2016 Palmetto Council
Annual Gratitude Report


357 projects totaling 33,257 hours of service

INCREASED IMPACT

Membership by program area

Revenue

Expenses

This financial section represent the unaudited financial statements for 2016. Audited data will be presented during the June 2017 board meeting.

In 2016, 108 young men earned Scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout.  Their project combined for over 16,000 service hours.  The projects ranged from fish habitats, prayer gardens, firefighter memorials to school upgrades and much more! 

PALMETTO COUNCIL OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Chris Ruh
VP ADMINISTRATION / GOVERNANCE

Dr. Vernon Prosser
VP MEMBERSHIP

Wes Climer
VP FINANCE

Scott Hubbard
VP DISTRICT OPERATIONS

Keith Smith
VP FACILITIES

Greg Leitch
SCOUT EXECUTIVE / CEO

Dr. Boyce M. Lawton, III, PhD
PRESIDENT

Gary Williams
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT/NATIONAL COUNCIL REP.

Robert White
COMMISSIONER

Chris Connelly
COUNCIL TREASURER

Neal Barber
VP PROGRAM

Britt Helms
VP MARKETING

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

Neal Barber
Windy Bartee
Bobby Bass
Bill Binkley
Wayne Bouldin
Ben Brown
Senator Wes Climer
Dan I. Cockerill
Bruce Collins
Chris M. Connelly
Clyde Davis
Mary Freedman
Arthur L. Gaston, Esquire
Wes Hayes, Esquire
Britt Helms
Robert L. Holmes
Scott Hubbard
Harriet Ike
Stanley Jackson
Keith A. Keller
Dr. Doug Kirol
Mike Kohler
Michael LaCount

Jason Land
Dr. Boyce M. Lawton, III
John Lodmell
Dr. Doug Marion
Scott Miller
Tim Patterson
Dr. Kelly Pew
Scott Phillips
Dr. Vernon Prosser
Hulic Ratterree
Ken A. Reiter
Chris Ruh
David Simmons
Bea Smith
C. Keith Smith
Glenn C. Stoner
Robert Stoner
Richard Strasburger
Jimmy Summers
Cole Taylor (youth member) 
Robert White
Gary Williams
Tommy Young

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For the third consecutive year, the Palmetto Council has placed in the Journey to Excellence (JTE) program.  This year the council placed Silver.  Achieving the Silver  Level of JTE puts the Palmetto Council as one of the top 30% of councils across the nation.   In addition to the Council placing high, two of the three districts placed with Daniel Morgan District achieving Silver and York District achieving Bronze.  

  • 300% increase in new endowment gifts vs. 2015
  • 7 new Second Century Society Donors
  • 95% Cub Scout Camping rate
  • $120k + in capital investments to Camp Bob Hardin
  • 22 new local programs organized
  • Over 300 youth served through the Multi-Cultural Markets service initiative

 

  • Increased focus on Multi-Cultural Markets as well as school to work Exploring programs
  • The creation of the Palmetto 549, a monthly 5 minute and 49 second consistent message of all things happening in the Palmetto Council
  • More leader training opportunities 
  • Expanding district operations to help support local units
  • A retention focus on youth and programs