$0 as in person fired, position eliminated, or ... restructured and filled by a volunteer?
Some of those executives received large increases in just one year. Compare to 2017 Schedule J (page 93)
Also of note (page 17)
Also of note Schedule F - Activities Outside the United States, Grants and Assistance to Individuals Outside the U S (pages 52-69). Some serious scout bucks to "Support International Scouting".
So, I decided to take a look at this. We don't have National's IRS 990 forms for 2019 year; they have until May 15, but almost every group I've ever known always files for the automatic 6-month extension, so I don't think anything of it. We do have for 2018, which were filed in October 2019 (again, 6 month automatic extension).
IRS Form 990 (Tax Year 2018)
Part VII Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors
(A) Name and Title
(D) Reportable compensation from the organization (W-2/1099-MISC).
(F) Estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations
(D) + (F)
TOP 16 EXECUTIVES TOTAL
Michael B Surbaugh
Chief Scout Executive and President
Michael A Ashline
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
General Counsel and Secretary
Group Director - Outdoor Adventures
ACSE, National Dir Support Services
ACSE, Dir Outdoor Adventures
ACSE, Nall Dir Field Service
Group Director - Summit
Group Director - Supply
Group Director - Chief Information Officer
Group Director - Human Resources
Group Director - Marketing
Every "style" is an alternative. Like the carny barker said, "ya pays yer money and takes yer cherce". What we are doing, methinks, is making sure our Scouts understand better the choices. The 'alternatives'. And the results of those choices.
Some folks call it 'Karma', I guess.