Utah National Parks Council Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The National Boy Scouts of America’s Update: Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:30 A.M.
After reviewing this matter with the local chartered organization, these men have been removed from their leadership positions and are no longer members of the BSA.
Utah National Parks Council Update: Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:00 A.M.
Based on the actions of the individuals involved with the Goblin Valley incident, the Utah National Parks Council has removed them from their leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America.
“Leave No Trace” teaches the value of natural areas and the methods we can use to help protect and conserve these areas for future generations. We encourage all leaders and Scouts to review the “Leave No Trace” principles, as we are all a part of maintaining the integrity, character and the natural beauty of the outdoors for all living things.
Friday, October 18, 2013
In regards the recent incident in Goblin Valley, the Utah National Parks Council releases the following statement:
We are shocked and disappointed by this reprehensible behavior. For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in conservation—from stewardship to sustainability. We teach our 2.6 million youth members and 1.1 million adult members, who collectively spend more than 5.5 million nights outdoors, the principles of “Leave No Trace.” These principles stress a commitment to maintaining the integrity and character of the outdoors and all living things.
The isolated actions of these individuals are absolutely counter to our beliefs and what we teach. We are reviewing this matter and will take appropriate action.
On background, for additional information about what Scouting teaches, please visit: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/teachingleavenotrace.aspx.
Contact: Dave Pack, Utah National Parks Scout Executive