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By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 28, 2015

Utah BSA Councils’ Statement On Support of Chartered Partners

Utah National Parks Council, Great Salt Lake Council and Trapper Trails Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, Salt Lake City,  and Ogden, UT — The Utah National Parks Council, Great Salt Lake Council and Trapper Trails Council remain committed to serving local youth and our community partners.  In recent years, the Councils have put forth a […]

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By Community Submission
Jul 25, 2015

“We want some Lunch!”

Be sure to check out my other posts:  Scout’s Guide to Beginning Dutch Oven Cooking,  Cleaning a Dutch Oven, and What’s for Breakfast It has to be quick, and the patrol has to want to eat it.  The Dutch Oven is not an oft-used appliance for most Scouts’ lunch preparation, but here are some recipes for […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 24, 2015

A Pioneer Among Scouting’s Pioneers

The early days of Scouting were shaped by a group of pioneers: Baden Powell, of course, with British Scouting;  William D Boyce, as the man who brought Scouting to America; Ernest Thompson Seaton, who merged his Woodcraft Indians with BSA; James E West, whose fortitude and persistence merged many youth groups into a unified BSA and Daniel Carter […]

By Darryl Alder
Jul 21, 2015

A Pioneer Day Pack Meeting

Cub Scouting has a rich heritage around Kipling’s Jungle Book, but you will find just as many Native American and Pioneer traditions. With Pioneer Day in Utah this week, it seemed appropriate to share a sample pack meeting with our readers. Pioneer Pack Meeting Agenda: Cub Scouts love to imagine they are adventuresome souls from the past. […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 21, 2015

Burger Benefits for BSA

On July 31st,  Arron Sandvick, owner of nine Carl’s Jr. Restaurants from Lehi to St George is hosting a Burger Benefits fundraising event for BSA. With your support, his will be a generous gift of 25% of the total proceeds of all nine restaurants. These funds will be used to support Scouting programs in the Utah National Parks Council. […]

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By Community Submission
Jul 21, 2015

Special Needs Day at JJ

For the past five years, Camp Jeremiah Johnson has held a Special Needs Day.  This day is set aside for youth with special needs of any kind starting at age 8 to come to camp and participate in all that Camp Jeremiah Johnson has to offer. Class sizes are small which allows the campers to […]

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By Richard Dubois
Jul 18, 2015

The Cory Wride Memorial Campership

We recognized Sergeant Cory Wride and his family at the Scofield Scout Camp Friday evening. Attached is the script that Richard DuBois, Utah National Parks Council, BSA Council Commissioner read: On the west lawn at the Utah State Capital in Salt Lake City, on a quiet, peaceful hillside is a Memorial dedicated to the lives of […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jul 18, 2015

Eccles Nature Center Makes Conservation Cool

If you have been to Camp Maple Dell in the past year, you may have noticed that the Nature area has had quite the makeover. I had heard from Camp Director Dave Johnson about all the excitement  from the new nature center, built thanks to a donation from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, […]

By Community Submission
Jul 18, 2015

“What’s for Breakfast?”

(This is part three in a six part series) Just in time for your Troop’s Pioneer Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A long day of hiking or camp activities must be started with a meal that “sticks to your ribs.” Here are a few ideas for using […]

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By Adrian
Jul 16, 2015

Ideas to “Spice” Up Your Campouts

I think just about everyone can agree that one of the big things that attracts and keeps Scouts in Scouting is the camping experience.  We are always competing for the boys time and attention with sports programs and other non-Scouting activities, so it is important that we try to do everything we can to make […]

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By Brad Harris
Jul 16, 2015

The Scout Cave

I grew up in Salt Lake City, near the base of Grandeur Peak and Mt. Olympus right on Millcreek. It was a Scouting paradise, just miles from Camp Tracy. Our LDS Chapel was more than 100 years old; it was nestled next to Millcreek and sported its own Scout cabin that stood for more than […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jul 15, 2015

Para Los Amigos de los Scouts Concilio de Utah National Parks

Por Dane Leavitt, Setenta de Área, Área Utah Sur, La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días Gracias por su amable apoyo al Movimiento Scout, y los hombres jóvenes que usted guía. Más de 65.000 familias de la Iglesia han contribuyeron en la campaña de los “Amigos de los Scout” durante el […]

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By Scott Major
Jul 15, 2015

Scofield Scout Camp, an Adventure Just Waiting for You!

When you hear the name Scofield Scout Camp what do you think of? Brotherhood? Adventure? Fun? Scofield is a place of opportunity for Scouts to be themselves, to make memories, and to have fun. Justin, one of our staff members this summer has this to say: Scofield isn’t about merit badges, it’s about the memories […]

By Maria Milligan
Jul 14, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

Summer means warm weather, clear skies, and camp improvements. Our camps are full of Scouts sailing, mountain biking, cooking, and adventuring. If you know where to look though, you’ll also find rangers and construction crews hard at work fixing, building, and maintaining our camps. Take a look at a couple of exciting construction projects we’ve been […]