Utah National Parks Council Executive Board
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Council Definition and Bylaws Governing the Executive Board
The executive board shall promote, within the territory covered by the charter from time to time granted it by the Boy Scouts of America and in accordance with the Congressional Charter, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America, the Scouting program of promoting the ability of boys and young men and women to do things for themselves and others, training them in Scoutcraft, improving theirs and others lives and teaching them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by the Boy Scouts of America. In achieving this purpose, emphasis shall be placed upon the educational program of the Boy Scouts of America and the oaths, promises, and codes of the Scouting program for character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.
The executive board shall fulfill the basic purpose of the Scouting movement within its territory, making the Scouting program available to all boys and young men and women willing to live within it precepts and serving organizations and community groups using the Scouting program while maintaining standards and policies, protecting official badges and insignia, and providing adequate leadership and finances.
The responsibilities of the executive board shall be controlled and directed by the Boy Scouts of America through its Bylaws and Rules and Regulations and by the executive board of the council through its Bylaws and Regulations, which reflect and are in concurrence with national rules and regulations.
It shall be the duty of the executive board to promote the program of Scouting through the organization and registration annually of units and their personnel; also to approve and provide leadership and supervision of all program activities, within the territory covered by its charter, in such a manner as to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America and the Rules and Regulations thereof.
The executive board shall guard against the use of the official uniform and insignia by persons not officially registered with the Boy Scouts of America and shall bring to the attention of the Boy Scouts of America any violation of regulations not within its power to prevent or any attempt to commercialize the Scouting movement.
The executive board shall endeavor, through its Scout executive and other representatives, to make the benefits of the Scouting program known to organizations or community groups having contact with youth and cooperate in the organization of units so that boys and young men and women may have the benefit of the Scouting program.
The executive board shall endeavor to provide means for assisting charter organizations in securing and training qualified persons to serve as unit leaders and assistants. The executive board shall provide facilities and leadership in order that Scouts under its jurisdiction may have the opportunity to have a year-round outdoor program totaling at least 10 days and nights of hiking, overnight camping, camporee, and summer camping experiences, with adequate facilities and supervision.
The executive board shall endeavor to provide facilities and leadership in order that Varsity Scouts and Explorers under its jurisdiction may have the opportunity to participate in a quality program, including High Adventure summer camp opportunities.
The executive board shall provide procedures for advancement in order that youth members may meet the various requirements of rank as authorized by the Boy Scouts of America, under such conditions as will reduce to a minimum the necessity of traveling a great distance from home or of interfering with schoolwork or home duties.
The executive board shall cooperate with the Boy Scouts of America in the selection of stores, located within the local council\'s territory, for appointment as authorized and licensed distributors of official uniforms, literature, and equipment. A sufficient number of stores shall be authorized by the Boy Scout of America to provide adequate service to the youth and adult members in the territory served by the local council.
The executive board shall, preceding the commencement of each fiscal year, consider and adopt a budget of estimated expenditures by the corporation for such fiscal year.
The executive board shall mobilize to provide adequate funds for carrying on a successful council operation and to meet the growing financial needs of Scouting.
POWERS AND FUNCTIONS
The executive board shall be the governing body of the corporation and shall manage its affairs. The executive board shall be the local reviewing authority with respect to matters within the Scouting movement which arise in the territory of the corporation.
The executive board of the corporation shall consist of a minimum of 25 members and (a) not more than 50 regular members elected by the local council from among its active members plus, (b) the officers of the corporation including the Scout executive, who shall have no vote, (c) the chairmen of the committees of the executive board, (d) the chairmen of the several district committees, upon their being approved by the executive board, and (e) not more than two youth members, who shall be registered Boy Scouts or Explorers appointed by the Council President with the approval of the executive board to serve for a term of 1 year. Attributes of executive board members should include: corporate influence, community contacts, personal charisma, financial contacts, administrative capability, church relations and Scouting knowledge.
ELECTION AND TERM; VACANCIES
Regular members of the executive board shall be elected at the annual meeting of the council, shall take office immediately following such meeting, and shall continue in office until the conclusion of the next succeeding annual meeting of the local council and until their respective successors are elected and qualify. Chairmen of the committees of the executive board take office as members of the executive board upon their being appointed by the president and approved by the executive board. District chairmen take office as members of the executive board upon their being approved by the executive board.
Upon the death, resignation, removal, or failure to qualify as a member of the executive board of any regular member or officer, the executive committee or executive board may elect an eligible person to fill the vacancy so created for the unexpired period of the term of office. If elected by the executive committee the action will be ratified by the executive board.