Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 13, 2019

Be a Friend of Scouting

It’s Friends of Scouting time and it’s easier than ever to support your local Scouts! To simplify the process, we’re running a digital campaign. With your online donation today, you will make a direct difference in the lives of youth. Scouting has helped youth build character and leadership for over 100 years in Utah; you can help us do […]

By Community Submission
Sep 10, 2019

REMEMBERING 9/11 THROUGH A DAY OF CARING

On September 11, 2001 nearly 3,000 innocent people died in the most devastating terrorist attack upon our country. For the families and friends of those lost on 9/11, commemorating their lives in a meaningful way ensures that their memory will live on for future generations. Scout service is a wonderful way to teach the nation’s youth […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 01, 2019

Merit Badge Adventures: Earn Merit Badges All Year Long

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round. Merit Badge Adventures are just that: adventures at one of our camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Combine your monthly campout with merit badges – no extra work! Plus, council resources allow for some very […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 27, 2019

Why Church Members Should Use Scouting to Complement the New Youth Initiative

In May 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they will be launching a new youth initiative in 2020. This means the Church will no longer be a chartered partner with the Boy Scouts of America. However, that doesn’t mean Church members can’t take advantage of the benefits of Scouting for […]

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 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 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 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 […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 20, 2019

Help Fight Hunger By Scouting for Food – March 16, 2019

Beginning March 9th, Cub Scout packs will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers like the one below. Join the local Boy Scouts as they help fight hunger statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations and leaving it outside your front door by 9:00 a.m. on March 16. Scouts will collect bags from 9 am […]

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 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 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 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 Madison Austin
Dec 19, 2018

What you Didn’t Know About Camp Scofield and Why it Should be Your Next Summer Camp Destination

Located only one hour from Utah Valley, Camp Scofield sits at the edge of Scofield reservoir, waiting patiently for summertime when Scouts race to jump in the sailboats, break in the new water toys, and whip out their fishing poles. This high-altitude Scout paradise features access to the largest body of water at any of […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Dec 18, 2018

How Scouts Can Help “Light the World” Week 3

This Christmas, we are following along with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” movement. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. This movement encourages everyone to follow His example this Christmas and find ways to share our time, love, and […]