Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

Andrew Felsted with badges
By Nicole Balmforth
Oct 15, 2018

Local Eagle Scout Completes Every Merit Badge

On October 10th, Eagle Scout Andrew Felsted was front and center at a Court of Honor held at his home. He was surrounded by friends and family as he was recognized for his many achievements in Scouting. Not only did Andrew achieve his Eagle Scout Award, an impressive feat on its own, he also completed […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 11, 2018

Support Scouting and Become a Unit Commissioner!

Although our Council will most likely experience some changes over the next few years, we are still dedicated to maintaining the quality programs we all know and love. As always, we are looking for dedicated volunteers to support our youth. New units that are formed during this time of transition and after 2019 will especially […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 09, 2018

Spanish Fork Commissioner College

This Saturday is the Commissioner College in Spanish Fork.  Commissioner College is a great opportunity for Commissioners, or any Scouter for that matter, to learn more about the Commissioner roles. Register Here If your current BSA position has the word “Commissioner” in it, there is training at the college for you. If you are thinking […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 09, 2018

Live YPT in Spanish Fork

An opportunity to attend a live version of the BSA’s updated Youth Protection Training this Saturday, October 13th, in Spanish Fork is being provided by the Black Diamond District. Hopefully, everyone knows the BSA came out with a new version of their mandatory Youth Protection Training back in Feb 2018 and announced that everyone would need to […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 20, 2018

Baden Powell Roundtable Sept 29th

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Baden Powell Service Area will sponsor its first Roundtable. It will be held at the UNPC offices in Orem at 10:00 am – anyone is invited to attend. BP Roundtable – download the flyer here to share with others Who/What is the Baden Powell Service Area? As explained in this […]

By Angela Shelley
Sep 19, 2018

October Merit Badge Fest: Merit Badge Adventures at Camp JJ

Camp Jeremiah Johnson is a beautiful camp where troops can enjoy a fall overnighter (or fathers and sons)! Jeremiah Johnson hosts some of the best Scouting experiences, and we invite any and all to attend this special Merit Badge Adventure in October. Bring your Scout and/or troop for a night of camping and an opportunity to […]

family scouting
By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 13, 2018

Family Scouting: Fun for the Entire Family

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. “The BSA believes we owe it to families to structure our program offerings in a way that fits into their busy lives to deliver character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises.” Thus, Family Scouting was introduced. The new Family Scouting program benefits families because […]

By Rawlin Bagnall
Aug 29, 2018

Challenge Yourself at the 2018 Sanpete Challenge

Do you live in the Sanpete, Sevier, or Wayne County? Are you looking for a way to push your youth to the limit? The Sanpete Challenge is a physically and mentally challenging course that dates back to similar Ute Indian brave traditions. Youth will work together as a team to compete in this demanding challenge. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2018

Meetings You’ll Be Sorry You Missed.

There have been a few meetings you might be sorry to have missed lately (3 of them within a 10-day span).  There was one hosted by the Wood Badge alumni association on Aug 9th, another at the St George Elks Lodge on Aug 11th and the most recent was on Aug 18th at the Provo […]

By Community Submission
Aug 01, 2018

Take Your Next Outing to Guard Quarters – A Hidden National Historic Place

Approximately 3.75 miles up Provo Canyon lay Guard Quarters (a little known and hidden National Historic place). The Guard Quarters in Provo Canyon was one of three fortifications built in Utah during what was called the “Utah War”, a bloodless conflict between the United States Government and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 28, 2018

Work Towards Your Eagle Year-round by Attending Merit Badge Adventures!

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round! Merit Badge Adventures is just that, a Friday through Saturday adventure at one of our Scout camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Troops can now combine their monthly campout with merit badge work – no […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jul 17, 2018

The Future of Scouting in Utah

I’ve heard it said that “The future is what you make of it.”  Well, that is certainly true about the future of Scouting in Utah.  It will be what the Scouts, the parents, and the Scout leaders decide they want it to be.  It will be what we make happen. It can be almost anything […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 12, 2018

Understaffed and Overwhelmed?

Want to pull your hair out when dealing with unit (pack, troop, crew, post, ship) issues? Maybe you don’t have enough support from your leaders or you’re understaffed and overwhelmed with Scouting. What can you do? In this article, we’ll share issues many units face and possible ways to solve them. The ‘Why‘ Yes, it’s […]

By McKenna Hunt
Jul 11, 2018

Join the Scout Choir and Perform at the Midway Swiss Days Festival!

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Midway’s Swiss Days festival has invited the Utah National Parks Scout Choir to serenade their crowds of thousands on Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018. This cherished, traditional event which Midway has held since the 1940s boasts excellent food, charming entertainment, and family fun for all ages. The […]

Eagle Scouts
By Community Submission
Jun 22, 2018

16 Eagles

An Eagle Court of Honor honoring 16 Eagle Scout candidates was held Sunday, March 25, 2018, for the Santa Clara 10th Ward’s BSA Troop 1806. Those young men receiving the Eagle Rank award were: Wyatt Phelps, Caleb Slater, Reese Parkinson, Conner Taylor, Cort Taylor, Brandon Redfearn, Isaac Bloxham, Leo Bloxham, Remington Harris, Tyler Awerkamp, Nate […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 21, 2018

The Top 5 Fourth of July Activities for Scouts and Families

Looking for fun, family-friendly activities to do this Fourth of July? Well look no further. From participating in the Stadium of Fire to placing flags on veterans’ graves, Utah offers many festive and patriotic activities throughout the whole month of July. These five activities are so good, even the founding fathers would approve of them.  Be […]

scoutbook for leaders
By Madison Austin
Jun 11, 2018

5 Reasons Why Leaders Need Scoutbook Now More than Ever

Whether you’re an LDS Scout unit planning the last 18 months of your charter or a community unit at any stage, Scoutbook will help you have a high-quality program and easily track your Scouts’ progress. When BSA announced its acquisition of Scoutbook in April 2015, they said: “Scoutbook helps the organization connect with its leaders […]

By Community Submission
May 23, 2018

Fieldbook: The Forgotten Tome of BSA Outdoor Knowledge

The word “tome” often refers to ancient, scholarly books, filled with knowledge. Considering the important, historical texts of Scouting, some could call the BSA Fieldbook a famous tome of the movement. However, as fewer and fewer Scouters reference this learned document, it has become a forgotten tome of the BSA. By forgetting this important text, […]