FRIENDS OF SCOUTING NEWSLETTER  UTAH NATIONAL PARKS COUNCIL, BSA  AUG 2017 

 
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By Elder Dale Munk, Area Seventy
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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 […]
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By Brett Birmingham, Second Counselor
Provo Parkway Stake Presidency

One Stake Leaders Thoughts On the BSA’s Continuing Relationship with the Church

During a a recent court of honor, I felt impressed to speak about the continuing relationship that the Church will have with the Boy Scouts of America. Here are a few of my thoughts that I shared with these boys, leaders and parents.  We all know that our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, loves Scouting. […]
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By Melany Gardner, "The Boy Scout" Editor
Utah National Parks Council

Animated Friends of Scouting Video Explains Where the Money Goes
Ever wonder where Friends of Scouting dollars go? How is the money used? What does the Council really do for local Scouting? Explore these questions with John, a new Scoutmaster, as he discusses these questions with his bishop. John is a new Scoutmaster feeling a little overwhelmed. He has lots of questions about his new […]
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By Steven Baugh, Commissioner of Education
Utah National Parks Council

Elder Holland: “Don’t read more into this change than there is.”
That was the theme of Elder Holland’s comments at an LDS reception last Thursday at the BSA’s National Annual Meeting.  Elder Holland thanked those in attendance for their continued support of Scouting and in helping shape BSA’s future.  It’s important to continue to encourage others in good pursuits like Scouting, according to Holland.  He asked those in attendance […]
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By Susan Cheever, Development Team Assistant
Utah National Parks Council

On the Road to Success—2017 Construction Update
The bumpy, dusty road to Mountain Dell Scout Ranch will soon be much smoother. The Clyde Company will pave the dirt road leading to Tifie Scout Camp and the parking lot of the Burch Lodge at their cost, a tremendous savings to the Council. Scouts attending summer camp will have a much more pleasant trip. The […]
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