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By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 2017

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 56,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2016 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

By Ann Shumway
Sep 22, 2017

Webelos Day Camp vs Webelos Woods?

As a new Webelos leader things can be quite confusing with all the new jargon, updated requirements (which now include both Webelos and Arrow of Light Adventures), wondering which uniform the boys wear blue or tan among other questions.  Then you throw in the information on Webelos Day Camp and Webelos Woods.  Are they the […]

By Jim Bethel
Sep 21, 2017

Why am I a Scout Dad?

I have been involved in Scouting most of my life – but had little experience as a youth.  My dad was mostly an absentee dad.  We moved around the country every few months following the construction projects that he was involved with.  I remember wanting to spend more time with him, but there never seemed […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 19, 2017

LDS Den Leader Training: Part 2 – The Planning Process

Welcome to Part 2 of LDS Den Leader Training – This series of post is designed for Wolf, Bear and Webelos den leaders who have been called to serve in Cub Scout packs chartered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We hope to give den leaders the basic information they need to conduct a […]

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 17, 2017

Families Grew Strong at the Partner and Pal Campout

Camp Jeremiah Johnson just hosted its fall Partner and Pal Campout. This event is an overnight camping experience geared towards families that are looking for a good time at camp. Families are invited to come Friday evening and enjoy dinner around the fire and pitch their tents somewhere on the camps property. Then, in the […]

By Darryl Alder
Sep 17, 2017

Let Them Lead: A Leadership Development Series for LDS Youth

This has been the greatest year adapting, developing and testing a Come, Follow Me style National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) syllabus. This series was adapted from NYLT to help leaders teach LDS youth leadership skills so that those leaders can confidently “Let Them Lead.” NYLT is filled with activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and camping in a team environment. […]

By David Johnson
Sep 16, 2017

Enjoy the Spirit of Thanks by Attending the Community Thanksgiving Expo

Thanksgiving is a time of year to spend with family and close friends: Gathering together for festivities and feasts to appreciate the wonders of giving and being thankful. How is your family celebrating Thanksgiving Day this year? Why not enjoy the spirit of giving at Maple Dell Scout Camp during the first annual Community Thanksgiving […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 15, 2017

Join us for Family Camping 101 at the Orem Scout Shop’s Family Camping Event

Looking to make your family camping trips successful? Well, look no further, because we have got just the day planned for you! On Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Orem Scout Shop will be hosting a Family Camping event. The Scout Shop will provide you with all the gear and […]

By Lisa Jenson
Sep 13, 2017

18 Hole Golf Tournament to Benefit Fire-Damaged Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Ken Garff St. George Ford Lincoln and Sun River Golf Club are sponsoring an 18 hole golf tournament at the Bloomington Country Club Thursday, Oct. 19th to benefit  BSAThunder Ridge Scout Camp affected by the Brian Head fire this year.  Register for the Golf Tournament Here Purchase one of three packages to participate in the tournament: […]

By Kelly Frey
Sep 11, 2017

Little Philmont Shows How Stake Presidents Can “Be There” for Their Scouts

Over the past weekend I got to attend Little Philmont at Tifie Scout Camp in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Overall, it was an amazing experience. At Little Philmont, local Stake Presidents are able to connect with each other as they receive instruction on Scouting and leadership skills. Speakers like Elder Dale H. Munk of the Seventy, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 10, 2017

Let Them Lead: Communicating Well (part 2)

In order to reach your eternal potential and do the work the Lord has for you, you need to know how to communicate and listen well. “Many articles in Church literature have dealt with the important art of listening. They support a proverb that teaches this vital lesson: ‘Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou […]

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 09, 2017

Turn up the Heat and Complete the Welding Merit Badge

Sparks will literally fly when Scouts work diligently to complete the Welding Merit Badge. This unique, elective merit badge is currently only available at Maple Dell Scout Camp during regular summer camp and is one of the more popular classes being offered, (with limited space). This merit badge not only gets the Scouts to work with […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Sep 09, 2017

Welcome Makenzie to the Team!

Hello, all! I’m Makenzie, the newest Marketing Associate for the Boy Scouts of America National Parks Council here in Orem! I’m currently a senior at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, majoring in Fine Arts and Communications with an emphasis in New-Media Journalism, and minoring in Writing and Rhetoric. I’ve been published by Capital West […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Sep 08, 2017

I’m not an Eagle Scout, but I am an RM…(and married)

Ethan Rodriguez never got the memo that being an Eagle Scout was a requirement for dating BYU girls. “I’d be talking to a girl about what she would want in a future spouse and she’d say, ‘He has to be a returned missionary and he has to be, you know, an Eagle Scout.’” said Rodriguez. […]