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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. […]

Ashley national forest at bacon memorial park
By Madison Austin
Mar 22, 2019

Experience Adventure at Bacon Memorial Park

Bacon Memorial Park sits in a small, quiet meadow near the Uintah Mountains, within minutes of hiking trails and picturesque mountains. One of the many shining outdoor recreation areas found within Uintah County, Bacon Memorial Park is a base camp to the best adventures in eastern Utah.  Uintah County is home to diverse outdoor recreation […]

mental health and the outdoors
By Madison Austin
Mar 15, 2019

The Key to Better Mental Health could be Found in the Great Outdoors

It’s no longer a secret that many people struggle with their mental health and well-being. Over the past decade, there has been a revolution concerning the way we talk about and treat mental illness. Although there is still much work to be done, things that used to be taboo are slowly growing in awareness. And […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 14, 2019

Sell Popcorn Today, Pay For Scout Camp Tomorrow

Trail’s End popcorn sales are back, and they’re here to fund your Scouting adventures all year! Here at the council, we have a calendar packed full of Scouting fun like summer camp, day camp, and merit badge adventures. Want to be involved in it all? You can sell popcorn year-round, so start selling now to […]

church use scout camps
By Madison Austin
Mar 12, 2019

Church Groups can use Council Scout Camps for their own Programs, Even Past 2019

Scouting is not going anywhere after 2019, and neither are the many camps in our Council that have become the well-known and beloved sites for church encampments, youth conferences, father and son campouts, girls camps, and more. And just because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving away from the Scouting program […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 12, 2019

Rome Italy Temple Dedication Brings All 15 Apostles Together

In Rome, this Monday the 15 apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met to dedicate the Rome Italy Temple. The apostles rarely meet outside of Utah because the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints typically only has one apostle accompany him in a temple dedication. This is a […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 11, 2019

Why and How to Order Online

If you haven’t heard, we are focusing on online ordering outside of the Utah Valley. We believe this change will not affect any of your purchases due to the large availability of online products. The National Scout shop and Council Trading Post is a great resource for all outdoor gear and Scouting purchases and online […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 10, 2019

Unplug and Bond: Enjoy your Outdoorsy Family Retreat at Camp

Family reunions are increasingly important as family members move away and pursue different interests. Finding a location that can accommodate your whole family and that offers activities within or around the area can be challenging. We’ve got just what you are searching for! Our camps numerous campsites are perfect for your outdoorsy family retreat and are […]

scouting ambassador
By Madison Austin
Mar 05, 2019

Become a Scouting Ambassador Today, Bring Scouting to your Community Tomorrow

Are you looking to bring Scouting to more families in your community? Do you know of any youth who want to continue Scouting after 2019? Or maybe you just know of a local business who would make a great chartered partner. If this sounds like you, or you just want to be involved in making the […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 01, 2019

Three Scenic Outdoor Wedding Venues for Adventurous Couples

If you are in the process of planning a wedding, you probably know how difficult it can be to find the perfect venue that has all of the features you need and a beautiful view but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. If you are on the hunt for a venue for an upcoming […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 20, 2019

Help Fight Hunger By Scouting for Food – March 16, 2019

Beginning March 9th, Cub Scout packs will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers like the one below. Join the local Boy Scouts as they help fight hunger statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations and leaving it outside your front door by 9:00 a.m. on March 16. Scouts will collect bags from 9 am […]

By Maloree Anderson
Feb 19, 2019

Experience Adventure at Zion Base Camp

Have you ever wanted to experience Zion National Park? Or gaze upon the beauty of the Grand Canyon? What about taking your land and water toys to play at Sand Hollow State Park? Now’s your chance to do it all by staying at Zion Base Camp! Zion Base Camp, located near St. George, Utah, is […]

By Angela Shelley
Feb 14, 2019

Take Your First Aid Training to the Next Level: Wilderness First Aid

If you’ve ever experienced waiting for first responders and getting someone the medical care they need, you know how crucial (and slow) that time can be. When modern resources aren’t readily available, those critical moments can stretch to hours, and sometimes days. However, you can have more confidence in these moments and be better prepared […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 10, 2019

BYU’s Adventure for Youth (AFY) Program Coming to Moab Base Camp this Summer!

This summer, BYU’s Adventure for Youth (AFY) program will be coming to our very own Moab Base Camp! Participate in breathtaking recreational activities and build your testimony all in one place. Register for AFY 2019 Here What is Adventure for Youth? AFY is very similar to a program you may already be familiar with – BYU’s […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 08, 2019

BSA Announces Temporary Eagle Extension For First-Time Members Entering Scouts BSA

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA. One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Feb 08, 2019

Experience Adventure at Camp Maple Dell

If you have ever faced the camping crowds during holiday weekends or have had trouble booking a campsite at the last minute, we are here to help. In this article, you’ll learn about our popular and conveniently located Camp Maple Dell and how you can camp there year-round. Located just up Payson Canyon (Payson, UT) […]

troop 1458
By Nicole Balmforth
Feb 07, 2019

New Springville Girls Troop Meets for First Time

If you haven’t heard already, the historic Scouts BSA program officially began on February 1st, allowing young women ages 11 to 17 the ability to participate in the program. Many young women are thrilled to join, amongst them are Scouts from Troop 1456 in Springville. On February 1st, Troop 1456, comprised only of females, held their first […]

By Madison Austin
Feb 06, 2019

$22,000 Scholarship Opportunities for High School and College Students – Apply for the 2019 Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award

Are you Utah’s Young Humanitarian? Or does someone in your unit, ward, class or family deserve this title? If so, you or someone you know could win a college scholarship! Many scholarships award students for their accomplishments in sports and academics, however, the Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award celebrates outstanding humanitarian service among youth. We […]