It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many are focusing on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday and the true spirit of the season by making a donation to support Scouting in your community, or by inviting your friends and family to do the same.
Join Keepers of the Flame and Give to Scouting
One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. In the Utah National parks Council, members of the Keepers of the Flame provide vital financial support to strengthen and perpetuate Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council, by providing quality Scouting programs, camps, facilities and high adventure activities.
This Giving Tuesday, you can help invest in the future of Scouting by joining Keepers of the Flame.
Members of Keepers of the Flame are recognized with a limited edition, framed copy of Eric Dowdle’s new painting of Maple Dell, a new masterpiece from the renowned folk artist. It features famous Scouters from history like Sir Robert Baden-Powell, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Presidents involved in Scouting – from Joseph F. Smith to Thomas S. Monson, and current Keepers of the Flame members and their families.
This Giving Tuesday, you can choose to become a member or Keepers of the Flame or increase your donation and you too can be painted into Eric Dowdle’s painting.
To be painted in, simply join or upgrade your Keepers of the Flame donations from $1,000 to $2,500 a year and you and your family can be painted into Eric Dowdle’s new masterpiece!
Upon your upgrade, you will receive a limited edition of the painting, a key of your family location in the painting, a free puzzle and a signed thank you letter from Eric Dowdle for your support to Scouting.
The amount of family members that can be painted in and the size of the painting is determined by a member’s level of Keepers of the Flame. Each level is obtained by the donation of an annual gift for three consecutive years. For example, a Life Member gives $5,000 a year for three years – a $15,000 donation. Levels of recognition are as follow:
|Gold Eagle Palm Member||$20,000/ year ($1,700/month)||40×50 canvas w/ linen liner and custom frame||Up to 10 people painted in|
|Bronze Eagle Palm||$10,000/year ($850/month)||32×40 canvas w/ linen liner and custom frame||Up to 8 people painted in|
|Life Member||$5,000/year ($420/month)||32×40 framed canvas||Up to 5 people painted in|
|Star member||$2,500/year ($210/month)||29×36 framed canvas||Up to 2 people painted in|
|First Class Member||$1,000/year ($85/month)||22×28 mounted canvas||——–|
Thanks for Supporting Scouting
Since its formation four 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 lives of youth for decades to come.
Donations from Keepers of the Flame provide quality Scouting programs, camps, facilities, and high adventure activities that help Boy Scouts build character, become participating citizens, develop personal fitness, and learn to do hard things.
Thank you for joining us as a member of the Keepers of the Flame. We are grateful to all donors, volunteers, friends, and supporters of Scouting. Through your support, this #GivingTuesday, you are helping young people grow to become citizens who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
Author: Madison Austin | Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council