Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

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, […]

By Madison Austin
May 18, 2018

Top 4 Comments on LDS – BSA Announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this past week that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. There was a mixed response as many Scouters began wondering what this news means for the BSA and reflected on their time in the […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 18, 2018

How to Support and Integrate Older Boys in the Troop

Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be no longer be a chartered-partner with the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2020, most LDS units will continue the Scouting experience. That means there is still a need to know how to support and integrate older boys into the troop. So, what are […]

By Annaleis Smith
May 11, 2018

Be Known as a Commissioner

I recently re-watched the LDS Commissioner’s Orientation video narrated by The BSA National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist.  If you haven’t watched it or even if you have and it’s been a while, I recommend that all stake leaders watch it. (It only takes about 10 mins)  There were a couple of lines specifically that caught my […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council Committed to Serving LDS Youth and Future Community Partners

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announced that beginning in 2020, the Church will no longer charter Scouting units because they will be launching a new program that meets the needs of their increasingly global membership. […]

By Melany Gardner
May 02, 2018

Scout Me In and Scouts BSA: How the Program Name Change Affects You

Today the Boy Scouts of America unveiled the new name of the Boy Scout program, changing it to  “Scouts BSA” for older boys and girls ages 11-17 to ensure all youth feel welcome and can see themselves in Scouting. With a scheduled launch on Feb. 1, 2019, boys and girls in separate troops who are […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 13, 2018

How To Complete This Unique UNPC Commissioner College Patch

Do you have this patch? If you have attended a Commissioner College (live or online) in the Utah National Parks Council since January 2014 you should have received the above patch just for attending. (Usually awarded as part of the closing ceremony)  But it is just the start of your UNPC Commissioner College patch. Here […]

trail to eagle sponsor
By Julia Thompson
Apr 11, 2018

Trail to Eagle Sponsors: Local Companies Help Scouts

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest achievement possible for those in the Scouting program. Only 4% of all Scouts reach this rank. In addition to earning at least 21 merit badges, they must exemplify the Scout Oath and Law and hold positions of leadership. They must also complete a project. While this last piece […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 large council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities, enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently exceeded […]

Utah Valley Scout Show
By Madison Austin
Apr 07, 2018

Utah Valley Scout Show April 28, 2018 Features Fun for the Whole Family

It’s possible you’ve heard about the Utah Valley Scout Show. Maybe you already have your tickets! Or maybe you have no idea what a Scout Show is. Whatever the case is, we’re here to answer your questions and show you why you need to be at the 2018 Utah Valley Family Scout Show on April 28th, 2018, 9 […]

By Julia Thompson
Apr 07, 2018

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 Annaleis Smith
Apr 06, 2018

Brand New Commissioner Courses

Three brand new courses will be debuted at the College of Commissioner Science being held in Provo on Sat. April 21, 2018 (Register here).  Each of the three new courses fill a need to help inform and train commissioners with three very specific groups of youth – Cub Scouts, LDS Eleven Year Old Scouts, and […]