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Boy Scouts of America council in Utah announces layoffs after decrease in donations

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Nov 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-13 09:24:50-05

UTAH — The Utah National Parks Council of the Boy Scouts of America says layoffs may be imminent, as the organization reports it has faced a big drop in donations.

The council is about halfway through its Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign, which runs through December.

Council President Stan Lockhart said the data is preliminary, but it shows a substantial decrease in donations.

“We have to make those cuts now: The longer we wait, the harder it is,” he said. “The real challenge here is the fact that these are real people here we’re talking about. It’s a sad day for the Boy Scouts to have to make this kind of announcement.”

The Utah National Parks Council serves scouts in Utah who live in areas south of Salt Lake County.