Category Archives: Friends of Scouting

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]

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By Maria Milligan
Nov 24, 2014

Keepers of the Flame

Thursday has always been my favorite day of Scout camp. Without fail, by Thursday a few of the older or more adept Scouts had finished the merit badge we’d been working on. Also without fail, there were a few Scouts who were still struggling to gain control of the sailboat alone or retrieve the brick […]

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By Andrew Olsen
Nov 21, 2014

Basketball Scout Night—UVU vs. Utah State Dec. 13th

Join us for our first UVU Scout Night on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Come watch the UVU Men’s Basketball team take on Utah State! Get discounted tickets for just $4 with 50% of ticket sales goes back to support local Scouting! That means $2 of every ticket comes back to support Scouting in the […]

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By Andrew Olsen
Nov 11, 2014

1966 Mustang up for bid

Hey Scouters! Do you like classic Ford Mustangs? The Utah National Parks Council has a unique opportunity for you or someone you may know to support Scouting in our council. Last year ago a strong supporter of Scouting donated a 1966 Ford Mustang to the Council. Thanks to work done by the Utah Auto Body Association and […]

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By Darryl Alder
Nov 05, 2014

A Season of Goodness in Philanthropy

I love summer camp. I loved it when I first attended a week long camp in 1962. Four years later I was back there working and four years after that I was running camps. One summer at camp, I asked one of the Scouts to take a turn reading from the Fieldbook. He was embarrassed […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Oct 06, 2014

Scouting Alumni Association

The Scouting Alumni Association welcomes everyone positively and personally impacted by the Boy Scouts of America—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, volunteers past and present, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day—to join today.By joining the Scouting Alumni Association, you’ll stay up to speed on […]

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By Community Submission
Sep 10, 2014

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 […]

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By Paul Tikalsky
Aug 12, 2014

Scouting Prepares Missionaries

With nearly 130 merit badges, Staff at the council office got together to see how earning merit badges might help a missionary. Listed in the chart below are just a few that I chose. Leave us a comment with your choices. Author: Paul Tikalsky | Field Director, Utah National Parks Council, BSA

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By Community Submission
Jun 06, 2014

InsideSales.com Do Good Foundation Transforms Maple Dell Scout Camp

  Maple Dell Scout Camp is one of the oldest camps serving young men and women with summer camping and high-adventure activities in Utah. Following years of camping fun, the historical camp is showing its age. One Provo company, InsideSales.com, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, is doing something about that by donating revenue […]

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By Clint Lawton
Apr 28, 2014

Corporate Derby

Our Corporate Pinewood Derby fundraiser was a great success!  We had over 40 businesses come out to race pinewood derby cars for a chance to win a REAL CAR from our main sponsor, the Stephen Wade Auto Center. Over $15,000 was raised to help local Scouts and leaders do what they need to do to become the people they are […]

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By Liz Merrell
Mar 19, 2014

Does Your Company Match Gifts?

Do you know if your company matches charitable gifts? Multiply your generosity to Scouting with a matching gift from your company. Many employers will match charitable gifts made by their employees.  For example, if a donor works for Microsoft and donates $250 to Friends of Scouting, Microsoft will “double the donation” by writing a check for […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 19, 2014

Support Scouting for Food, March 15th-22nd

Please join the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America in the fight against hunger by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations, then leave it on your porch by 9 am on March 22, 2014. We accept commercially packaged non-perishable food items and appreciate products low in sodium, sugar, and corn syrup. […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 06, 2014

BYU Basketball Scout Day – BYU vs. San Francisco Feb. 8th

Come out and support Scouting in Utah with Men’s BYU Basketball Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at the Marriott Center. Tickets to the event are $5. Buy tickets online with the promo code to give $1 back to the Utah National Parks Council to support local Scouting. Great activity for Scouts, families, or date nights! Get tickets for […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 27, 2013

Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 22, 2013

With Grateful Hearts, We Thank You

Our hearts are full this Thanksgiving, remembering our blessings and how grateful we are for your support. To all the parents and families who support their sons and Scouts, thank you. There are a lot of good things that compete for your time, and yet you take the time to encourage your youth to participate […]