Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 15, 2017

Join us for Family Camping 101 at the Orem Scout Shop’s Family Camping Event

Looking to make your family camping trips successful? Well, look no further, because we have got just the day planned for you! On Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Orem Scout Shop will be hosting a Family Camping event. The Scout Shop will provide you with all the gear and […]

By Kelly Frey
Sep 11, 2017

Little Philmont Shows How Stake Presidents Can “Be There” for Their Scouts

Over the past weekend I got to attend Little Philmont at Tifie Scout Camp in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Overall, it was an amazing experience. At Little Philmont, local Stake Presidents are able to connect with each other as they receive instruction on Scouting and leadership skills. Speakers like Elder Dale H. Munk of the Seventy, […]

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 09, 2017

Turn up the Heat and Complete the Welding Merit Badge

Sparks will literally fly when Scouts work diligently to complete the Welding Merit Badge. This unique, elective merit badge is currently only available at Maple Dell Scout Camp during regular summer camp and is one of the more popular classes being offered, (with limited space). This merit badge not only gets the Scouts to work with […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Sep 08, 2017

I’m not an Eagle Scout, but I am an RM…(and married)

Ethan Rodriguez never got the memo that being an Eagle Scout was a requirement for dating BYU girls. “I’d be talking to a girl about what she would want in a future spouse and she’d say, ‘He has to be a returned missionary and he has to be, you know, an Eagle Scout.’” said Rodriguez. […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 07, 2017

How Two Scouting Friends Became Missionary Companions

The phone rang. It was for Elder Zachary Sparks. That wasn’t unusual. Plenty of missionaries got assigned new companions right before transfers. However, this transfer call was directly from the mission president. That was unusual.  “We felt inspired to put you with Elder Saunders,” he told Elder Sparks, who was just months away from finishing […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 04, 2017

Commissioner Training in St. George!

Saturday Sept. 16th, 2017 More information and registration can be found at utahscouts.org If you can’t make it to St. George be sure to plan to make it to the next college which sill be Saturday October 14th in Spanish Fork.Don’t know what commissioner college is or why you might want to attend?  You can […]

By Kevin Hunt
Sep 02, 2017

All Scouts Love to Carve, Carve, Carve Those Sticks

While I was at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer (in all of its wanderings), I enjoyed showing Scouts and leaders some of my carved walking sticks.  Everywhere I went, the boys were especially interested in them.  They were all very intrigued with the carving process and the end result.  I noted too, that […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 31, 2017

Prove You’re Scout Strong in the Title of Liberty Virtual Race

Open to Scouts, parents and anyone up for a good run, this virtual race can be your own 5k, 10k or half marathon you run anywhere and anytime between Oct 1-15. Register Here In partnership with SymbolArts, The Utah National Parks Council is sponsoring a virtual race fundraiser. A portion of your race registration fee will […]

By Debbie Spoons
Aug 26, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

This post contains updated dates, as of August 10, 2017.  Scout leaders, get ready for Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready. To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure. Dates: September […]

By Melany Gardner
Aug 24, 2017

Animated Friends of Scouting Video Explains Where the Money Goes

Ever wonder where Friends of Scouting dollars go? How is the money used? What does the Council really do for local Scouting? Explore these questions with John, a new Scoutmaster, as he discusses these questions with his bishop. John is a new Scoutmaster feeling a little overwhelmed. He has lots of questions about his new […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2017

Do You Need an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills?

Nearly every Scouter in the Council has some training in Scouting and now, with the new online courses at my.Scouting.org training has become a breeze. However, the capstone to basic training, is NorthStar or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. This course is only taught well… outdoors.  In order to be considered “trained,” along with Scoutmaster Specific Training, […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 21, 2017

Scouts Soar High During Aviation Adventure

The Wasatch District hosted an Aviation Merit Badge Adventure last Saturday at the Heber Municipal Airport. Scouts trickled in Friday evening prepping themselves for the adventure. As classes started the Scouts got a surprise when a medical chopper touched down right outside the building and boys got to explore and ask questions about the helicopter. Soon […]

By Community Submission
Aug 18, 2017

One Stake Leaders Thoughts On the BSA’s Continuing Relationship with the Church

During a a recent court of honor, I felt impressed to speak about the continuing relationship that the Church will have with the Boy Scouts of America. Here are a few of my thoughts that I shared with these boys, leaders and parents. We all know that our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, loves Scouting. The […]

By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 2017

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 56,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2016 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Gateway
By Kevin Hunt
Aug 16, 2017

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp 2017 Became One Adventure After Another

It was the privilege of Lou (my wife) and me to serve this summer on staff at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  We were both commissioners who served the troops, leaders, and Scouts who came to the camp.  We are from Mesa, Arizona but to get out of the scorching heat – and to help […]

By Ali Mohammad
Aug 14, 2017

Online Ordering of Scouting Advancement Awards Now Available

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 Council Service Center just in time for their pack meeting or court of honor. […]