Does your son want to be a Scout?
Join Scouting
Greater NY CouncilsAbout UsReports & Publications

Reports & Publications:
(Regular publications, policies and financial reports)

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America is to serve society by helping to instill values in young people, and in other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime and to achieve their full potential.

Non-discrimination Statement:
The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America is in business to help all children in the five boroughs of New York City. As the most diverse youth organization in the most diverse community in the country, we are committed to this mission and we oppose any form of unlawful discrimination. All of our members repeatedly pledge to respect all people and defend the rights of others. Prejudice, intolerance and unlawful discrimination in any form are unacceptable within the ranks of the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America.

May 23, 2013 - GNYC Statement in Response to Membership Standards Decision

The National voting members of the Boy Scouts of America passed the resolution that eliminates membership standards for youth members. The Boy Scouts of America is a youth-centered organization and the Greater New York Councils is pleased that openly gay youth can participate in Scouting’s meaningful leadership development programs across the country. This is positive step in the right direction. However, we remain extremely disappointed that the resolution did not include gay adult volunteers and we will continue to work towards a fully inclusive national policy. We strongly believe that both gay adults and youth must be welcomed in Scouting.

2013 Update:
In its 103 year history, the Greater New York Councils has never denied membership to a youth or adult due to sexual orientation and is actively working to advocate for a more inclusive national policy. On May 3rd our volunteer leadership released the following statement.


Annual Reports:

2010 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2010 Audited Financial Statements
2011 Audited Financial Statements
2012 Audited Financial Statements
2013 Audited Financial Statements

2011 990 Form
2012 990 Form
2013 990 Form

501c3 Declaration

GNYC Strategic Plan:
2013 Strategic Plan

GNYC By the Numbers:
2013 Infographic

The Greater New York Councils is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of its members and those who visit its website. It is our policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was provided.

Privacy Policy
Whistle Blower Policy
Social Media Guidelines


Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7820, New York, NY 10118
Main Phone: (212) 242-1100  Main Fax: (212) 242-3630 Privacy Policy