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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 […]

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By Ali Mohammad
Sep 25, 2017

FREE Shipping on Online Ordering of Scouting Advancement Awards

***FREE shipping on all online orders October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 only!*** Effective immediately, leaders in the Utah National Parks Council who have completed their online internet advancement can order their advancement awards through our online order form and have them shipped directly to their house or pick them up at their local […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Dec 14, 2017

Program Features: Cooking

Cooking is an important skill when you are camping, but it is also an important skill back home. Unless you want to get by on ramen noodles and fast-food burgers for the rest of your life, cooking is an essential skill that you will always benefit from. This program module for cooking is from the This […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 14, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 14

Jesus taught: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”—Matthew 6:21 Let’s first and foremost understand that your treasure does not refer to gems and jewels, or silver and gold, not that Scouts have tons of it anyway.  Your treasure is that closest to your heart. It could be your family, your […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Dec 13, 2017

Scouts say they go to Maple Dell MBA to have fun, not just to earn Merit Badges

Last weekend Scouts had fun enjoying a night of camping in the beautiful and mountainous setting of our Maple Dell Scout camp. Scouts were able to chose between Trail to First Class, where they worked on requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks, or chose to work on earning their Citizenship in the Nation and […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 13, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 13

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them—Matthew 7:12 This is basically the “golden rule” or “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. Let’s try to put this in a positive light, and use only the good things people and friends have […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 12, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 12

“BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN.”   Recently, I had a dear friend whose Dad had passed on.  I spoke with him about the eternal family, but I realize I did not think of his sorrow and mourn with him.  I knew of his large family and thought they would console him.   That does not excuse my […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 11, 2017

Prominent Local Leaders Share How Their Eagle Prepared Them For Missions

How does earning an Eagle Scout prepare you to be a more effective full-time missionary? Just ask this year’s 2017 Celebration of Eagles recipients. These men have made a tremendous difference in their community through their influential examples and service. Watch the video below to learn about how becoming Eagle Scouts prepared them for LDS […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 11, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 11

“I WAS STRANGER AND YE TOOK ME IN.”   I am for once, speechless, or shall I say I have no earthly idea what to write.    Children have been taught “stranger, danger” for years now.  That doesn’t fit really well into this scripture. I have had one clear thought that makes all the difference for LDS […]

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 Kent Hansen
Dec 06, 2017

LDS Area Seventy to speak at University of Scouting

The Utah National Parks Council is pleased to announce that Elder Dale H. Munk, LDS Church Seventy, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s University of Scouting event on February 24, 2018. Elder Munk previously served as a bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president. He graduated from the University […]

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 […]