Featured post
boy scouts of america and temple
By Maria Milligan
Jun 22, 2019

Scouting as a Resource for Members of the Church

As Scout leaders in the Utah National Parks Council, we wholeheartedly support the Church’s forthcoming initiative for children and youth, which will provide opportunities for “large gatherings and personal development through goals and achievement of goals.” Currently, we are planning how Scouting can complement this inspired initiative. As you—parents and leaders—identify the wide range of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 13, 2019

Be a Friend of Scouting

It’s Friends of Scouting time and it’s easier than ever to support your local Scouts! To simplify the process, we’re running a digital campaign. With your online donation today, you will make a direct difference in the lives of youth. Scouting has helped youth build character and leadership for over 100 years in Utah; you can help us do […]

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 12, 2019

Kickoff Your Popcorn Sales on September 25th

Did you know that popcorn is the #1 fundraising platform for Scouts? Because of its high success rates and return benefits, Scouts can spend less time fundraising and more time Scouting! We’re hosting a Trail’s End Popcorn Kickoff on September 25th to get Scouts and their units (packs and troops) started on the right foot […]

By Community Submission
Sep 10, 2019

REMEMBERING 9/11 THROUGH A DAY OF CARING

On September 11, 2001 nearly 3,000 innocent people died in the most devastating terrorist attack upon our country. For the families and friends of those lost on 9/11, commemorating their lives in a meaningful way ensures that their memory will live on for future generations. Scout service is a wonderful way to teach the nation’s youth […]

By Darryl Alder
Sep 09, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Schools Charter Scout Units?

As a school club or after school program, Scouting can be used K–12 in any school or through a parent-teacher organization for school children and teens. Through hands-on activities and active learning, Scouting helps youth develop a desire for lifelong learning and high regard for self-improvement, community engagement, and respect for the outdoors. Sharing many of the same goals Scouting, schools, and educators make an ideal team.

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 05, 2019

Join Nights Happening NOW, Near You

The Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce that new Cub Scout packs and Scout troops are now forming in your area for all youth five and older! You and your family and friends are invited to Join Nights happening near you. These new packs and troops (units) are replacing those currently sponsored by The Church of […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 30, 2019

Cub Scouts Experienced the Adventure of Scout Camp

Last weekend young, eager Scouts attended Camp Maple Dell‘s Mini Scout Camp Adventure where they got to experience a small taste of what it’s like to go to the Council’s premier week-long, Scout camp. Girls and boys were hands on with shooting sports, rock climbing, arts and crafts and just pure adventure. Check out the […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 28, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Churches Charter Units with BSA? (Part 1)

Looking back on more than thirty years as a professional Scouter, I have organized my share of new units. Sadly many of them come and go, but church chartered units seem to stay around. As an example of this, I was coaching an entry-level District Executive in a rural Utah community that had both a […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 21, 2019

Youth Conferences, Girls Camp, and More: Outdoor Adventures Waiting to Happen

For years now, many of our outdoor locations have been popular destinations for large youth groups. With trained staff on-hand in case anything goes wrong, high-quality amenities, and exciting activities, you can’t find better locations or prices. Whether you need space to accommodate a small group, like for your ward’s girl’s camp, or you have […]

By Madison Austin
Aug 16, 2019

Back to School – How Scouting Can Help Your Child Transition to the Classroom

Whether your child is going to school for the first time, or going back at the start of the new year, every parent can relate to the first-day jitters their kids can experience. However, sometimes that case of jitters can turn into serious anxiety for many children. A new school year brings about a lot […]

By McKenna Hunt
Aug 15, 2019

Join us at the Celebration of Eagles – October 25th, 2019

This year the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the virtues of Scouting at the Celebration of Eagles on October 25th at the Adobe Lehi Building. This black-tie event will begin with mingling among prominent community members and fellow Scouters and feature hors-d’oeuvres and music. Doors open for check-in starting at 6 with the […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 14, 2019

Missing Girl Found Because of Trained Camp Staff

It was another week of girls camp at Camp Maple Dell. Over the years, many girls camps have been held at Maple Dell, providing adventures and team-building activities for the hundreds of young women and leaders attending. It was just a normal week at camp, until the cry from the church leaders came. Night time […]