Category Archives: Boy Scouting

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By Nicole Balmforth
Nov 16, 2018

Exemplary Eagle Scouts and Their Stories Part 3

As an organization that is proud of its members, we like to reflect on the exemplary Scouts we’ve had the opportunity to shape. These Scouts worked hard to become Eagle Scouts and have continued to work hard throughout their life. They represent perfectly the core values of the BSA. Here’s part 3 of our Exemplary […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 12, 2018

Fulfill Your Duty to God by Attending the Temple While at Camp

During the October 2018 General Conference, twelve new temples were announced (the most in any conference to date). These twelve bring the total number of temples (built or under construction) to 201 world-wide. How does that affect Scouts who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? A crucial aspect of the Scouting […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 08, 2018

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Indian Heritage Month and in honor of the many fascinating Native American cultures, we want to highlight the Indian Lore Merit Badge. The Indian Lore Merit Badge gives Scouts an opportunity to discover the traditions, history, and customs of American Indians. The purpose of the merit badge is not to be like […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 06, 2018

Black Friday Sale for 2019 Scout Camps!

Black Friday deals for Scout camps are here! What savings await you by registering by Black Friday? Black Friday Savings Secure special pricing for our four most popular Scout camps in 2019! In-council units will receive 2018 pricing for 2019, saving $10/Scout! And any out-of-council units that attended our camps in 2018 can secure that […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Nov 05, 2018

Exemplary Eagle Scouts and Their Stories Part 2

As an organization that is proud of its members, we like to reflect on the exemplary Scouts we’ve had the opportunity to shape. These Scouts worked hard to become Eagle Scouts and have continued to work hard throughout their life. They represent perfectly the core values of the BSA. Here’s part 2 of our Exemplary […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 26, 2018

Commissioner College in St George!

Commissioner College is coming to St George on November 3rd, 2018. If you have not registered yet there is still time. And don’t worry, walk-in registrations are accepted as well. For only $10, you will get a full day of valuable training with great teachers and other Scouters. It’s well worth your time! Register Here […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Oct 22, 2018

Exemplary Eagle Scouts and Their Stories Part 1

As an organization that is proud of its members, we like to reflect on the exemplary Scouts we’ve had the opportunity to shape. These Scouts worked hard to become Eagle Scouts and have continued to work hard throughout their life. They represent perfectly the core values of the BSA. Anthony Thomas  Anthony Thomas became the […]

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 be experiencing some changes over the next few years, they are still dedicated to maintaining the quality programs we all know and love. As always, there is a need 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 […]

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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 […]