Category Archives: Scout Ambassador’s Tool Chest

By Darryl Alder
Sep 09, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Schools Charter Scout Units?

As a school club or after school program, Scouting can be used K–12 in any school or through a parent-teacher organization for school children and teens. Through hands-on activities and active learning, Scouting helps youth develop a desire for lifelong learning and high regard for self-improvement, community engagement, and respect for the outdoors. Sharing many of the same goals Scouting, schools, and educators make an ideal team.

By Darryl Alder
Aug 28, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Churches Charter Units with BSA? (Part 1)

Looking back on more than thirty years as a professional Scouter, I have organized my share of new units. Sadly many of them come and go, but church chartered units seem to stay around. As an example of this, I was coaching an entry-level District Executive in a rural Utah community that had both a […]

By Julia Thompson
Oct 25, 2017

Construction Update Fall 2017: Recent Changes at Council Camps

Construction Update:   Camps are over, and winter is coming. That means our rangers and construction crews are hard at work to beat the snow. They are making great progress. These projects are adding new activities and improving infrastructure. Here is what is happening at your favorite council camps: Maple Dell Scout Camp A lot […]

By McKenna Hunt
Jul 03, 2017

Just Serve with JustServe

Have you heard of the wonderful service website called JustServe? Found at www.justserve.org, this website exists throughout the United States and recently began publishing volunteer service projects in the state of Utah. Through this website, Scouting units and individuals can easily find projects where they can help civic, religious, and other organizations needing volunteer service. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

2020 Vision for Utah National Parks Council

Every five years the Council makes a strategic plan. The Vice President of Administration, Lynn Snow, working with the other Council officers, makes necessary revisions annually. This is the 2017 update: 2020 Vision updated for 2017 Preface Major Council Objectives for  2017 2017 Journey to Excellence Goals Appendix Strategic Issues SWOT Analysis Council Customer Segments […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

Preface 2017 Strategic Plan Update

The Council has opened a new chapter of service to chartered partners. For too long, we behaved like many other councils in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), taking their chartered partner relationships for granted. The fact is, in our council, we enjoy unusual donor support and our partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

2020 Strategic Issues (updated for 2017)

Top Ten Concerns for 2020 Vision Better service to our key sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their leadership expects trained leaders, understanding of Scouting’s value proposition, and better communication  Adapt Scouting for LDS purposes, including: Church leaders will, as always, select their own Scout leaders based on church standards. BSA employees and volunteers are […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

2017 Internal/External Analysis

Utah National Parks SWOT Analysis STRENGTHS Scouting programs helps leaders “Be With Them“—our outdoor programs concentrate the quality of that time. A Scout’s duty to God “Connects Them With Heaven.” We help youth become spiritually prepared by developing testimonies of Christ and the gospel by their duty to God. Scouting prepares boys to lead; the patrol method “Lets Them Lead” […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Council Customer Segments

LDS Leadership:  Area Seventies, Stake Presidents and Bishops are proven leaders that have a history of contributing their time, talents, and resources to promoting the mission of Scouting.  They provide Council leadership and are capable of representing the Council in their LDS Coordinating Council.   They need clear and concise communication and parallel and consistent support […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Messages for use with LDS Leaders

Two studies, by RED Research, over two years has yielded these “Six Pillars of Being Prepared” for Communication with LDS Leaders 1-   Testimony Be prepared by developing a testimony of Christ and of the gospel while doing our duty to God and our country.  In the survey one stake leader described it this way:  […]