Category Archives: Finance

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

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 03, 2016

Keeper of the Flame Hyrum Smith to be next Council President

Beginning in 2017, Hyrum Smith, author, speaker, co-founder of Franklin Covey, and dedicated Scouter, will take over from Stan Lockhart as volunteer president of the Utah National Parks Council. This decision was made official by a vote from the Council Executive Committee last week. Hyrum Smith’s leadership experience and background will help the Council continue […]

The Utah National Parks Council is the larges council in the BSA with over 84,000 youth and 42,000 adult volunteers
By Maria Milligan
Apr 25, 2016

Council Executive Board Business Meeting Report

On April 9th, the Utah National Parks Council held its annual Executive Board Business Meeting to discuss the state of council affairs and plan for the future. Prior to the meeting, executive board members were asked to consider five strategic initiatives: Charter partner and customer relationships Clear communication and training throughout the organization Technology and […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 23, 2016

Stake and Ward Leaders Speak, We are Listening

Two years ago, the Utah National Parks Council and RED Research: Emotion: Design, embarked on a journey of self-discovery by surveying our most influential customers—stake presidents and bishops. The result was a powerful message on why Scouting matters, a.k.a. the Six Pillars of Being Prepared. Since then, the truths in this document have influenced a positive change […]

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. Check it out! or click HERE to download the printable PDF. […]

By Stan Lockhart
Feb 22, 2016

Online Registration and Affordable Uniforms

Recently, our council and many other councils in the Western Region met with LDS Church leaders and National Council leaders to discuss how to better implement Scouting in the LDS Church. Over 100 people were there. We discussed a host of issues (You can read Darryl Alder’s report on the meeting and what was discussed […]

By Susan Cheever
Jan 16, 2016

Why Robo Calls?

A Scout is friendly, courteous, and kind as well as helpful, so you might be asking yourself, “Why has the Scout office begun sending out automated phone calls?”  The simple answer is because we have very few staff members who sometimes need to communicate with many of you very quickly.  Lately we have made calls […]

By Aubrey Carpenter
Jan 08, 2016

Most Popular Articles of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for The Boy Scout. We had more subscribers, more views, more comments, and more shares than ever before. We loved sharing stories and learning from you last year, and hope 2016 will bring more inspiration, helpful tips, teaching tools, and insights for all of us. We want to take a moment to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 10, 2015

To Today’s Anonymous Donor

Today we came into work to find a donation and a note in our mailbox. The note wasn’t signed and the envelope had no return address, so we can’t personally thank this donor, but we hope that this message will reach them. It is donors like you who make sure Scouting programs keep working for […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 30, 2015

Where Will Your Heart Be on #GivingTuesday?

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the day after Cyber Monday and Black Friday weekend. With BSA’s long standing record of helping shape character and citizenship in America’s youth, we are a natural choice for your heart’s gift. On December 1, 2015, with your help we will continue our record of service by helping Scouts become the leaders of the future.Read on to discover […]

By Darryl Alder
Nov 24, 2015

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday which is a global day dedicated to giving back and it’s only one week away. Your participation in #Pick2Give2 an easy way to join in this social media event and the Community Foundation of Utah has partnered with us to create this […]

The Utah National Parks Council is the larges council in the BSA with over 84,000 youth and 42,000 adult volunteers
By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 23, 2015

Budget Concerns Necessitate Changes in Scout Office Hours

We are coming to the end of a record-breaking year with more registered youth, improved LDS Stake service and more campers than any other year in Council history. Unfortunately, through circumstances beyond our control, this autumn’s Friends of Scouting campaign has fallen short. With these financial challenges there must be a significant reduction in our spending. We are sad that this requires […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 12, 2015

Budget Woes Compel Reduction in Utah National Parks Council Workforce

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, UT — Due to an anticipated shortfall in 2015-2016 fundraising, the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, is looking to make a reduction in workforce to allow the council to maintain a fiscally responsible position. Unfortunately, this will negatively impact a number […]

By Maria Milligan
Oct 23, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

When I attended Wood Badge at Camp Tifie in September I saw firsthand just how much good generous donations are doing for our council camps. The first weekend of our course was held in the newly-completed Center for Enterprise. The finishing touches were made possible by a generous donation from the Gunnison Stake. The building […]

By Ryan Bertram
Oct 19, 2015

Questions About Scout EXPO 2016?

Answers Are Here:What is a Scout Expo? The Scout Expo is a three-day event February 25-27, 2016 that is a signature Scouting event. It brings together Scouts and community organizations from throughout Utah County to provide a day of intergenerational family fun through hands-on exhibits, competitions and displays. The purpose of the Utah County Scout Expo is […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 14, 2015

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 October 30, 2015 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, […]