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Scout pay too high
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Kudos to Kenny Thomas, released leader of the annual Friends of Scouting fund drive for his Herriman Latter-day Saint ward, for advising ward members about the exorbitant salaries paid to Boy Scout executives ("LDS Young Men's leader let go after blasting Scout execs' pay," Tribune, Sept. 22).

Bob Mazzuca, chief Scout executive, Boy Scouts of America, was paid $1,046,415 in 2010; James Terry, assistant chief Scout executive, was paid $587,742; directors of local BSA councils typically receive six-figure salaries ("Executive Compensation," The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Sept. 22, 2010).

Some money donated by ward members helps pay those salaries rather than improve BSA facilities.

Scouting is a fine program, but when its leaders accept salaries that are anything but thrifty, its leaders break the Scout Law ("A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.").

Paul H. Schneiter


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