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By David Johnson
Nov 22, 2017

Special Merit Badge Adventure at Maple Dell Scout Camp

We are pleased to announce that Maple Dell Scout Camp will be holding a Special Merit Badge Adventure on December 8-9, 2017 at Maple Dell. Bring your Scout unit for a night of camping and post-summer opportunities to earn merit badges and rank requirements in the beautiful, mountainous setting of Maple Dell Scout Camp. This […]

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By Madison Austin
Nov 03, 2017

The New Eric Dowdle Puzzle: Voted Best Christmas Gift to Give this Year

Just in time for Christmas, our own Maple Dell Scout Camp will become the face of the season’s best gift to give: the newest Eric Dowdle puzzle! See the familiar sites of the Utah National Parks Council’s flagship camp come to life with energetic Scouts, famous Scouting figures and more. Pre-order yours today and help […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 10, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 10

“Search the scriptures.”—John 5:39 The scriptures contain the word of God, relayed to us through inspired servants. As we study the scriptures, we grow closer to God and gain a clearer vision of our purpose on earth.   Why? How? Where? When?  As young people these are normal thoughts. Some people read scriptures just to […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 09, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 9

“I WAS SICK AND YE VISITED ME.”—Matthew 25:36 This is the perfect service project for Scouts.  There are so many sick and wounded people everywhere.  There are nursing homes, assisted living homes, VA  hospitals and some mental health facilities.  If you plan to go visit as a group, place a call first to find the […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 07, 2017

Commissioner College in American Fork

Hey Commissioners! What are your new year’s resolutions going to be this year?  Loose weight?  Exercise more? Finally get around to doing that thing you have been putting off? What ever you are thinking about let me suggest one for you… Get more training!  We have all heard the saying that every boy deserves a […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 06, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 6

Matthew 7:1 says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  On the surface, this sounds so easy.  Is it not all about “walking in the other person’s shoes”?  We know not to judge the poor, the downtrodden, the disabled, and literally everyone we pass on the street.  There is however what I call righteous judgment.  […]

By Community Submission
Dec 05, 2017

Bruce Alger, in Memoriam

Peter Alger, Bruce’s son, read this at his father’s memorial service, held last Thursday: My dad always liked to say, “Giving a talk in church is liking throwing up.  We feel kind of crappy before it happens, you feel crappy while it’s happening, but you feel fantastic once you’re done.” Something tells me that I still […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 02, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 2

“I WAS THIRSTY, AND YE GAVE ME DRINK.” Now, this should be easy for all Scouts.  This past year has been peppered with people needing clean drinking water.  Some people are still in dire need.  Contact your local Red Cross of America. They know where it is needed.  Imagine the thirst you could quench if […]

By Darryl Alder
Nov 30, 2017

Scouts Can #LightTheWorld Too

Once again this year the LDS Church is ushering in Christmas with a #LightTheWorld event that fits right in with a Scout’s Duty to God and Daily Good Turn. Each day in December until Christmas we will offer suggestions for your Pack or quorum that aligns with “25 Days, 25 Ways” part of the Church’s initiative.  […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 29, 2017

Are You Making Your 2018 Summer Camp Plans?

Are you making your 2018 summer camp plans?  Now is the time to be doing it; there are great opportunities ahead for every young man to participate in.  The Utah National Parks Council offers a wide variety of camping experiences for Troops, Teams, Crews, Church youth groups, Young Women camps and just about anything you can […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 27, 2017

This Giving Tuesday Support Your Local Scouting Community

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many are focusing on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Join us in celebrating Giving […]

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By Kevin Hunt
Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Scouting: A Poem

As I think about Thanksgiving, gratitude, and Scouting, they all seem to go together.  So, I wrote a poem about it all and would like to share it with you. I’m So Grateful I’m in Scouting I’m so grateful I’m in Scouting, growing, serving, so much to give. Scouting brotherhood and outings, Oh, what a […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Nov 23, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Fitness & Nutrition

Getting Into Shape Fitness is essential to many everyday activities and a major contributor to a long, healthy life. Because of the new world additions such as Netflix and junk food, many leaders (and youth) aren’t as fit as they’d like to be. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and […]