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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 20, 2018

Announcing New Camp Opening in Eagle Mountain

Thanks to a generous donation, the Utah National Parks Council is now home to not twelve, but thirteen camps! We are excited to officially announce this new camp in Eagle Mountain and are anxious to start developing a place where youth, families, and the community take their adventures to the outdoors. The camp will be […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 13, 2018

How To Complete This Unique UNPC Commissioner College Patch

Do you have this patch? If you have attended a Commissioner College (live or online) in the Utah National Parks Council since January 2014 you should have received the above patch just for attending. (Usually awarded as part of the closing ceremony)  But it is just the start of your UNPC Commissioner College patch. Here […]

trail to eagle sponsor
By Julia Thompson
Apr 11, 2018

Trail to Eagle Sponsors: Local Companies Help Scouts

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest achievement possible for those in the Scouting program. Only 4% of all Scouts reach this rank. In addition to earning at least 21 merit badges, they must exemplify the Scout Oath and Law and hold positions of leadership. They must also complete a project. While this last piece […]

dynamic scrip
By Julia Thompson
Apr 10, 2018

Dynamic Scrip: Make Money by Supporting Scouting

Dynamic Scrip The Utah National Parks Council has recently partnered with Dynamic Scrip to create a more engaging and universal fundraising experience. This program allows you to get back and give back using Dynamic Pay. Dynamic Pay Dynamic Scrip is changing the way you buy with Dynamic Pay. Like a Costco membership, you pay an annual fee […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 large council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities, enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently exceeded […]

pathway to priesthood
By Julia Thompson
Apr 08, 2018

Pathway to Priesthood: Scouting Promotes Leadership, Citizenship and Priesthood Preparation

Pathway to Priesthood: Scouting Promotes Leadership, Citizenship, and Priesthood Preparation As the longest formal chartered partner of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting has been a staple in the LDS Church for a long time. The reason the Church has stuck with Scouting is that the program truly promotes the important goals the Church seeks to […]

Utah Valley Scout Show
By Madison Austin
Apr 07, 2018

Utah Valley Scout Show April 28, 2018 Features Fun for the Whole Family

It’s possible you’ve heard about the Utah Valley Scout Show. Maybe you already have your tickets! Or maybe you have no idea what a Scout Show is. Whatever the case is, we’re here to answer your questions and show you why you need to be at the 2018 Utah Valley Family Scout Show on April 28th, 2018.  First […]

By Julia Thompson
Apr 07, 2018

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

Pro Rafting Tours 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. Who is Pro Rafting Tours? The Pro Rafting Tours team is […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 06, 2018

Brand New Commissioner Courses

Three brand new courses will be debuted at the College of Commissioner Science being held in Provo on Sat. April 21, 2018 (Register here).  Each of the three new courses fill a need to help inform and train commissioners with three very specific groups of youth – Cub Scouts, LDS Eleven Year Old Scouts, and […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Apr 05, 2018

How to Help Your Scout With the Eagle Project, Without Doing it For Them

Is your Scout about to start on their Eagle project, or already working on it? Congrats! It takes a lot of hard work, patience, and endurance from both the Scout and his parents/family members/ mentors to get to this point. However, some parents or mentors are so excited to have their Scout receive their Eagle that, […]

Primary Scouting
By Julia Thompson
Apr 03, 2018

Primary Scouting: Tips and Tricks For Excelling in Your New Calling

So, you just got called into the Primary Presidency. Now what? Maybe you are an avid Scouter. Maybe you have had a few sons go through the program. Maybe you know nothing. Wherever you are in your Primary Scouting journey, don’t worry you can learn. As leaders, you can receive revelation and inspiration for the people you […]

donor appreciation day
By Julia Thompson
Apr 02, 2018

Keepers of the Flame Donor Appreciation Day at Maple Scout Camp

We Love Our Donors! Being a member of the Keepers of the Flame means you get invitations to exclusive events for the Utah National Parks Council. The Council does these events to show appreciation to you, our donors and fervent supporters. In addition to the upcoming groundbreaking at our new camp in Eagle Mountain dubbed “Camp […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 30, 2018

Provo Commissioner College

Are you a Scouter who has the word Commissioner in your position?  Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner (ADC), Roundtable Commissioner, or other? The UNPC has a training event coming soon just for you. Registration is now open! If you have never been to a Commissioner College before or maybe it’s been a while, […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 28, 2018

Making Leadership Positions More Meaningful in LDS Scouting

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re feeling refreshed after a wonderful Sacrament meeting. One of the brothers in the ward just gave a powerful talk about the importance of helping the young men in the ward be successful. This causes you to ponder on your role as the Scoutmaster. You begin thinking about all of the […]

the keepers of the flame
By Julia Thompson
Mar 26, 2018

The Keepers of the Flame: What it Actually Means

The Keepers of the Flame The Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the lives of youth around the country since 1910. You, our generous supporters, have been making this happen. The Utah National Parks Council is grateful for all of the donors, volunteers, and sponsors who support Scouting avidly in our community. We are especially […]

Boy Scouts fishing
By Madison Austin
Mar 20, 2018

Hooked on fishing – How to give Scouts the best fishing experience

In Utah, there are so many beautiful places, near and far, to take Scouts fishing. Whether you want to try a simple pond or explore a wild river, the options are almost endless. In this article, I explore what I learned at the University of Scouting this year about the many ways to get Scouts actively involved […]

camp love
By Julia Thompson
Mar 16, 2018

Camp Love: Finding Forever at Beaver High Adventure Base

Camp Love When Kayla and James first met in 2012 at Beaver High Adventure Base, love was the furthest thing from their minds. They became friends but thought nothing of it. Now, almost six years later, they are a story of camp love, to be married in May. Kayla and James Kayla is a college […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 15, 2018

Program Feature Series: Skateboarding

In this article we are featuring the program module for skateboarding from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Ready to Ride “Chances are you see somebody on a skateboard nearly every day. From its humble beginnings more than half […]