This overview of the benefits currently offered by the Boy Scouts of
America is not intended to be complete or legally binding and may vary
between councils. A more complete description of the benefits currently
offered is set forth in the summary plan description contained in the Boy
Scouts of America Employee Benefits Handbook. In addition, note that all
benefit plans may be amended, modified, suspended, or terminated in whole or
in part at any time by the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of
The local councils of the Boy Scouts of America offer a multitude of
benefits for professionals. The benefits offered are considered to be among
the best in the nonprofit sector. The packages offered by the Boy Scouts of
America and its local councils include major medical, dental, vision, and
prescription coverage in addition to long-term disability, accident, and
life insurance, and retirement plans.
The minimum starting salary for a professional Scouter in a beginning
management position is more than $35,500. Annual salary increases are
based on an individual's contributions and overall performance.
The BSA Medical Plan is designed to provide comprehensive coverage for
medical expenses and prescriptions.
The BSA Dental Assistance Plan is designed to provide assistance with
the covered dental expenses. An optional Preferred Dentist Program
is also available.
The BSA Vision Care Plan is designed to encourage employees and eligible
dependents to take advantage of one complete eye exam every 12 months.
Employees may also enroll in the hardware program.
Long-Term Disability Plan
The BSA Long-Term Disability Plan covers an employee 24 hours a day for
disability sustained on or off the job. If approved, the employee would
receive 60 percent of monthly income minus income from other sources.
Group Life Insurance
The BSA Group Life Insurance Plan provides for Basic Life of 1x salary,
Optional Life up to 6x salary, and Dependent Life Insurance for eligible
dependents. The policy is a term life policy with no cash value.
Group Accident Insurance
The BSA Group Accident Insurance Plan provides a benefit when a loss is
sustained as a result of accidental death or bodily injury, anywhere in
the world, on or off the job.
Scout Executives' Alliance
The BSA Scout Executives' Alliance is a fellowship fund conceived and
administered by professional Scouters. The fund is fully insured through
a term life policy with no cash value.
The BSA continues to offer a defined benefit plan that provides for a
lifetime income based upon salary and years of credited benefit service.
Employees are eligible to enter the plan after one year of employment
and become vested after five years of eligible service.
Tax-deferred annuities are also available as an option for employees.
These plans provide a tax advantage for employees while working and
supplement their incomes at retirement.