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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 Madison Austin
Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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 […]

By Maloree Anderson
Apr 10, 2019

Rafting, Rapids, & Relaxing: What are you doing with your Scouts this summer?

It’s hard to imagine what a river rafting experience is like until you go on one. They create life-long bonds and lasting memories for Scouts and their troops. Take awe in God’s country and be inspired as you float through a deep canyon, a wilderness that is inaccessible without your raft and the river. Prepare […]

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 […]