Tag Archives: Friends of Scouting

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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By Melany Gardner
Sep 11, 2014

Friends of Scouting: Blake Barney and Clyde Companies

Historical Maple Dell Scout Camp which first opened in the late 1940’s was transformed this summer all thanks to several individuals and companies who took action to renew the camp cherished by generations of Scouts and leaders in Utah Valley. The renovation required a total overhaul of the marshy Maple Dell Lake which had cattails […]

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By Liz Merrell
Mar 19, 2014

Does Your Company Match Gifts?

Do you know if your company matches charitable gifts? Multiply your generosity to Scouting with a matching gift from your company. Many employers will match charitable gifts made by their employees.  For example, if a donor works for Microsoft and donates $250 to Friends of Scouting, Microsoft will “double the donation” by writing a check for […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 13, 2014

How Scouting is Funded

Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews, and Ships Units can use a variety of fund-raising methods as long as they meet the guidelines set by the National Council and their local council and are approved by their unit committee and chartered organization. Most commonly, units are funded through: Weekly or monthly dues paid by the member Unit […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 22, 2013

With Grateful Hearts, We Thank You

Our hearts are full this Thanksgiving, remembering our blessings and how grateful we are for your support. To all the parents and families who support their sons and Scouts, thank you. There are a lot of good things that compete for your time, and yet you take the time to encourage your youth to participate […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 04, 2013

Friends of Scouting: Why You Should Support Scouting

Charles Dahlquist, a leader in Scouting in the LDS Church, shares a message for all about Friends of Scouting. Scouting is the LDS Church’s program for young men. The First Presidency recently said, “We are thankful for Scouting’s emphasis on duty to God and moral behavior and its positive influence on the lives of boys […]

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By Mat Greenfield
Aug 22, 2013

The Important Role of the COR

In the BSA handbook, the COR is characterized as being “the head of the Scouting department… responsible for the success of its Scouting units.” This mandate clearly extends beyond completing paperwork and collecting FOS money. In fact, the COR’s role is so important, that it cannot be abdicated to anyone else, and the absence of a committed COR […]