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 and international career and civic achievements.

2016-celebration-of-eagles-flyerIn addition, we will celebrate all who have earned their Eagle Scout rank. Last year alone 2,373 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 allowed the Utah National Parks Council to continue providing quality Scouting programs for youth.

You can see a full list of honorees here.

Outstanding Eagle—Steven Baugh

steve-baughSteven Clare Baugh, a long-time Orem Resident, is married to Cathleen Callahan Baugh and they have eight children and thirty-one grandchildren. He is currently serving in the Utah National Parks Council as the vice-president for district operations and in the Western Region as vice-chairman for Varsity Scouting. He has served as Orem District chairman, Philmont Training Center conference director, Wood Badge course director, and council vice-president for Learning for Life.

He has been a bishop and stake president in the LDS Church and currently serves with his wife Cathy as a Webelos leader. Steven earned his PhD in education administration from Brigham Young University. Professionally he was a high school math teacher, school principal, superintendent for the Alpine School District, and associate professor and director for the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, McKay School of Education, BYU.

Outstanding Eagle—James Clarke

james-clarkeJames Clarke is the CEO of Clarke Capital Partners, an investment firm in Provo, Utah. Prior, he founded and was CEO of CLEARLINK, with more than 1,600 employees. Mr. Clarke is a board member of several companies as well as non-profit organizations, including the Clarke Labor & Honor Foundation. He is a trustee at UVU, where he serves as chairman of the Foundation Board.

Mr. Clarke is married to the former Andrea Earl of Holladay, Utah and father to three children, his two favorite jobs. Mr. Clarke is an alumnus of BYU and Harvard University and earned a master’s degree in management from the University of Oxford.

Outstanding Eagle—Derek Maxfield

derek-maxfieldDerek Maxfield is the Founder and CEO of Younique Products and a founding board member of The Younique Foundation, a public charity.  His success and business sense as an entrepreneur coupled with his philanthropic drive have made him an expert in doing good business and doing good at the same time.  His work epitomizes the up-and-coming field of entrepreneurial philanthropy.  Audiences love his balance of strong industry practices coupled with practical life skills.

He is married to Shelaine and has five beautiful children. If you were to pick a college football team he epitomizes, it would be the Boise State Broncos, which happens to be his favorite team. He has had a love of Scouting since he was a young boy. Derek currently serves as a Scoutmaster in Alpine.

If you are interested in attending this year’s Celebration of Eagles or sponsoring the event, click here.

Fleur De Lis


Author: Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America

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