Category Archives: Finance

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

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 […]

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 […]