Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 19, 2018

Eagle Scout, Dexter Ellis, Earns All 138 Merit Badges and Much More

Any of the four percent of Scouts who have earned their Eagle Award know that completing all of the requirements necessary is a task that takes years of commitment and sheer willpower— it’s no wonder Scouts commonly (and proudly) admit that earning their Eagle was the hardest thing they have ever done.  But what happens […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 18, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Paddle Sports

Make a splash with Canoeing, Kayaking, and stand up Paddleboarding Long before people voyaged across the oceans in ships powered by sails and engines, they began to cross the water using paddle craft. Early in human history, what started off as swimming with something that floated turned into building rafts and using a device for […]

Scout Saver Cards
By Madison Austin
Jan 15, 2018

Scout Saver Cards Can Fund Your Dream Scout Year

Scouting has many expenses, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from planning your dream year of Scouting. With Scout Saver Cards, you can earn the funds you need for your unit’s ideal year! What to know about Scout Saver Cards The BSA has teamed up with Starving Student Cards, which is a discount card […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 14, 2018

Mini Philmont Scout Training for Stake & Ward Aaronic Priesthood Leaders

  We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting 2018 – The Leadership Summit.   What is it? This one-day Mini Philmont event is for older boy Stake and Ward Aaronic Priesthood leaders. Another track will be available to Stake and Ward Primary Presidencies as well. (All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters […]

By Michael Neider
Jan 12, 2018

Join the Council Scout Choir for Scout Month Performances

The Utah National Parks Council Scout Choir will be performing this February. Every young man, father, and adult leader is invited to join the choir, which is led by former BYU Choral Professor, Arden Hopkin.   Click Here to Sign Up for the Scout Choir Please include your email address. Next Performance: The University of […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 12, 2018

Men and Women – Different not Better.

Men and Women – Different not Better.  That is the actual name of the Commissioner College course CED 724. I attended this class at the college in St. George back in Sept of 2017.  It’s being offered again in American Fork at the Commissioner College on Jan 20, 2018.  It’s just one of the many […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 11, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Rifle Shooting

What does it take to be a great marksman? Have you ever given thought as to the many different choices of rifle shooting that are available? Did you know that rifle shooting is a recognized sport in the Olympics? Rifle shooting offers you the ability to increase your skills and enjoy the exciting sport over […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 09, 2018

Leadership Training for Stake & Ward Primary Presidencies at University of Scouting

Are you member of the stake or ward primary presidency? Do you have any idea what to do with Scouting as a part of your calling? This year at the University of Scouting Feb 24, 2018 at UVU is the place for answers. We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 04, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Technology

Better Living Through Technology & Innovation Technology is all around us, from our homes to our schools to the great outdoors. While we tend to think of technology as the latest electronic gadget, any invention that makes our lives easier could be considered an application of technology. The cellphone in your pocket is an example of […]

By Community Submission
Jan 04, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the in person colleges too far away to justify going? Want to earn your Commissioners College Bachelors degree faster? If you answered YES to any of the above, the Utah National Parks Council […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 01, 2018

The Top Ten Blog Articles of 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017 and say hello to a new, fresh year in 2018, we wanted to take the chance to look back on the top ten blog articles of this past year. While you made many Scouting memories on your own, the Boy Scout captured some exciting things. Here’s your favorite ten posts […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 28, 2017

2017 Commissioner College Degrees Awarded

As 2017 comes to a close let’s take a quick look back at the Commissioner Colleges held in 2017 in the Utah National Parks Council. In 2017 we held 4 Commissioner Colleges – one each in American Fork, Provo, Spanish Fork and St. George.  We also had 4 online courses.  As a result of these […]

book review
By Julia Thompson
Dec 22, 2017

Book Review: Stephen Discovers Treasures of America

Book Review Stephen Discovers Treasures of America, I found it is a fun, well written, and engaging book. It is great for elementary aged kids. Its content is enough to spark the interest in the history of America for anyone who reads it. It provides enough detail about each object and place to be appealing, […]

By Julia Thompson
Dec 21, 2017

Christmas Gifts For Scouts

Puzzled on what to get your Scout this year for Christmas? Check out some ideas for the perfect present. Christmas Gifts for Scouts Christmas Gifts perfect for the whole family Eric Dowdle Scout Camp Puzzle  Just in time for Christmas, our own Maple Dell Scout Camp will become the face of the season’s best gift to […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 21, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Cycling

Getting Stronger, Going Farther Bicycling is a great way to combine exercise, travel, and recreation in one activity. Few activities are better than uphill cycling for intense aerobic exercise and physical fitness. Cycling’s downhill speed is simply thrilling. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 21, 2017

Thesis Review: If I Were Bishop Again

I recently read a paper (A Doctoral Thesis for Commissioner College) by Todd Cope titled “If I Were Bishop Again – The Pursuit of Successful Scouting in LDS Wards.”  I had noticed it on display at the Commissioner College in September and again in October 2017 and the title intrigued me.  I made a note […]