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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. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 18, 2019

New BSA Incident Reporting Requirements — Effective Immediately

When an injury, illness, or other incident occurs during a Scouting activity, the safety of our youth is top concern. It is essential that we all help mitigate potential impacts by following mandatory reporting requirements. To better enable this, New Incident Reporting Requirements and a new online form have been put in place at the national level and are […]

By Angela Shelley
Jul 10, 2019

Mini Camp Adventure – Webelos and Cubs at Camp Maple Dell!

Does your Cub Scout want to know what it’s like to go to Scout Camp? Now’s their chance! This four-hour Mini Scout Camp Adventure at, Camp Maple Dell, gives Cub Scouts, Webelos, or soon-to-be Scouts a taste of what week-long Scout camp is like. Boys and girls will experience the adventure with hiking, rock climbing, BB guns, […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 27, 2019

Why Church Members Should Use Scouting to Complement the New Youth Initiative

In May 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they will be launching a new youth initiative in 2020. This means the Church will no longer be a chartered partner with the Boy Scouts of America. However, that doesn’t mean Church members can’t take advantage of the benefits of Scouting for […]

By Angela Shelley
Jun 25, 2019

Leadership Development with a Twist on Tradition

Great leadership has immeasurable value and the potential for endless positive influence. Businesses and corporations know this and easily pay thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to support leadership development and growth each year. Have you given your leaders the best tools to succeed? Are you satisfied with your leadership skills? And did you […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jun 22, 2019

Scouting as a Resource for Members of the Church

As Scout leaders in the Utah National Parks Council, we wholeheartedly support the Church’s forthcoming initiative for children and youth, which will provide opportunities for “large gatherings and personal development through goals and achievement of goals.” Currently, we are planning how Scouting can complement this inspired initiative. As you—parents and leaders—identify the wide range of […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 17, 2019

The Camping Resources you will Need After 2019

We know, the transition to community-sponsored Scouting seems daunting. But lucky for you, the Council has plenty of resources to help you stay on track. Especially when it comes to camping, you don’t have to start from scratch. Simply reach out to your district executive or the Council Help Desk to start building a program […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 12, 2019

After 2019, will Duty to God in Scouting Become a Thing of the Past?

As a Scouter, you are well-aware of the Scouting principle of Duty to God and the important role it has played in your adventures. However, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ends its partnership with the BSA after 2019, will Duty to God in Scouting also meet its end? This is an […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 08, 2019

Scout Me In: Join Scouting in Your Community Today!

Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership and so much more.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best-right-now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that put kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. There have […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 05, 2019

Scout Fundraising Basics – All You Need to Know to Get Started and Fund your Ideal Year

Where will your next Scouting adventure take you? You’re limited only by your imagination — and, yes, your budget. Scouting has many expenses, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from planning your dream year of Scouting. With these Council-approved fundraising options, you can earn the funds you need for your unit’s ideal year! Scout […]

By Madison Austin
May 30, 2019

Introducing the Duty to God Buffalo Award

“The Scout in his promise undertakes to do his duty to his king and country only in the second place. His first duty is to God. There is a higher mission before us, namely the promotion of the kingdom of God. That is the rule of peace and goodwill on earth.” – Lord Baden-Powell A […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 16, 2019

Discover the Rich Scouting Heritage of Utah’s Pro Rugby Team and Join them at Upcoming Scout Night Fundraisers

Scouting has existed in Utah for decades. And while Scouts have a long history in our state, the Utah Warriors Professional Rugby Team is on the flip side of that spectrum. When major League Rugby announced its inaugural season in 2018, the Utah Warriors was one of seven teams that founded the league. With the […]

By Julia Thompson
May 15, 2019

Pro Rafting Tours with Donny Hazard – Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Sponsor

With the start of the new Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Workshop program, we have had some awesome businesses in our community sponsor some Merit Badge Workshops. Recently, Pro Rafting Tours became a sponsor of the Whitewater and Kayaking Merit Badge. Sign up for one of their rafting Merit Badge Workshops HERE. Who is Pro […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 08, 2019

How a Merit Badge Adventure Inspired This Scout

Tyler Phillips was just like any Scout when he traveled to Heber Valley’s Airport, excited for the adventure that lay ahead. What he didn’t know was how his life would take a new direction, filled with new opportunities. Tyler attended one of our Council’s Merit Badge Adventures, specifically the Aviation Merit Badge Adventure. Merit Badge […]

By Madison Austin
May 03, 2019

Utah National Parks Council 2018 Annual Report

In 2018, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partners, we consistently […]

By Maloree Anderson
Apr 23, 2019

Utah Warriors Rugby Invites You to Scout Nights with Half-Off all Tickets

In support of the Utah National Parks Council, the Utah Warriors Professional Rugby Team would like to invite all Scouting troops, leaders, and their families to celebrate Scout Nights. Come watch and learn about Utah’s newest and richest sports teams with over 11 different countries being represented by the roster. Use the code “BSA” at […]

By Madison Austin
Apr 23, 2019

A Superhero for Social Change: One Local Scout’s Journey to Lift the Homeless Through Empathy

This week, many of us are planning on rushing to the movie theaters to see Avengers: Endgame or staying home and catching up on or re-watching any number of superhero movies. And while we sit back and watch these larger-than-life heroes on the screen, one young Cub Scout in Sandy, UT is living as a […]

By Angela Shelley
Apr 18, 2019

No Troop? No Problem. Go to Camp as a SOLO SCOUT!

Why Solo Scout? Do you know a Scout who has a conflict with the troop’s camp dates? Maybe the troop isn’t going to Scout Camp at all this summer. Perhaps the Scout wants to experience a different camp or connect with new Scouts. It could be that your Scout wants a little extra adventure this […]