Tag Archives: Friends of Scouting

By Elder Dale Munk
Jun 14, 2017

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 56,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2016 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Dec 26, 2016

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

It’s still 2016, but we’re about to say goodbye to the old year!  We all had some crazy Scouting experiences in the past twelve months–memorable moments, funny mishaps, and new Scout procedures. While you made many Scouting memories on your own, the Boy Scout captured some exciting things. Here’s your favorite ten posts (based off […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 21, 2016

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Every year, people come together to help our youth. Parents encourage boys to gain merit badges. Employees implement safe camping experiences. Boys assist other boys with trials. Helping Scouts become honorable men is a group effort. The Utah National Parks Council is really a team of thousands, and we want to thank you for your […]

By Darryl Alder
Jul 19, 2016

Friends of Scouting (FOS) Chair

The responsibility of the Friends of Scouting (FOS) chair is to help raise operational income for the local council to provide camps, training and activities. Some wards see FOS strictly as a Priesthood assignment, so check with the Pack Key 3 before asking someone to serve. The following functions are the responsibility of the FOS chair in cooperation with the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 06, 2016

Utah National Parks Council 2015 Annual Report

The Utah National Parks Council would like to present its 2015 Annual Report. The purpose is to communicate the impact that Scouting has in Utah. You will find interesting facts, where the money goes and highlights, along with membership numbers and how the Council is funded. Check it out! or click HERE to download the printable PDF. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 22, 2016

Elder Dane Leavitt Offers Healing Comments at Scouting Meeting

On January 9th, the Utah National Parks Council officers and executive board held their quarterly meeting. However, for this meeting they also invited Scouting alumni, Silver Beaver recipients, Wood Badge staffers and other selected volunteers to share their thinking in four focus group meetings. The subjects of those meetings were related to Friends of Scouting, the […]

By Susan Cheever
Jan 16, 2016

Why Robo Calls?

A Scout is friendly, courteous, and kind as well as helpful, so you might be asking yourself, “Why has the Scout office begun sending out automated phone calls?”  The simple answer is because we have very few staff members who sometimes need to communicate with many of you very quickly.  Lately we have made calls […]

By Aubrey Carpenter
Jan 08, 2016

Most Popular Articles of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for The Boy Scout. We had more subscribers, more views, more comments, and more shares than ever before. We loved sharing stories and learning from you last year, and hope 2016 will bring more inspiration, helpful tips, teaching tools, and insights for all of us. We want to take a moment to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 10, 2015

To Today’s Anonymous Donor

Today we came into work to find a donation and a note in our mailbox. The note wasn’t signed and the envelope had no return address, so we can’t personally thank this donor, but we hope that this message will reach them. It is donors like you who make sure Scouting programs keep working for […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 30, 2015

Where Will Your Heart Be on #GivingTuesday?

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the day after Cyber Monday and Black Friday weekend. With BSA’s long standing record of helping shape character and citizenship in America’s youth, we are a natural choice for your heart’s gift. On December 1, 2015, with your help we will continue our record of service by helping Scouts become the leaders of the future.Read on to discover […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 12, 2015

Budget Woes Compel Reduction in Utah National Parks Council Workforce

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, UT — Due to an anticipated shortfall in 2015-2016 fundraising, the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, is looking to make a reduction in workforce to allow the council to maintain a fiscally responsible position. Unfortunately, this will negatively impact a number […]

By Stan Lockhart
Jul 08, 2015

Appreciation for our supporters

I just learned that over 65,000 households contributed to Friends of Scouting in 2014. Your contribution went to provide Scouting to over 89,000 Scouts. Thank you. When we think of using these funds, the safety of each boy comes first for us. Next we want to ensure that a variety of activities are provided to […]

By Elder Dane Leavitt
Jun 29, 2015

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting, and the young men it serves. Over 65,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2014 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the UNPC. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive (Handbook 2, §13.6.8). As […]

By Joel Zabriskie
Jun 27, 2015

Friends of Scouting: Why can’t I make my check out to the Ward?

In LDS units in the Utah National Parks Council, donations to Friends of Scouting are often handled through the local ward. Here is a conversation similar to many that have been had in multiple wards across the Council that answers some basic questions about how these donations are handled: “Thanks, Brother Jones, for the opportunity to […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]