About Us

Great Salt Lake Council

A History to Be Proud of

The Great Salt Lake Council was formed in 1919, one of the first official “First Class” urban councils to be organized by the BSA. Since that historic beginning, the Great Salt Lake Council has paved the way in many aspects of Scouting.


Due to its prime location in Salt Lake City, the council has enjoyed long-standing relationships with local religious communities such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Catholic Diocese of Utah, Baptist congregations, Lutheran churches, Presbyterian churches, Jewish community centers, and other faith-based congregations. It has also partnered with civic groups such as Rotary International, the Elks Lodge, and the American Legion.


The goal of the council is to provide quality Scouting programs and opportunities to all eligible youth regardless of circumstances, religious affiliation, neighborhood or background from Farmington to Herriman, and from Wanship to Wendover. Family Scouting adventures are available for youth of all ages who wish to experience the promise of Scouting: Citizenship, Character, Leadership, and Fitness.


Perry Frandsen

Council Commissioner

Tim Fenton

Council President

Kent Downing

Acting Scouting Executive

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