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By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 2018

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you very much for your interest in the well-being of the youth in your area. Your time and generosity are making a difference in their lives and in the future of the Church. Over 90,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2017 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
May 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council Committed to Serving LDS Youth and Future Community Partners

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announced that beginning in 2020, the Church will no longer charter Scouting units because they will be launching a new program that meets the needs of their increasingly global membership. […]

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By Julia Thompson
Oct 18, 2018

Meet the 2018 Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Recipients

Every year we honor outstanding men in our community at a recognition event called the Celebration of Eagles. Adult Eagle Scouts who have gone to create change above and beyond their communities and have made a national and international impact are nominated for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. These men have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, […]

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By Nicole Balmforth
Oct 15, 2018

Local Eagle Scout Completes Every Merit Badge

On October 10th, Eagle Scout Andrew Felsted was front and center at a Court of Honor held at his home. He was surrounded by friends and family as he was recognized for his many achievements in Scouting. Not only did Andrew achieve his Eagle Scout Award, an impressive feat on its own, he also completed […]

By Madison Austin
Oct 15, 2018

Get Prepared to Camp at the Family Camping 101 Event

Join us at the Orem Scout Shop on October 20th to get prepared for all your family camping adventures. Ask questions about camping, gear, cooking, the outdoors, etc. The Scout Shop will be prepared to help you with all of your camping needs. Set up a tent before you buy it, take out the sleeping […]

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By Madison Austin
Oct 12, 2018

Get to Know Spencer J. Cox, the 2018 Celebration of Eagles Keynote Speaker

If you attend this year’s Celebration of Eagle, you will be lucky to hear from our Lieutenant Governor, Spencer J. Cox, the event’s keynote speaker. Get to know Cox, a previous Outstanding Eagle award recipient, and attend the Celebration of Eagles on October 26th to hear him speak. You can purchase tickets HERE. Spencer J. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 11, 2018

Support Scouting and Become a Unit Commissioner!

Although our Council will most likely experience some changes over the next few years, we are still dedicated to maintaining the quality programs we all know and love. As always, we are looking for dedicated volunteers to support our youth. New units that are formed during this time of transition and after 2019 will especially […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 09, 2018

Live YPT in Spanish Fork

An opportunity to attend a live version of the BSA’s updated Youth Protection Training this Saturday, October 13th, in Spanish Fork is being provided by the Black Diamond District. Hopefully, everyone knows the BSA came out with a new version of their mandatory Youth Protection Training back in Feb 2018 and announced that everyone would need to […]

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By Nicole Balmforth
Oct 08, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Remain Involved in Camping

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been with the Boy Scouts of America for over 100 years. In that time, with Scouting as the activity arm of Young Men programs in the Church, camping has been a major part of youth experiences. Scouting emphasizes the value in outdoor experiences and generations of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 05, 2018

Camp Maple Dell Safe: Thank You Firefighters!

In early September, the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires threatened southern Utah County, including Camp Maple Dell. These monstrous fires became the number one priority in the nation, as they burned over 120,000 thousand acres combined. Camp Maple Dell was directly in the fires’ way but, remarkably, no damage was done. Camp Maple Dell’s […]

By Angela Shelley
Oct 01, 2018

Are You Scouting For Good Family Frights this Halloween?

Camps aren’t just for Scouts, and Halloween isn’t just for kids! For only two nights in October, Camp Jeremiah Johnson and Camp Maple Dell are getting spooky for your eeeeeerie enjoyment. We have something for everyone! Whether you’re five or 50, you can find something to float your fright this Halloween at our Camps. When […]

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By Julia Thompson
Sep 29, 2018

Meet the 2018 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipients Part One: James Rasband, Brad Wilcox, and Brandon Doman

Every year we honor outstanding men in our community at a recognition event called the Celebration of Eagles. Adult Eagle Scouts who have shown success in their professional life and community are nominated for the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Men who have gone above and beyond their communities and made a national and international impact are nominated […]

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By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 28, 2018

Girls Camp at Maple Dell: Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

In July, Camp Maple Dell hosted a girls camp for girls to enjoy the great outdoors and the many activities that come with it. The young women who came to camp said they were all excited to learn and to explore. The different activities and skills these girls learned and the people they met will have […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 20, 2018

Baden Powell Roundtable Sept 29th

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Baden Powell Service Area will sponsor its first Roundtable. It will be held at the UNPC offices in Orem at 10:00 am – anyone is invited to attend. BP Roundtable – download the flyer here to share with others Who/What is the Baden Powell Service Area? As explained in this […]

By Angela Shelley
Sep 19, 2018

October Merit Badge Fest: Merit Badge Adventures at Camp JJ

Camp Jeremiah Johnson is a beautiful camp where troops can enjoy a fall overnighter (or fathers and sons)! Jeremiah Johnson hosts some of the best Scouting experiences, and we invite any and all to attend this special Merit Badge Adventure in October. Bring your Scout and/or troop for a night of camping and an opportunity to […]

By Madison Austin
Sep 18, 2018

Calling all Wood Badgers! Attend the Wood Badge Alumni Dinner September 29, 2018

The Utah National Parks Council Wood Badge Alumni Association (WBAA) is holding its first-ever dinner event at the Orem Scout office on September 29, 2018, from 6:00-8:30 pm. We hope many of you will join us!  Register Now The purpose of the WBAA is to provide opportunities for those who have been through Wood Badge […]

By David Peterson
Sep 15, 2018

Practice Your Swing for a Good Cause at the 2018 BSA Benefit Golf Tournament in St. George, UT

Calling all golfers! Come practice your swing for a good cause and join us for an afternoon of golfing at the upcoming BSA Benefit Golf Tournament in St. George, UT on October 18, 2018. Register Now! This event is sponsored by Ken Garff St. George Ford Lincoln and will be held at the Bloomington Country Club. […]

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By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 13, 2018

Family Scouting: Fun for the Entire Family

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. “The BSA believes we owe it to families to structure our program offerings in a way that fits into their busy lives to deliver character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises.” Thus, Family Scouting was introduced. The new Family Scouting program benefits families because […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Sep 09, 2018

The Path Forward: BSA releases statement regarding the future

The Boy Scouts of America recently clarified its transition plan with regard to Scouting for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, now and in the future. View this message here and read the letter below. Dear Scouting Families, Thank you for your support of and involvement in the Boy Scouts of […]

By Rawlin Bagnall
Aug 29, 2018

Challenge Yourself at the 2018 Sanpete Challenge

Do you live in the Sanpete, Sevier, or Wayne County? Are you looking for a way to push your youth to the limit? The Sanpete Challenge is a physically and mentally challenging course that dates back to similar Ute Indian brave traditions. Youth will work together as a team to compete in this demanding challenge. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2018

Meetings You’ll Be Sorry You Missed.

There have been a few meetings you might be sorry to have missed lately (3 of them within a 10-day span).  There was one hosted by the Wood Badge alumni association on Aug 9th, another at the St George Elks Lodge on Aug 11th and the most recent was on Aug 18th at the Provo […]