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By Michelle Carpenter
Feb 20, 2017

3 Easy Steps to Connect Scouts to Presidential Ancestors

An apostle of God challenged youth across the world to do family history work. My siblings jumped on the challenge, given by Elder Neil L. Anderson, and started searching through ancestors on FamilySearch. They dressed in Sunday best and drove to the SLC temple before school started. I remember my freshman sister begging my mom […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Feb 21, 2017

When Parents Sign the Boy Scout Youth Application

When a parent signs the BSA Youth application what does it mean?  They sign their name inside a box below the words that say: “I have read the attached information for parents and approve the application.  I affirm that I have or will review “How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parents Guide.” […]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 21, 2017

Program Modifications Increase Advancement Flexibility

In June 2015, the Cub Scout program had many changes that naturally had an effect of Cub Scout Advancement. The Cub Scout Adventures were introduced to provide a new generation of Cub Scouts fun and adventure while growing through the aims and values of Scouting. Now year into the new program, BSA has taken recommendations from the field to make […]

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By Dae Richey
Feb 18, 2017

Council Rentals Now Available!

Want decorations for your Scouting Ceremony? Need some equipment for weekend campouts? Well, look no further. Rentals are now available at the Utah National Parks Council. Visit the Outdoor Center to view numerous choices available to make a Court of Honor, pack meeting, Blue and Gold Banquet, or even an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony look […]

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By Maria Milligan
Feb 17, 2017

Program Planning Resources

Last year, the Council held three Little Philmont training conferences to help stake presidents and other church leaders use Scouting resources to help their young men to grow spiritually. Two of the key elements of this conference were creating an annual plan and using program features to have high quality, youth-led activities. Here are some […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 16, 2017

Council Outdoor Center Grand Opening March 17th, “We’ll Put the ‘Outing’ in Scouting”

In our ongoing attempt to better serve our Scouting partners, leaders and parents, the Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new Council Trading Post and Outdoor Center! All Scouting leaders and the general public are invited to attend our Grand Opening on March 17, 2017 or drop in any […]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 15, 2017

2017 Advancement Guide Coming Soon

“Guide to Advancement is always a work in progress, thanks to program changes that occur at all levels of Scouting.“–National Advancement Program Team That’s why I recommend you use the online version, and subscribe to Advancement News (to subscribe, send a message to advancement.team@scouting.org, with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Indicate your name, email address, and council in […]

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By Jarom Shaver
Feb 12, 2017

A Lifetime of Scouting – Ken Clegg

If you have been to the Utah National Parks Council store in Orem, Utah in the last nine years, you may have had the opportunity to meet Ken Clegg. He probably helped you find a badge you were looking for or cashed you out at the register. All of this you probably noticed he did […]

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By Debbie Spoons
Feb 11, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

Scout leaders, get ready for Spring and Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready. To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure. Two Courses Available in Springville and […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 10, 2017

New Social Media Sites for Venturers

Did you hear? We have a new national Venturing website, venturing.org, created by Venturers for Venturers. All your Venturing resources are easily accessible and all in one place. At the first of the year, the new website was released with an easy to use interface and additional content to help your crews thrive. Also, make sure you […]

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By Ali Mohammad
Feb 08, 2017

New Council Uniform Exchange Provides Cheaper Alternatives

Being the oldest of three boys, I was always the first to get a new Scout shirt. But, my brothers got my hand-me-downs since we couldn’t always afford a new uniform. My shirts were always one size too big, and I wore them till they were two sizes too small. It was always like the Goldilocks story with my […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Feb 06, 2017

Upcoming Commissioner Training

Even Commissioners need training. Whether you are a District Commissioner, ADC, Unit Commissioner or Roundtable Commissioner, training exists for you.   This training is for stake leaders asked to help in the Scouting program–High Council members over YM and Primary, Stake YM Presidencies, Stake Primary Presidencies and others. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 05, 2017

New Employee Added to the Uintah Basin Team

She’s back! Joni Crane’s last adventure took her to New Braunfels, Texas where she served as the Assistant District Commissioner in the Alamo Area Council’s Two Rivers District. Married to Tracy Crane, Geologist and parent of three, Crane’s extracurricular activities revolve around her family, church, scouting and community service. “At age 17, I was invited to […]