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, recognizing national and international career and civic achievements.

In addition, we will celebrate all who have earned their Eagle Scout rank. Last year alone 2,396 youth earned their Eagle Scout Award in the Utah National Parks Council. One of the purposes of this banquet is to help young men meet with business and community leaders in a career field of interest as they enjoy their dinner.

Three of our honorees this year are also members of the Keepers of the Flame Giving Society. Their commitment to help strengthen Scouting has helped the Utah National Parks Council continue to provide quality Scouting programs for youth.

You can see a full list of honorees here.

Distinguished Eagle—Ken Krogue

Ken Krogue Keepers of the Flame

Ken Krogue, President and Founder of, was the first member of the Keepers of the Flame Giving Society and has continued to support the Utah National Parks Council through his leadership and desire to help our youth in Scouting. He has a strong passion for Scouting fueled by a desire to increase the quality programs we can offer at our council camps.

Ken earned the rank of Eagle Scout on January 5, 1979 in Bountiful, Utah. To this day, Ken attributes his success in life to the values and skills he learned in the Boy Scouts of America.

From 1983 to 1985, Ken attended the United States Naval Academy and successfully completed Plebe year and Youngster year. In 1985 he decided to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Carolina. Shortly after returning from his mission he married Crystal Cornwall, from Inkom, Idaho, and now they have five children and live in Mapleton, Utah.

Ken enrolled at the University of Utah from 1987 to 1991 where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology with a minor in creative writing. Following graduation, Ken became a sales manager for several companies, always launching each company to greater success and becoming a leader in inside sales techniques and software.

From 2004 to the present, Ken has been with as the founder, president, and chief strategy officer. Driven to success by Ken’s leadership, the company has grown to over 750 employees and is ranked #1 in the industry of sales acceleration. Through its Do Good Foundation, the company donates 1 percent of its time, 1 percent of its product and 1 percent of its revenue to local worthy causes. The company selected Maple Dell Scout Camp, part of the Utah National Parks Council, as one of its recipients.

In April of 2015 Ken was selected to be the Chair of the National Boy Scouts of America Digital Marketing Committee, where he is currently serving.

Outstanding Eagle—Ray Chipman

ray-chipmanRay is a faithful supporter of Scouting. He is currently serving as the Council Treasurer on the Executive Committee for the Utah National Parks Council. In the past, he has served as a committee member, Scoutmaster, assistant Varsity Coach, chartered organization representative, Scout parent, and committee chairman.

Ray received a bachelor’s degree from BYU and an MBA from USU. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor for Squire focusing on risk management, internal and external audit and business process redesign.

Ray received his Eagle Scout on June 17, 1993 as a member of Troop 197 in Farmington, New Mexico. He has remained active in Scouting as a volunteer leader at NYLT courses and as a leader for two national jamboree contingents from the Council.

Ray lives in Orem with his wife, Teri, and their five children. He has instilled his love for the outdoors in his children and enjoys taking them camping, hiking, and boating.

Outstanding Eagle—Jeffrey R. Clyde

Jeff Clyde Keepers of the FlameJeff has 28 years of experience as a Heavy Highway contractor. Currently, Jeff is a fourth-generation president of W. W. Clyde & Co, which has been instrumental in shaping the infrastructure of the state of Utah and neighboring states.  Active in the construction industry, Jeff currently chairs the board for the Associated General Contractors of Utah (AGC) and is president of the Contractors Division for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Arizona State University.

Jeff has also been an active member of his community, Highland City, serving on the Planning Commission for 6 ½ years and a past chair for the advisory Transportation and Economic Development Committee.  An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jeff has served as Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, stake Young Men counselor, and six years in a bishopric as COR.  Currently, Jeff serves on the stake High Council with responsibilities in Scouting.

Jeff was a member of troop 427 from Orem, Utah where he earned his Eagle advancement.  Jeff was encouraged by his parents and great grandfather, W. W. Clyde, to become involved in Scouting and to gain knowledge and skills that would serve him the rest of his life.  Jeff has loved Scouting and served as a Timberline Scoutmaster and on Wood Badge Staff.

Jeff has been married to Cheryl Clyde for over 25 years.  They have three children, Jenny Boyack, Rachel Heaton and Taylor Clyde, also an Eagle Scout.  They have also been blessed with seven grandchildren and the oldest grandson is beginning his Scouting experience now as a Wolf in the Cub Scout Program.

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Author: Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America

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