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Council Advancement Committee

Advancement Committee Meeting Minutes

Utah National Parks Council Advancement Committee Members

 Volunteer Scouters

Pualani Graham (Chairman)

Pualani began her Scouting adventures in 1982 as a den leader for her son's den. Since that time, she has held various district jobs in the three councils she has resided in.  She has been involved with advancement since 1994. Pualani has attended the advancement course at Philmont and served on the advancement team at the 2001 National Jamboree. She is Wood Badge trained and has served on Wood Badge courses for nine years in the Golden Empire Council.


Connie Finlayson (Cub Scouts)





Steven Keyser (Varsity)





Doug Livingston (Venturing)





Linda Peck (Meritorious Awards)





Marty Val Hill (NESA)

Marty is a professional speaker and entrepreneur serving as an executive board member, National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) chairman and international representative for our council. He is Philmont and Wood Badge trained and staffed the 2010 National Jamboree. Marty served in district and council roles in three councils as well as serving on a national innovation team task force and leading a national scout group to Japan. Marty also served in units as a Scoutmaster, venturing crew adviser, tiger cub den leader, committee chairman and commissioner. Marty is a globally respected authority in the areas of business ethics, human resources and health care. 

RL Peay (Merit Badge Program Advisor)

RL joined the Boy Scouts in 1962. As an adult leader he is the Merit Badge (MB) Program Advisor for the Council Advancement Committee, Chairman of the Council MB Sub-Committee, MB Training Advisor to the Council Training Committee, member of the Council Shooting Sports Committee, member of the Order of the Arrow (OA) Timpanogos Chapter Advisory Committee and OA Adviser for the Cedar Hills, Cedar Hills West and Mount Mahogany Stakes, MB Training Advisor to the Timpanogos District Advancement and Training Committees, and Training Coordinator for the BSA Troop Committee for Troop 839.

RL is an NRA Certified Rifle & Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Range Control Officer and Certified Environmental Compliance Manager (CECM).  He has an MBA and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. He Graduated from Army Infantry OCS, Field Artillery Advance School and the Army Command & General Staff College. He retired as an Army Major after serving 22 collective years of military service with tours in Japan and Korea.

 Paul Faris (Statistics)

Paul joined Cub Scouts as a youth in 1959. He has been registered most of the time since then, with a short gap for a mission for the LDS church, and time out for an education. Paul was a Junior Asst. Scoutmaster at 16, and an Assistant Scoutmaster at 18. He has served in many positions since then including: Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Webelos Den Leader, Unit Commissioner, District Explorer Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Chartered Organization Representative, District Advancement Committee, and now as a member of the Council Advancement Committee. Paul is an accountant as an occupation, and brings to the assignment a love for numbers and their ability to help us determine our effectiveness and encourage improvement of our abilities to reach out and effect the lives of boys.


Council Staff Advisors

John Gailey (Council Advisor)





Debby Robert (Eagle Secretary)







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