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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 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

Where to Go Camping: 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) […]

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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 […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 23, 2019

Why I believe Scouting should be a part of your home-centered learning.

Disclaimer: I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a volunteer for the Utah National Parks Council of the BSA. The following thoughts are based on my personal experience and ideas and in no way express any official position or recommendation of the Utah National Parks Council nor of the Church.  […]

By Madison Austin
Jan 22, 2019

Every Scouter and Parent Should Know the Signs of Altitude Sickness – It Could Save a Life

Altitude sickness is a common, but sometimes fatal, illness. If you’ve ever been on a high-altitude hike and felt the onset of a headache and fatigue, it’s very possible you have experienced the beginning stages of altitude sickness. If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid this fatal illness once, don’t think you are immune and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 18, 2019

The Summer’s BEST Adventures Start at Camp

Are you ready to own the adventure this summer? Because now is the time! The Utah National Parks Council, BSA offers a wide variety of camping experiences for packs, troops, church youth groups, young women camps and anyone else! Own the Adventure today and register! There are about a dozen camps for you to choose […]

By Madison Austin
Jan 17, 2019

Learn First Aid, Save A Life

When two shoppers were injured in the shooting at Fashion Place Mall in Murray, Utah on Jan. 13, 2019, several bystanders sprang to action, working quickly to call 911, comfort the victims, and control the bleeding from their injuries. These ordinary people demonstrated exceptional courage and calm as they jumped right in to help. Not […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 16, 2019

Flip Phone or Smartphone? Why Having a Unit Commissioner is Like Having a Smart Phone

Remember back when…? Remember how you felt when you got your first cell phone? Now you could get and receive phone calls even when you weren’t at home. That was so great – and a little annoying too. And do you remember when your friend, or in my case my husband, got their first smartphone? […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 15, 2019

Exemplifying Duty to Country: Honoring Officer Shinners

Last Saturday, we said goodbye to Master Officer Joseph Shinners, who selflessly gave his life to protect others. In addition to his exemplary service in the Provo Police Department, he was also a dedicated Scoutmaster. Officer Shinners committed his life to serve the city of Provo. Through his bravery and promise to protect others, he demonstrated […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Jan 15, 2019

New Year Means New Adventures Await

As 2019 begins, we know you’re seeking out new adventures to help make this year one for the books. Well, here at the Utah National Parks Council we definitely have something for everyone. We’d like to help you get started in planning your year by discussing what’s to come for 2019. The opportunities are endless with summer […]

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By Madison Austin
Jan 15, 2019

Get to Know Martin Frey: Guinness World Record Holder and University of Scouting Keynote Speaker

This year, we are pleased and excited to announce that the University of Scouting keynote speaker will be Martin Frey, the first person to climb the world’s 7 summits and sail the 7 seas.  “Is this the world’s most adventurous man?” -CNN Get to Know Martin Frey Martin is a successful business leader, tech investor, […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Jan 15, 2019

What Volunteerism Means to Our Volunteers

The Boy Scouts of America is a volunteer-based organization which means we depend on the commitment of others to help teach our programs to the youth in their community. According to the Boy Scouts of America website, “the average Scout volunteer gives 20 hours of service each month, and 96 percent of volunteers say they […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 14, 2019

Only One Week Away! Get Educated at University of Scouting 2019

Get Educated at the University of Scouting coming up Feb. 23, 2109, from 8 am – 4 pm. Register at utahscouts.org/uos. The University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy Scout (soon to be Scouts BSA), and Venturing leaders. This one-day training conference is for leaders from the entire council and takes place […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 04, 2019

Four Generations of Eagle Scouts

Preston Hyatt – An Eagle Scout, former member of the Young Men General Board, and Chaplain of the 1964 National Jamboree, founded the first Cub Scout pack in Utah County shortly after the LDS church officially adopted the Cub Scouting program. He also contributed to revisiting and rewriting the Explorer Handbook, and was a National […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 31, 2018

My Pack’s plan for 2019

I’d like to share my pack’s plan for 2019. I am the Cubmaster for a Pack 80, chartered to the Spanish Fork 12th ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We, like most of the packs and troops in the Utah National Parks Council, are looking at the beginning of our final year. […]