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Why Friends of Scouting?

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Click the picture above to go to the site to donate to the Utah National Parks Council.

LDS Stake and Ward Training Resources

Stake Training Page

Ward Training Page

Worker Training Page


Information about Where the Money Goes

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Friends of Scouting - Local Donations Stay Local

Why Scouting Matters - 6 Pillars of How Scouting Helps Youth in the LDS Church

How Camping can help Missionaries

How Merit Badges can help Missionaries


 The “True” Cost of Scouting

“The Iceberg Analogy”

But there is a whole lot more below the waterline!

Volunteer and Staff Training

Training for more than 35,000 volunteer leaders every year.

Insurance Coverage

To protect volunteers, chartered organizations, staff members, and properties.

Support Staff

For registration, publications, and other program support.

Camp Promotion

For Cub Scout Day Camps, Boy Scouts Camps and High Adventure Bases - 12 in all.

Friendly Camp Rangers

To keep the beautiful camps up-to-date and ready for Scouts and families.

Camp Equipment

Tents, cooking equipment, camp vehicles, building repairs, canoes, equipment replacement and repair, and general upkeep of Council camps.


For leaders who complete training, volunteer for special projects, and help in many Scouting roles.

Professional Staff

Work with volunteers to organize new units, manage fund-raising programs, conduct trainings, assist membership recruitment, provide counsel and direct support for District, camps, and programs.

Administrative Needs

Postage, computers and links to the National BSA Computer System, copy machines, folding machines, and printing shop.

Eight Service Centers

Utilities, insurance, repairs, and remodeling throughout the Council.

Audio-Visual Supplies

Used in training, at camps, and in volunteer meetings.


Mailings to leaders, parents, and youth members.

Council Website

Go online (www.utahscouts.org) to learn more about the Council and its programs.

Reference Publications and Resources

Everything from Program planning kits and Program helps to camping cookbooks.

The majority of the costs of the Scouting program, including running the Council camps, record keeping, distribution of printed and electronic materials, training programs, support staff, and insurance are hidden beneath the surface, just like an iceberg. The 80 percent that isn’t visible is what keeps the rest afloat. Help keep Scouting afloat!

For even more information on where the funds go, please visit utahscouts.org/mylocalscouts

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