Category Archives: Finance

All about how the money is used in the Utah National Parks Council.

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 13, 2019

Be a Friend of Scouting

It’s Friends of Scouting time and it’s easier than ever to support your local Scouts! To simplify the process, we’re running a digital campaign. With your online donation today, you will make a direct difference in the lives of youth. Scouting has helped youth build character and leadership for over 100 years in Utah; you can help us do […]

By Community Submission
Sep 10, 2019

REMEMBERING 9/11 THROUGH A DAY OF CARING

On September 11, 2001 nearly 3,000 innocent people died in the most devastating terrorist attack upon our country. For the families and friends of those lost on 9/11, commemorating their lives in a meaningful way ensures that their memory will live on for future generations. Scout service is a wonderful way to teach the nation’s youth […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 05, 2019

Scout Fundraising Basics – All You Need to Know to Get Started and Fund your Ideal Year

Where will your next Scouting adventure take you? You’re limited only by your imagination — and, yes, your budget. Scouting has many expenses, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from planning your dream year of Scouting. With these Council-approved fundraising options, you can earn the funds you need for your unit’s ideal year! Scout […]

By Madison Austin
May 03, 2019

Utah National Parks Council 2018 Annual Report

In 2018, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partners, we consistently […]

Scout Saver Cards
By Madison Austin
Nov 30, 2018

Scout Starving Students Cards Can Fund Your Dream Scout Year

Scouting has many expenses, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from planning your dream year of Scouting. With Scout Starving Student Cards, you can earn the funds you need for your unit’s ideal year! What to know about Scout Saver Cards The BSA has teamed up with Starving Student Cards, which is a discount […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 26, 2018

New Eric Dowdle Puzzle on Sale this Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, our Camp Maple Dell puzzle by Eric Dowdle is now on sale and will be the season’s best gift to give! See the familiar sites of the Utah National Parks Council’s flagship camp come to life with energetic Scouts, famous Scouting figures and more. Order yours today, save big, and […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 19, 2018

This #GivingTuesday Support Your Local Scouting Community

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many are focusing on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Join us in celebrating Giving […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 02, 2018

Support Scouting by Shopping with AmazonSmile

Through its AmazonSmile program, introduced in 2014, Amazon allows shoppers to choose a charity of their choice. Amazon usually donates 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchase to our Council or the public charitable organization of your choice. But today, your purchases can be even more meaningful with this promotion. As if you […]

By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 2018

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you very much for your interest in the well-being of the youth in your area. Your time and generosity are making a difference in their lives and in the future of the Church. Over 90,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2017 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 12, 2018

Understaffed and Overwhelmed?

Want to pull your hair out when dealing with unit (pack, troop, crew, post, ship) issues? Maybe you don’t have enough support from your leaders or you’re understaffed and overwhelmed with Scouting. What can you do? In this article, we’ll share issues many units face and possible ways to solve them. The ‘Why‘ Yes, it’s […]

donor day
By Julia Thompson
Jun 28, 2018

Donor Day 2018 at Maple Dell Scout Camp

The Utah National Parks Council is so grateful for our donors. To show our thanks, we host an annual Donor Day at Maple Dell Scout Camp. This year’s event took place on June 19th. The donors had an immersive experience and were able to see the what Scout camp is like first hand. Donor Day […]

By Madison Austin
May 18, 2018

Top 4 Comments on LDS – BSA Announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this past week that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. There was a mixed response as many Scouters began wondering what this news means for the BSA and reflected on their time in the […]

dynamic scrip
By Julia Thompson
Apr 10, 2018

Dynamic Scrip: Make Money by Supporting Scouting

Dynamic Scrip The Utah National Parks Council has recently partnered with Dynamic Scrip to create a more engaging and universal fundraising experience. This program allows you to get back and give back using Dynamic Pay. Dynamic Pay Dynamic Scrip is changing the way you buy with Dynamic Pay. Like a Costco membership, you pay an annual fee […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently […]

the keepers of the flame
By Julia Thompson
Mar 26, 2018

The Keepers of the Flame: What it Actually Means

The Keepers of the Flame The Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the lives of youth around the country since 1910. You, our generous supporters, have been making this happen. The Utah National Parks Council is grateful for all of the donors, volunteers, and sponsors who support Scouting avidly in our community. We are especially […]

new camp dave pack
By Madison Austin
Feb 28, 2018

Community Members Learn About New Camp at Public Forum in Eagle Mountain

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, a public forum was held in Eagle Mountain regarding the plans for the new camp that will be constructed in the area. Members of the Council staff met with community members to share details and answer questions. While the attendees showed a lot of support and enthusiasm, they also brought […]

fundraising
By Julia Thompson
Feb 06, 2018

Fundraising of All Shapes and Sizes

Fundraising and Donations: How You Can Help Here at the Utah National Parks Council, we have many amazing donors, sponsors, volunteers, and grantors. And, we understand that not everyone is able to volunteer or donate enough money to get a camp named after you. But, that does not mean you care any less! So, what […]