By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 06, 2016

Utah National Parks Council 2015 Annual Report

The Utah National Parks Council would like to present its 2015 Annual Report. The purpose is to communicate the impact that Scouting has in Utah. You will find interesting facts, where the money goes and highlights, along with membership numbers and how the Council is funded.

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2015 Annual Report FRONT PAGE

The Utah National Parks Council is changing one life at a time.

2015 Annual Report

Have you heard of our BHAG?

Did you know that 9,722 gallons of milk were consumed in 2015?

The Utah National Parks Council is debt free!

790,508 hours of service was record and that’s worth about $18,237,025!


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10 thoughts on “Utah National Parks Council 2015 Annual Report

  1. AvatarMaloree Anderson

    Wow! This is amazing! I especially like the fact the Scouting brings so much good into the world and it has a HUGE impact on the community, (Service, Scouting for Food).

  2. AvatarGeoffory Anderson

    I applaud the UNP Council’s efforts to serve the young men and women who belong to the LDS church. I do however, find it quite alarming that only 0.7% of the units in the council are charted by organizations other than the LDS church. This is an embarrassing statistic that does not match the demographic’s of the population that reside within the Council. I wish that the Council leadership equally valued those youth who are not members of the LDS church and would make a more visible effort to extend the values and opportunities of scouting to them.

    1. AvatarSonia Bartholomew

      I know that our LDS unit includes several cub scouts who are not LDS. Since the LDS church pays for their scouting dues, this is often an economical way for parents to have their boys involved in the scouting program. So just because the LDS church does the chartering and pays the dues, does not mean that the non-LDS population isn’t being served.

    2. Darryl AlderDarryl Alder


      I am not embarrassed by this statistic because our LDS units are serving more than 11,000 of boys of other faiths. This occurs most often because Cub Scouting is neighborhood centric and most other churches are not neighborhood based. But know this that I have personally been involved in starting 30 units over my career not sponsored by the LDS Church. I am sorry to say that only one of these has lasted; most often kids grow up, parents interests change, Church youth ministers transfer, etc. Out best neighborhood partner would be PTA, but for the most part they won’t play. As full time staff we try every year to get a dozen new units up and running; as many as we start don’t recharter

    3. AvatarTyson Dye

      2 of the 16 young men in our troop are not LDS, that is 12.5%. One of them is a patrol leader and does a fantastic job! Like others have mentioned they are taken care of the same as all of the other boys. The way it should be 🙂

  3. AvatarBill Morris

    How Sad that utahs population is less than 75% LDS but But 99.3% of the boy scouts are LDS. where is the diversity. What is Happening to make leaders out of the non LDS community.

    1. AvatarSonia Bartholomew

      It just says that 99.3% of the UNITS are chartered by the LDS church. Every boy is welcome to participate in the units chartered by the LDS church . . . in fact, the church even pays the dues for ALL of the boys in an area, LDS or not. We have had several cub scouts in our unit who are not members of the LDS church, but love and are served by our cub scout pack.

    2. Darryl AlderDarryl Alder


      Currently we serve 68% of our available youth (boys 7-18 and girls 14-18), of these served we reach 13% youth of other faiths. This is one and one-half times the national average of serving youth of other faiths.

  4. AvatarKirk A Magleby

    I am an LDS Bishop. In our unit, we actively include young men not of our faith. In addition to paying their dues, we also pay their summer camp fees, provide their awards, etc. In our community, we have one non-LDS unit. Some LDS youth participate in it, so the goodwill goes both ways.


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