Elder Dane O. Leavitt, Area Seventy for Utah South Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and LDS-BSA Relationships Chair for the Utah National Parks Council, wrote a blog article “To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council.” After you have read the article, you can see that the analysis of Utah National Parks Council (UNPC) finances suggests that we are doing a very good job managing the resources we are given. Our UNPC leadership team is conservative in our approach. We have a Council Treasurer and a volunteer CPA Budget chair who review finances. We have an annual full-blown audit from an outside CPA firm. Our Council Professional Scout Executive, Dave Pack, does make over six figures and he is responsible to run a multi-million budget and serve almost 90,000 Scouts. His salary is less than for those with comparable responsibilities in other organizations. Opponents of Scouting values love to criticize us. As a leader said recently, “Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.” We aren’t perfect, but I have first hand knowledge of how hard we work to be responsible stewards of your contributions to Scouting. For any questions, contact me at 801-368-2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Stan Lockhart | President, Utah National Parks Council, BSA