By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2015

Get to Know our Outstanding Eagle Scouts—Part 2

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, recognizing national and international career and civic achievements.Tickets are still on sale; join us in honoring these great leaders in our community.

Get to know four of the council’s Outstanding Eagle Scouts, Merlynn Jones, David Jones, Chris Killpack, and Steven Klomp. Click here for a full list of recipients and links to their bios.

Merlynn JonesMerlynn K. Jones – Provo

General Partner, Jones Paint and Glass Inc.

Merlynn is currently serving as a general partner of Jones Paint and Glass, a family-owned business that manufactures and distributes paint and glass products to the public as well as through wholesale trade. Raised in Provo, Merlynn is an alumnus of BYU and has served in numerous Priesthood leadership callings. Scouting has always been a part of Merlynn’s life. He values his years in Scouting as they have impacted his life for good. Scouting taught him correct principles and has been a major part of shaping him to be the person he is today. Merlynn married Susan Jacobsen. They have six children and eighteen grandchildren. Merlynn is part of a three-generation Eagle Scout family; he, his father, and his son have all achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

David JonesDavid Jones – Mapleton

President, Jones Paint and Glass

David is currently serving as the president of Jones Paint and Glass, a four-generation family-owned business. He enjoys serving the members of the LDS Church in the Mapleton North Stake where he serves as stake president. Raised in Provo, he experienced the best in Scouting under the guidance of his father, grandfather, and wonderful Scout leaders. David and his wife, Jerilyn, are blessed with three beautiful daughters, an Eagle Scout son, two sons in law that are Eagle scouts, a sweet daughter in law, and six grandchildren. David’s father, Kenneth, and his grandfather, Harold, are also Eagle Scouts.

President Chris Killpack - lds pixChris D. Killpack – Orem

President, Utah Orem Mission

Chris is currently serving as the President of the Utah, Orem mission with his wife, Shelby. Chris received his Eagle Scout in 1973 in Orem, Utah and has remained active in Scouting ever since. He has been registered in Scouting for over 45 years and has served as a district commissioner, council training chair, and a member of Wood Badge staff. He also received the Outstanding Scoutmaster Award. Chris received his bachelor’s and MBA from BYU and has served as the president and CEO of RCS Incorporated, a Utah-based technology firm providing innovative products and service solutions to enterprises and government agencies that play essential roles in people’s lives. President and Sister Killpack have six children.

Steve KlompSteven W. Klomp – Panaca

D.D.S., Owner, Family Dentistry of Nevada

Steven gained a love for Scouting in his troop in Legrand, Oregon that has continued with him throughout his life. All of his church service has been in Scouting and he has served in every Scout calling in his ward except Scoutmaster. He is currently serving as the district commissioner for the Cathedral Gorge District and enjoys ensuring Scouting in the area continues to empower boys and expand their capacities. Dr. Klomp received his bachelor’s from BYU and graduated from the University of Oregon Dental School in 1975. He is the owner of Family Dentistry of Nevada, which consists of two dental offices. Next month, he will have been married to his wife, Torrie, for 44 years. They have 3 boys and a girl, who have used the value of hard work their parents taught them to become a plastic surgeon, Air Force officer, attorney, and a concert soprano. Dr. Klomp and his wife live in Panaca, Nevada, and have 15 grandchildren.

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Author: Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America

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