Category Archives: Finance

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

By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 2017

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 56,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2016 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 22, 2017

Building a Better Road to Tifie

I remember when we built a dirt road into Tifie nearly a decade ago, if you could call it a road. Each summer for the last few years I have endured the washboard ride out of camp, and twice got an oil change over it, if you know what I mean. Then there was the […]

By John Peterson
May 29, 2017

How Selling Smart Saver Cards Taught This Scout About Self-Reliance

I received a note from a Scout in my district recently. He was so excited about paying his own way to camp (and much more), that I had to share his story:   “Hi, I’m Sean Bezzant. My friend Preston told me about selling Scout cards. He was selling to earn money for a leadership […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 11, 2017

Utah National Parks Council Supports LDS Church Changes to Scouting in Young Men Programs

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, UT —  On May 11, 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced, “the Church will no longer charter Varsity or Venturing units with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada effective January 1, 2018. We express sincere appreciation and gratitude […]

By Joni Crane
Apr 10, 2017

Winter Snowpack Destroys Bacon Park Structures

Since the mid-1970’s, in the coldest part of February, volunteers with Boy Scouts of America have headed to the well-known James Bacon Memorial Park, or Bacon Park as it is commonly called, to clear heavy snow from roads so that young men from all over the Uintah Basin can spend a few very uncomfortable days […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Mar 24, 2017

Funding Your Scouting Program

Recently, Paul Jackson, Executive Secretary to the Young Men General Presidency shared his thoughts on how to fund your Scouting program. He recalled that as a Scout, though he always enjoyed hiking and camping, there was a cost in effort on his part. “I remember each time mowing lawns and doing other odd jobs to […]

By Ali Mohammad
Feb 08, 2017

New Council Uniform Exchange Provides Cheaper Alternatives

Being the oldest of three boys, I was always the first to get a new Scout shirt. But, my brothers got my hand-me-downs since we couldn’t always afford a new uniform. My shirts were always one size too big, and I wore them till they were two sizes too small. It was always like the Goldilocks story with my […]

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 Committees Roles

Unit Service:  Provide the level of coaching and mentoring required to integrate Journey to Excellence throughout the council. Be prepared to assist with bringing about a robust, activity-based Roundtable experience in all districts. Finance:  Build a proven financial process that results in the needed operating and capital funds. Membership:  Teach district volunteers to present Scouting’s […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

2017 Journey to Excellence Goals

Each year of the five year plan, officers of the Council determine five new areas of focus annually for the Journey to Excellence.  For 2017 these include: Fundraising (JTE 2): Increase council-generated net contributions in the Operating Fund over prior years. Going for Gold with 10% growth over prior three year average. Membership/youth growth (JTE 5): […]

By John Gailey
Nov 26, 2016

Sell Scout Show Discount Cards and Raise Money for Summer Camp

Beginning December 1st, individuals, Cub packs, Scout troops, Varsity teams, Venturing crews, Young Women groups, and Youth Ministry groups can begin selling discount cards to raise money for their summer camp! Sales begin December 1, 2016 and go to March 1, 2017. The Discount Card includes admission to the Big Outdoors Expo and Scout Show […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 21, 2016

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Every year, people come together to help our youth. Parents encourage boys to gain merit badges. Employees implement safe camping experiences. Boys assist other boys with trials. Helping Scouts become honorable men is a group effort. The Utah National Parks Council is really a team of thousands, and we want to thank you for your […]

By Maria Milligan
Nov 19, 2016

Home and Hearth Events with Hyrum Smith Inspire New Keepers of the Flame

Since its formation three years ago, the Keepers of the Flame giving society has made a marked difference in the lives of Scouts in the Utah National Parks Council. These generous donors have funded programs, capital improvements at camps, and contributed to the endowment fund that will ensure the council can continue to work in the […]

By Maria Milligan
Nov 16, 2016

Three Keepers of the Flame to be Honored at Celebration of Eagles

This year the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the virtues of Scouting at the Celebration of Eagles Banquet on November 19 at Utah Valley University. Men who have made significant local, regional, and statewide career achievements will be honored with the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. One will be honored with the prestigious Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, recognizing national […]

By Maria Milligan
Sep 21, 2016

Thanks to the NRA Foundation, Shooting Sports Thrive at Camp

If you’ve ever participated in shooting sports at a Utah National Parks Council camp, you’ve been the beneficiary of the NRA’s generosity. Thanks to a long-standing relationship with the NRA Foundation, council camps have received new equipment and facilities to ensure youth stay safe and have fun while learning about shooting sports. Every camp in […]