The Utah National Parks Council is really a team of thousands, and we want to thank you for your service.
The list of what each of you does goes on and on and on. So, we just wanted to take advantage of this Thanksgiving season to tell you all how much we appreciate the help.
To the parents, donors, volunteers, campers, Scout leaders, Cub Scout leaders, bishops, big brothers, dedicated Scouts, CEOs, sponsors, mayors, unpaid interns, and many more:
Thank you for caring about these boys. Thank you for toiling in planning and execution without pay. Thank you for donating your hard-earned money. Thank you for coming up with ways for individuals to overcome challenges. Thank you for doing hard things and taking the time to be up at camp with exuberant boys. Thank you for your prayers and for your heart, mind, might, and strength.
Basically, thank you for making it all possible.
We posted this poem a few years ago, and we thought it’d be worth reading again.
A SCOUTER’S THANKSGIVING PRAYER
With reverence in our hearts,
We, Your many children of many beliefs,
United in common purpose,
Gather to offer this our humble prayer,
As Scouters we are thankful for:
The many gifts and talents given to our fellow Scouters,
and to ourselves;
The freedom we have to join together and as a team
accomplish more than any of us could alone;
The opportunity to be of service to young people,
parents, other Scouters and our community;
Our joy at seeing so many young people become excited
as they grow and are able to meet challenges;
Being reminded by their ceremonies and legends
that he who serves his fellows, is of his fellows greatest;
And most importantly we are thankful for the gift
of knowing that our prayers are heard.
We each in own way take this moment to silently
add our own thanksgivings . . . (pause)
With thanks in our hearts we offer our prayers
and ask that You, the Great Scoutmaster of All Scouts,
be with each of us until we meet again.
You all have done so much for the boys and our council. We hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
From your friends,