



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                                                              2006
                       & Establish a committee to develop a plan, including manpower, needed to
                          conduct Cub Partner Overnighter activities.

                                                              2007

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                                         BOY SCOUT PROGRAM
Objective:             Provide Boy Scouting to an expanding number of youth and help troops provide
                       the best possible Boy Scout experience by increasing attendance at Summer
                       Camp to the sustainable capacity of the facilities and provide additional facilities
                       as required to keep pace with growth in Boy Scout program enrollment.

Goal:                  " Maintain being above the median and strive for the national standard of Boy
                         Scout density.
                       " 1,800 summer campers per summer.

Strategy:              " Improve programs to provide better advancement opportunities and
                         experience.
                       " Improve Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp facilities to provide better a camping
                         experience.
                       " Examine various marketing strategies and increase marketing and
                         communications about Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp to Council units.
Measurement:           " Council Index of Growth.
                       " Actual summer camp attendance.
Action Plan:                                                    2003
                       % Establish a committee to study and make recommendations to the Facilities
                           Master Plan Committee regarding Boy Scout camping goals and objectives:
                           i.e. Summer Camp, Silver Pines and Winter Camp.
                       %   Un-bundle the costs associated with unique programs at summer camp and
                           charge those costs to the Scouts or Scouts participating at registration.
                       %   Provide an incentive program for units to attend weeks 4-6 at summer camp
                           at Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp.
                       &   Recruit a volunteer Chaplin by the Relationships Committee for summer
                           camp at Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp.
                       %   Enhance the Council website for improved marketing and easier access to
                           information at summer camp at Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp.
                       &   Review the "Camp Master" program.

                                                                2004
                       % Develop a plan to have a Chaplin at summer camp at Lost Pines Pines Boy
                           Scout Camp.
                       & Enhance the current “Camp Master” program to be of better service to the
                           units using LCRA/Lost Pines Scout Reservation in the off season.
                       % Implement the suggestions made through the 2003 Summer Camp
                           Evaluation reports.
                       % Develop and implement a series of special program opportunity weekends.
                                                         2005
                       & Expand the Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp waterfront to provide a safer and
                         more exciting program.

                                                         2006
                       & Develop and implement a new summer camp type program for Scouts and
                         non-Scouts from East and South Austin
                                                         2007

                                                                2008

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                                         VENTURING PROGRAM
Objective:             Increase the number of Venturing programs to a more diverse and expanding
                       number of Venturing-aged youth.

Goal:                  " Increase number of Venturing Crews.
                       " Maintain exceeding the median and strive for the national standard of
                         Venturing density.


Strategy:              " Continue promotion of Venturing by providing Council-sponsored activities.
                       " Provide Council sponsored Venturing camping/high-adventure opportunities.


Measurement:           " Actual number of Venturing Crews.
                       " Council Index of Growth.

Action Plan:                                                   2003
                       %   Establish a committee to study and make recommendations to the Facilities
                           Master Plan Committee regarding Venturing outdoor program goals and
                           objectives.
                       &   Continue to conduct the annual Powderhorn training program.
                       %   Develop a Council Venturing Committee to develop a plan to market
                           Venturing, support existing and new crews with training and new Council
                           programs such as a weekend and weeklong programs at LCRA/Lost Pines
                           Scout Reservation and the Griffith League Ranch.
                       &   Conduct a study to determine when the demand is great enough to have a
                           special Venturing summer camp program, which would include COPE,
                           Climbing, Pack & Paddle, etc.
                       %   Develop and maintain an up-to-date Venturing presence on the Council
                           website.
                       &   Conduct an annual training of new Venturing Officers Association (VOA)
                           officers and assist them to participate in the planning of Venturing events.
                       &   Develop a scripted and visually-supported PowerPoint sales presentation,
                           including the “Hangin Out” video for use at service club meetings, chartered
                           organization meetings, summer camps, etc.,

                                                               2004
                       % Develop an Authorized Provider relationship with the American Red Cross.
                       & Hold a weeklong Venturing Resident Summer Camp when the demand is
                           sufficient.
                       % Begin partnering with other councils to conduct Powderhorn training when
                           needed.

                                                               2005
                       & Conduct the new Venturing Kodiak training.
                       & Identify and implement National council resources to promote the Venturing
                           program.

                                                               2006

                                                               2007

                                                               2008

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                                        ORDER OF THE ARROW
Objective:             Utilize the Order of the Arrow to further Council program objectives by
                       providing support to youth programs.

Goal:                  "   Assume a larger role in promotion and improvement of the camping
                           program at LCRA/Lost Pines Scout Reservation.

Strategy:              "   Increase OA membership by development of standardized unit
                           election criteria and presentations.
                       "   Promote the Troop Representative leadership position.
                       "   Promote Brotherhood membership.

Measurement:           "   Achievement of Quality Lodge Status.
                       "   Meeting current obligations on endowment funds and FOS
                           contributions.

Action Plan:                                                   2003
                       &   Develop an active camp promotion team within each OA chapter.
                       &   In conjunction with the future Facilities Master Plan, identify projects that the
                           OA can take on as improvement projects.
                       &   Identify ways that the lodge can assist the Hispanic Mentoring Program.
                       &   Identify ways that the Lodge can assist with the at risk urban/rural unit
                           program initiative called “ScoutReach.”

                                                                2004
                       % Institute an OA election team training and presentation program for each
                           chapter camp promotion team.
                       % Institute an OA Troop Representative training program.
                       & Develop as part of the camp promotion material, a camp brochure, and a
                           video promoting Boy Scout summer camp at Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp
                           and Cub Scout resident camp at Camp Tom Wooten.
                       &   Develop a team of adults to support the Adopt-a-Troop program.
                       &   Implement the Order of the Arrow Camp Master program at LCRA/Lost Pines
                           Scout Reservation.
                                                             2005
                       &   Develop and implement a Big Brother program for each new Arrowman to
                           help insure that they become actively involved in the lodge and obtain
                           Brotherhood status.
                       &   Working with the Council Membership Committee conduct a Council
                           Webelos to Scout Cross Over ceremony.

                                                                2006

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                                   CAMPING/OUTDOOR PROGRAM
Objective:             Improve retention of older Scouts by providing high-adventure and
                       National Jamboree participation opportunities.
Goal:                   " Develop and communicate a staffed Challenging Outdoor Personal
                           Experience (C.O.P.E.) program that can be used year-round by
                           Scouting units, youth serving organizations, and businesses with
                           Scouting units getting preference on weekends.
                        " Develop and communicate a Climbing program that can be used
                           year-round by Scouting units.
                        " Sponsor at least one Council-supported activity at a BSA National
                           High-Adventure base each year and make high-adventure activities
                           available on a local basis.
                        " Sponsor a Council contingent to the National Scout Jamboree every
                           four years.

Strategy:              " Develop a world-class C.O.P.E. facility available to Scouts, Scouters,
                         and members of business and community organizations and develop
                         a world-class Climbing facility available to Scouts and Scouters based
                         on the principles of CLIMB ON SAFELY.
                       " Increased marketing and promotion for all high adventure
                         opportunities.
Measurement:           " Year-round C.O.P.E. and Climbing programs are in place.
                       " Participation in Council Contingents to Philmont Scout Ranch is
                         obtained.
                       " Jamboree troop slots are obtained and committee created and
                         operational.

Action Plan:                                             2003
                       & Develop a Leave No Trace training program and promotion plan for the
                           Griffith League Ranch.
                       & Develop a low impact camping and hiking program and promotion plan for
                           the Griffith League Ranch.
                       % Develop a process for qualification for unit camping at Griffith League Ranch
                           and implement sign-up/reservation system.
                       %   Establish a committee to study and make recommendations to the Facilities
                           Master Plan Committee regarding C.O.P.E. and Climbing outdoor program
                           goals and objectives.
                       &   Develop a marketing plan including materials to use with Scouting units and
                           other youth serving agencies.
                       &   Conduct a survey among troops and crews to ascertain their level of interest
                           in using the C.O.P.E. program for team building.
                       %   Identify the level of available staff and staffing requirements for weekend,
                           winter, and spring break use of facilities.
                       %   Develop a committee to organize and manage the 2005 National Scout
                           Jamboree experience.
                       %   Send a Council Contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch.




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                                                               2004
                       & Develop the Pack & Paddle program on a year-round basis independent from
                           the Boy Scout summer camp.
                       & Incorporate C.O.P.E. Training into the backcountry program on the Griffith
                           League Ranch.
                       & Conduct a survey among troops and crews to ascertain their level of interest
                           in using the Climbing facility for merit badge and outdoor leadership training
                       % Hold C.O.P.E. facilitator-and Climbing instructor training classes on a regular
                         basis and during camp to build a group of facilitators and instructors in the
                         units and through the districts of the councils.
                       % Send a Council Contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch.
                       % Develop and implement specialty weekend mini-camps for Boy Scouts and
                         Venturers. (now known as the Hornaday Program)

                                                         2005
                       & Develop a weekend, winter, and spring break programs that will encourage
                           the use of the C.O.P.E and Climbing facilities by units and other
                           organizations.
                       &   Identify businesses and community organizations that might have an interest
                           in using the C.O.P.E. course for team building and/or the Climbing facility.
                       &   Send a Council contingent to the Boy Scout National Jamboree.
                       &   Send a Council Contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch.
                       &   Begin the promotion of the 2008 World Jamboree.

                                                          2006
                       & Send a Council Contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch.

                                                          2007
                       & Send a Council Contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch.
                       & Develop a committee to organize and manage the 2010 National Scout
                           Jamboree experience

                                                               2008




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                                               TRAINING
Strategic              To provide training opportunities to youth participants and adult volunteers
Objective:             to enable them to make the best possible Scouting program available to
                       all involved youth and adults throughout the Council.

Goal:                  "   Exceed the median and strive for the national standard of top leaders
                           trained to insure all adult leaders have been trained in the Aims and
                           Methods of Scouting, know the rules of Youth Protection, understand
                           and use the Guide to Safe Scouting, and are able to provide the
                           strongest programs for the Youth of our Council in a safe and
                           supportive manner.

Strategy:              "   Develop and communicate Council’s Youth Protection policies.
                       "   Insure adult leader training curriculum is in place in all Districts and in
                           use at all Council training sessions.
                       "   Provide youth leadership training and communicate the purposes of
                           this training to Scouts throughout the Council.

Measurement:           "   Council Index of Growth.


Action Plan:                                                  2003
                       %   Restructure the Council Training Committee to include a Youth Training sub-
                           committee, Adult Training sub-committee, and Youth Protection sub-
                           committee.
                       %   Establish a committee to study and make recommendations to the Facilities
                           Master Plan Committee regarding training goals and objectives.
                       %   Develop and implement a Council Youth Protection Training program.
                       %   Provide Youth Protection Training through the Council’s website.
                       %   Develop a plan to meet the growth demands of the summer Silver Pines
                           program.
                       &   Establish a committee to develop Council standards for training course
                           administration to include course implementation and participant tracking.

                                                           2004
                       % Conduct a Youth Protection Training session for other youth serving
                         organizations.
                       % Provide Youth Protection Training online in Spanish.

                                                        2005
                       & Implement and promote the new Youth Protection training material.


                                                              2006

                                                              2007

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                                                 EVENTS
Strategic              Maximize public awareness of Scouting in the Capitol Area by organizing
Objective:             and publicizing annual events such as the Report to State/Scout Parade
                       and the Council Annual Awards Reception.

Goal:                  " Provide an annual report to the State of Texas on the achievements of
                         Scouting in the state and the progress being made in each of the
                         state's chartered councils, and provide a meaningful celebration of the
                         anniversary of Scouting.
                       " Publicly recognize top performing volunteers in Council and publicize
                         Council’s reach throughout our area.

Strategy:              " Provide additional publicity for events to local media.
                       " Better organize existing committees with work plans.

Measurement:           " Number of attendees at events.
                       " Number of dignitaries attending events.
                       " Amount of publicity carried by media.

Action Plan:                                                   2003
                       & Develop presentations/press kits/contacts/photo opportunities for the various
                          news media to be distributed to media in advance of activities.
                       % Include the Venturing Bronze and Ranger recipients in the Council Awards
                         Reception.
                       & Include the Exploring Gold recipients in the Council Awards Reception.

                                                               2004
                       & Determine opportunities to expand Council activities such as the Texas
                          Heritage Trail to provide opportunities for Scouts to be more visible.
                       & Coordinate other activities with the Report to State (e.g., Bullock Museum,
                         LBJ Library) for visiting units.
                       & Add a page to the Capitol Area Council website to list community program
                         opportunities for Scouts to participate in which may not be council or district
                         coordinated activities.

                                                           2005
                       & Conduct a study to determine if the Whitney M. Young award(s) should be
                          presented at a separate function.

                                                               2006

                                                               2007

                                                               2008




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                                  FACILITIES




                                MISSION STATEMENT
Plan, develop, and manage the properties and facilities in a cost effective, environmentally
sustainable way—to meet the growth needs in the Capitol Area Council for the current and
                                 future generations.




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                                  FACILITIES TASK FORCE



Task Force             K. Dale Cooper – Chair                   Mark Palmer
Members:               James Holden                             Kip Thompson
                       Jack Holford                             Herman Thun, Jr.

Desired                " Administrative: Have an office/service center that is functional,
Results:                 convenient for volunteers, has adequate space to meet current and
                         future staff needs, and has marketing appeal.

                       " Outdoor Facilities: Ensure that facilities provide an up-to-date,
                         creative, enjoyable, safe and educational experience for Scouts, to
                         support program goals.

                       " Retail Facilities: Provide a retail environment that is user friendly,
                         convenient, visually appealing, and marketable.




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                                    Status of the Council in 2002

                       Strengths                                               Weaknesses
     $    Owns nine separate pieces of property,              $      Some camps are under utilized and the
          which includes six camps and over 8,000                    LCRA/Lost Pines Scout Reservation may
          acres.                                                     be over utilized.
     $    Valuable properties.                                $      Inadequate transportation to program
                                                                     areas at LCRA/Lost Pines Scout
     $    Council owns the office building, which
                                                                     Reservation and Griffith League Ranch.
          includes a Scout Shop, and serves over
          21,500 registered youth.                            $      Council office is in an inconvenient
                                                                     location for the majority of our customers.
     $    Multiple use facilities such as dining hall,
                                                              $      Council office and some facilities at the
          commissary, etc. at LCRA/Lost Pines
                                                                     camps are not ADA compliant.
          Scout Reservation.
                                                              $      Council office has inadequate space for
     $    Griffith League Ranch has tremendous                       current usage and future needs for staff,
          potential for program and revenue.                         office space.
     $    Properties vary in topography and                   $      Annual road and building maintenance at
          program opportunities.                                     camps has not been adequate for current
     $    Trust Assets/Operating Income.                             usage.
     $    Facilities are close to the Council area            $      Office computer system and phone
          served.                                                    system are inadequate for current usage
                                                                     and future growth needs.
                                                              $      Camp Rathgeber has no usage.
                                                              $      Lack of facilities.
                                                              $      Council has no master plan for
                                                                     development and usage of its facilities
                                                                     and properties.
                                                              $      Council does not own all camp
                                                                     maintenance equipment, such as
                                                                     backhoe, trencher, meri crusher, for the
                                                                     adequate upkeep of the property.
                                                              $      Inadequate staff to take care of
                                                                     properties.
                                                              $      High adventure – outside council.
                                                              $      Trust assets do not provide a consistent
                                                                     flow of funds for maintenance—results in
                                                                     ebb and flow in maintenance over the
                                                                     years.
                                                              $      Council does not have a schedule or
                                                                     budget for the replacement of camp
                                                                     maintenance equipment such as tractors,
                                                                     trucks, etc.
                                                              $      Griffith League Ranch has the Houston
                                                                     Toad, an endangered species, on the
                                                                     property, which has caused the Council
                                                                     to expend resources in the development
                                                                     and approval of a Habitat Conservation
                                                                     Plan.
                                                              $      Seasonal usage of facilities.
                                                              $      Accessible/ADA.

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Status of the Council in 2002 (Continued):


                       Opportunities                                              Threats
     $    The Council has become a leader in the               $     Property Trust Fund, which is used for
          research and preservation of the Houston                   camp development, acquisition and other
          Toad because of our development plans                      capital needs, has decreased due to the
          for the Griffith League Ranch.                             downturn of the market.
     $    Increased office space for the addition of           $     Inadequate council office facilities will not
          staff and services to serve the growth of                  allow for the efficient service by staff to
          youth and families in the Central Texas                    volunteers, youth members, and their
          area.                                                      families with the projected growth rates,
     $    Improved customer satisfaction can be                      which could be up to 30,000 registered
          achieved with an adequate Scout Shop                       youth by 2007.
          facility and location.                               $     Environmental controls
     $    Explore use of facilities on off-season.             $     Keeping up with OSHA and ADA
     $    Potential for improved customer                            standards
          satisfaction and the generation of                   $     Loss of operating income from Trusts has
          additional revenue, if the Scout Shop                      made it more difficult to keep up with
          facility is improved.                                      routine maintenance of facilities.
     $    Griffith League Ranch has the potential to           $     Current economic conditions have made
          provide new programs.                                      capital campaign fundraising difficult
     $    Griffith League Ranch has the potential to           $     Trust funds do not provide consistent flow
          generate annual revenue from natural                       of maintenance funds, particularly when
          resources.                                                 the market is depressed
     $    Look for profit potential via properties.            $     Investment income to the Scott Wooten
     $    Facilities available to other entities
          (schools, associations, etc.).




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                                    COUNCIL SERVICE CENTER
 Objective:            Provide appropriate service to charter partners, adult volunteers, and members
                       and achieve Council goals through a service center that has adequate space,
                       utilizes technology, is conveniently located, and has marketing appeal.

 Goal:                 " Ensure there is a consistent amount of funding available year-to-year for
                         maintenance and development of Council property and facilities.
                       " Ensure there is a consistent amount of funding available year-to-year for
                         acquisition and maintenance of appropriate furniture, fixtures and equipment.
                       " Find ways to outreach the Scout office/service center to the more distant parts
                         of the Council.

 Strategy:             " Establish a master plan for planning, developing, and maintaining facilities, to
                         ensure long-term value to the youth scouts in the CAC.
                       " Establish a funding formula for property maintenance (i.e. a set percentage
                         of the revenue stream year-to-year). Ensure equity in funding for
                         maintenance, staff, and programs.
                       " Conduct an inventory analysis of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
                         Determine when to replace and how to dispose of items no longer needed.

 Measurement:          " Have a plan that predicts the need for capital and maintenance funds from
                         year-to-year, over a long-term period.
                       " Review operations and maintenance activity on a yearly basis to determine
                         conformance with plan.
                       " Operation and Maintenance cost of combined facilities are less costly than
                         under separate operations.


 Action Plan:                                                  2003
                       % Establish a committee and develop a new master plan for all Council facilities
                          including a Council Service Center.
                       & Inventory computers, office equipment, furniture, and other facility-support
                         equipment to establish picture of existing assets and identify needs for
                         future.
                       & Explore combined use of leased or owned office/service center with other
                         organizations with similar goals and objectives
                       & Prepare a facilities management plan listing systems and equipment
                         requiring maintenance (where, what, when, how, cost).

                                                          2004
                       & Replace the telephone system.
                       % Finalize the new Properties Master Plan for all Council facilities including a
                          Council Service Center.
                       % Renovate the lobby area of the council office and take corrective action
                         regarding the erosion problem.
                       % Purchase to replace the copier and add the additional equipment of a folder
                         to the print shop equipment.




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                                                              2005
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.
                       & Secure a site for the Frank Fickett Scout Service Center.

                                                           2006
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.

                                                          2007
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan

                                                              2008




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                                      CAMPING FACILITIES
 Strategic             Have adequate facilities to meet the outdoor needs of current and future
 Objective:            use.
 Goal:                  " Ensure there is a consistent amount of funding available year-to-year
                           for maintenance and development of Council property and facilities.
                        " Establish an environmentally sustainable design and use of camping
                           grounds and facilities.
                        " Ensure there is a consistent amount of funding available year-to-year
                           for acquisition and maintenance of appropriate fixtures and equipment.
                        " Ensure that outdoor facilities are optimized for maximum value in
                           enabling the Scouting program.

 Strategy:             " Don’t overbuild beyond the Council’s ability to equip and maintain the
                         facilities in order to successfully support the program.
                       " Establish a master plan for planning, developing and maintaining
                         facilities, to ensure long-term value to the youth and Scouts.
                       " Partner with other organizations to maximize use, development and
                         maintenance of facilities.
                       " Establish a funding formula for property maintenance (i.e., a set
                         percentage of the revenue stream year-to-year). Ensure equity in
                         funding for maintenance, staff and programs.
                       " Establish separate funds for capital development and maintenance.
                       " Study environmental impacts that will affect how properties can be
                         used and developed.
                       " Consider selling properties that are underutilized.
                       " Utilize National office resources where appropriate to capitalize on
                         their experience with other councils and to reduce our out of pocket
                         cost.
                       " Consider leasing other existing facilities (such as Sunshine Camp) in
                         order to better serve non-traditional audiences.
                       " Make the facilities more attractive to campers (examples: platform
                         tents, camp pavilions, etc.)
 Measurement:          " Survey of users of facilities.
                       " Review and analyze accident reports annually.
                       " Financial analysis of cost vs. benefit of various properties.
                       " Survey of users, regarding environmental standards, should be
                         compared to Austin vs. National standards.
                       " Track amount of usage of camp each year compared to prior years
                         and to maximum.




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Capitol Area Council                      2003-2007 Strategic Plan                    Facilities (Continued)

 Action Plan:                                                   2003
                       % Establish a committee and develop a new master plan for all Council
                           camping facilities.
                       & Conduct a financial analysis of cost vs. benefit of all camping properties.
                       & Conduct an inventory of outdoor fixtures and equipment to establish picture
                         of existing assets and identify needs for future.
                       & Conduct a study and benchmark best practices in other organizations (other
                         Councils and other non-Scout organizations.) for facility design and
                         development to support program goals.
                       & Complete writing one-half of the Operational Management Plan in relation of
                         the Habitat Conservation Plan for the Griffith League Ranch.
                       & Develop and implement an Education Program regarding the Houston Toad
                         for campers of the Griffith League Ranch.

                                                                2004
                       & Compete the writing of the Operational Management Plan in relation of the
                           Habitat Conservation Plan for the Griffith League Ranch.
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Operational Management Plan for the
                           Griffith League Ranch.
                       %   Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.
                       %   Construct a new climbing tower at Lost Pines Scout Camp.
                       %   Renovate the Wooten Lodge and update the shower houses and swimming
                           pool at Camp Tom Wooten.
                       %   Complete surveying to ground proof for all construction sites at Camp Tom
                           Wooten for the new Cub World and at Griffith League Ranch.

                                                                2005
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Operational Management Plan for the
                           Griffith League Ranch
                       & Construct the fort/stockade, Indian teepee village, and new archery range in
                           the new Cub World on Camp Tom Wooten at the LCRA/Lost Pines Scout
                           Reservation.
                       &   Complete design and engineering of a new wastewater treatment facility for
                           LCRA/Lost Pines Scout Reservation.
                       &   Begin construction of new trail system at Griffith League Ranch.
                       &   Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.
                       &   Construct a new swimming pool in the new Cub World on Camp Tom
                           Wooten at the LCRA/Lost Pines Scout Reservation.

                                                           2006
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Operational Management Plan for the
                         Griffith League Ranch
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.

                                                                2007
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Operational Management Plan for the
                           Griffith League Ranch

                                                                2008



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Capitol Area Council                     2003-2007 Strategic Plan                   Facilities (Continued)

                                         RETAIL FACILITIES
Objective:             Have a Scout Shop that is convenient and appealing to volunteers and
                       parents of youth members.

                       Ensure that all growth and development of the retail center (Scout Shop)
                       is self-funded, and that the Scout Shop becomes a greater asset to the
                       Council as a funding source for program and facility development and
                       maintenance.

Goal:                  " Ensure there is a consistent amount of funding available year-to-year
                         for maintenance and development of Council retail facilities.
                       " Ensure there is a consistent amount of funding available year-to-year
                         for acquisition and maintenance of appropriate stock, fixtures and
                         equipment.

Strategy:              " Establish a master plan for planning, developing, and maintaining
                         facilities, to ensure long-term value to the youth Scouts.
                       " Establish a funding formula for property maintenance (i.e. a set
                         percentage of the revenue stream year-to-year). Ensure equity in
                         funding for maintenance, staff, and programs.
                       " Establish separate funds for capital development and maintenance.

Measurement:           "   Compare current sales to prior years sales.
                       "   Profitability of Scout Shop sales.
                       "   Survey of where users are coming from, by zip code.
                       "   Review inventory and calculate inventory turnover.
Action Plan:                                               2003
                       & Establish a Retail Facilities Committee and develop a long-term Scout Shop
                           plan.
                       & Identify and secure a new location for the Scout Shop.
                       & Increase the hours of operation of the Scout Shop.
                       % Provide Cam Data training for the manager of the Scout Shop.
                                                           2004
                       & Conduct a study to determine the feasibility of a mobile Scout Shop.
                       % Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.
                                                              2005
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.
                                                           2006
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.
                                                              2007
                       & Take the prescribed steps of the Properties Master Plan.
                                                              2008




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                                       Strategic Plan


                                     FINANCE




                                MISSION STATEMENT

 Provide the financial resources necessary to serve the needs today and in the future of the
                             communities and families we serve.




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                                   FINANCE TASK FORCE

Task Force             Steve T. Matthews – Chair               Craig Hughes
Members:               Rob Golding                             Terry Hall

Desired                " Increase revenue from current and future sources.
Results:
                       " Ensure that the Council’s Revenue over Expenses at the end of each
                         year meet or exceed National Standards.

                       " Ensure that the Council has the proper assets to support its programs.

                       " Develop and implement a capital campaign that will fund the approved
                         Properties Master Plan.

                       " Diversify the potential risk of individual sources of revenue, which
                         comes from relying too heavily from certain sources of funding.




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                                   Status of the Council in 2002

                       Strengths                                          Weaknesses
    $   4,289 Friends of Scouting Contributors.             $   Month to month cash flow.
    $   Endowment value.                                    $   Trust Income Disbursement policy.
    $   Asset Value.                                        $   Friends of Scouting growth.
    $   Friends of Scouting success.                        $   Understaffed professionally.
    $   United Way contributions.                           $   Budget does not include depreciation.
    $   Patriotic environment.                              $   Capital Campaign momentum.
    $   Large diverse geographic council.                   $   Funding replacement of capital items.
    $   Positive influence in East and South                $   Community unaware of East Austin
        Austin.                                                 outreach.
    $   New Scout Executive’s enthusiasm.                   $   Fundraising effort does stand out in
    $   Size and diversity of Executive Board.                  community.
    $   Special Events including the Auction, Golf          $   Funding operations verses fixed assets.
        Tournament, and Sporting Clay Shoot.                $   Friends of Scouting organization.
                                                            $   Friends of Scouting revenue is less than
                                                                comparative councils.
                                                            $   No presence outside Austin.
                                                            $   Reliance on Austin’s fluctuating economy.




                   Opportunities                                             Threats
    $   Corporate and community based funding.              $   United Way inclusiveness issue.
    $   Friends of Scouting growth in number of             $   Trust Income not available.
        prospects and amount of contributions.              $   Slow or weak economy.
    $   Griffith League Ranch Mitigation Bank and           $   Potential of the Capital Area United Way
        Water Rights.                                           de-funding in 2004.
    $   New special events.
    $   Current patriotic feelings.
    $   Endowment.
    $   Camping fees that cover the true costs of
        the program.
    $   Liquidation of assets.
    $   Prominent leaders – Scouting Alumni.
    $   Foundations – private / public and
        corporate for new initiatives to serve East
        and South Austin.




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                                  OPERATING & CAPITAL REVENUE
Objective:             Diversify individual sources of revenue to ensure that the Council’s
                       Revenue over Expenses at the end of each year meets or exceeds the
                       National Standard.

Goal:                  " Have a balanced operating budget and a sustainable capital budget
                         each year that achieves the Council’s goals to improve the quality,
                         diversify and broaden the impact of Scouting, in order to meet the
                         needs in the Capitol Area.

Strategies:            " Prepare for the potential loss of United Way funds through other
                         sources of revenue.
                       " Fund new initiatives that showcase Scouting’s contribution to the
                         community.
                       " Increase the Council’s support from Foundations.
                       " Increase Friends of Scouting collections.
                       " Increase sales through our retail shop.
                       " Ensure that we charge the actual costs of the program to participants.
                       " Ensure that all activities generate revenue over expenses.
                       " Consider the liquidation of assets not being fully utilized.

Measurement:           Actual amount of revenue generated vs. actual expenses.

Action Plan:                                               2003
                       % Restructure the Friends of Scouting campaign to significantly secure more
                           contributions.
                       &   Develop a recognition program for major donors.
                       %   Develop an annual Stockholders’ Report.
                       %   Conduct a new annual special event in the form of a “Gathering of Eagles” or
                           “Distinguished Citizens Dinner.” (Achieved 2004)
                       &   Apply for new program funding from foundations for the new “ScoutReach”
                           initiative.
                       &   Apply to the Capital Area United Way for special seed grant funding for the
                           new “ScoutReach” initiative.
                       %   Amend the Income Disbursement policy of the Scott Trust and Wooten Trust
                           to build the corpus and provide for a more consistent flow of annual revenue.
                       &   Develop a “Six Month Operating Program,“ within the Operating Fund and a
                           Major Maintenance Program,” “Technology Program,” and “Vehicle
                           Replacement Program” within the Capital Fund for budgeting and projected
                           income needs.
                       &   Review the Council’s employee transportation plan.
                       &   Develop a plan to have knowledge of who are Eagle Scouts and maintain a
                           relationship with them.
                       &   Conduct a review of current Council Accident & Insurance Coverage.




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                                                            2004
                       & Conduct an annual Heritage Society Dinner for Endowment donors.
                       & Produce an annual newsletter marketing “ScoutReach.”
                       % Develop a plan to solicit our stakeholders and membership to designate their
                          United Way contributions to the Capitol Area Council.
                       % Implement the new major donor recognition program.
                       % Develop and Implement a plan to overcome the loss of community fund
                         allocation from the United Way Capital Area.
                       & Conduct a study into the usefulness of a hiring practices insurance policy.
                       & Establish a Foundation Committee.

                                                          2005
                       & Apply for new program funding from foundations for the new “ScoutReach”
                         initiative.
                       & Review and evaluate our United Way Partners to determine a plan of action.
                       & Review and develop other additional sources of revenue.

                                                         2006
                       & Conduct annual estate planning seminars.

                                                              2007

                                                              2008




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Capitol Area Council                      2003-2007 Strategic Plan                    Finance (Continued)

                                 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE
Objective:             Ensure that the Council has the proper capital assets to support the
                       program.

Goal:                  "   Reach or exceed the funds necessary to fully implement the approved
                           Properties Master Plan.
Strategy:              "   Expand the scope of the capital campaign to include new projects to
                           help attract new donors.

Measurement:           "   Actual amount raised for the Capital Campaign.
Action Plan:                                                   2003
                       & Continue cultivation with pending Capital Campaign prospects.
                       & Develop a campaign update to send to current and future investors.

                                                         2004
                       % Send an update and current status report to all investors in the Capital
                         Campaign.
                       & Determine a plan of action for the Capital Campaign.

                                                               2005
                       & Conduct a feasibility study for a Capital Campaign to begin raising the funds
                           to complete the projects within the approved Properties Master Plan.
                       & Begin to develop a plan for a capital campaign to begin raising the funds to
                           complete the projects within the Properties Master Plan.

                                                               2006

                                                               2007

                                                               2008




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Capitol Area Council                     2003-2007                        Boy Scouts of America
                                       Strategic Plan



                 Method of Strategic Plan Update
Annually in November, this Strategic Plan will be evaluated and updated to keep it current
and adaptive to the resources and situations of each year. The action plan items that have
been completed will be marked with a “!”. New action plan items will be added as
determined necessary. Additionally, after each year of the plan has been completed, an
additional year of action plans will be added; therefore keeping the planning of the Capitol
Area Council five years out in advance.

After the Strategic Plan has been updated in November, the annual operating and capital
budgets will be developed for the upcoming year. The Executive Committee and
Executive Board will receive a report of the updated Strategic Plan each January.

The Council Index of Growth will measure many of the goals in the plan. This will allow the
Council to measure its successes compared to other councils and a national standard
establish by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America.


Updates from the November 11, 2003 Strategic Plan meeting are shown in this document
and are reflected as revision 2.0.

Updates from the December 1, 2004 Strategic Plan meeting are shown in this document
and are reflected as revision 5.0.




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                               Strategic Plan


                       Council Index of Growth




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