Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

By Madison Austin
Jun 23, 2017

The Summer’s Best Stake Activity Starts at Scout Camp

This summer, it’s time to get to know your stake a little bit better. And what better way to do that than to enjoy repelling, river rafting, canyoneering, mountain biking and hiking together, as a whole stake? Scout Camps are open for the summer, and they are for more than just Scouts. It’s time to make […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 22, 2017

Building a Better Road to Tifie

I remember when we built a dirt road into Tifie nearly a decade ago, if you could call it a road. Each summer for the last few years I have endured the washboard ride out of camp, and twice got an oil change over it, if you know what I mean. Then there was the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 21, 2017

Utah National Parks Council Grateful for Valiant Efforts of Firefighters to Protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Utah National Parks Council, BSA is grateful for the valiant efforts of firefighters to protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp from the wildfire that started Saturday near Brian Head, UT.  There were no Scouts at the camp when the evacuation notice was in put in […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 20, 2017

Discovering the ‘Simple Bare Necessities’ at Day Camp

It may be new news or old news to know that our founder, Baden-Powell was a big fan of The Jungle Book and created Cub Scouting around the adventures of Mowgli, the man-child. The Porter Rockwell District hosted a day camp called “Jungle Camp” where Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts gathered to learn the ‘bare necessities […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Fire Update for Thunder Ridge Boy Scout Camp

Thunder Ridge Scout Leaders:   On Saturday, a fire started approximately one mile up highway 143 between Thunder Ridge Scout Camp and the Town of Brian Head. The Iron County Sheriff’s Department reports that the fire is moving away from Thunder Ridge. However Highway 143 in Parowan Canyon is currently closed and the camp has […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Look Out Camp Thunder Ridge, Here Come the Warriors

It was the second night of our first week of camp at Camp Thunder Ridge 2017.  And the scene was a campwide flag ceremony. Troop 26 had volunteered to present the ceremony.   I was their assigned camp commissioner but it was at this flag ceremony that they really got my attention. I knew that they […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 15, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About What’s Happening This Summer At Entrada

The warmth of the red desert surrounds you as you as you pull into camp at Entrada High Adventure Base. It’s 6:30 am and the site is already bustling with life as the staff and campers get ready for a long day of excursions and activities in the Moab Desert. Entrada is special because there […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 13, 2017

Solving the Camping Dilemma for 11-Year-Old Scouts

Of all the Scouting positions I have done, (I have held every unit leader position), I like the New Scout Patrol the best. However, this patrol in troops around the BSA face all kinds of challenges helping Cub Scouts make the transition from Webelos to Boy Scouting. But, in the LDS Church we face a whole other […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 10, 2017

Where To Go Camping: Wasatch Mountain State Park Camp Ground

Wasatch Mountain State Park, the state’s oldest park, is in Heber Valley and is both a summer and winter destination. Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic winter venue is located at the park’s south end, and is open year-round for summer and winter activities, including biathlon, cross-country skiing, tubing, mountain biking, and hiking.   There are limited […]

By Natalie Scherck
Jun 08, 2017

Boy Scout Camp for the Whole Ward and Stake?

A Pleasant Grove ward gathers together on a beautiful Thursday morning to pray. They arrived at Tifie Scout Camp on Monday with 59 youth and over a dozen adult leaders. As they stand, the young woman praying asks specifically that they will not be “too hurt or too tired.” They have had many memorable (and apparently […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 07, 2017

Our Camp Thunder Ridge Big Fish Story

Wanna hear our Camp Thunder Ridge big fish story?   Well, here goes. So, my wife, Lou, and I were with the Thunder Ridge camp staff.  Camp Director, Nick Hutchinson, and Program Director, Brad Lundell, had spent many hours of our staff week training all staff in the required stuff that all camp staff members […]

By Sidney Rasmussen
Jun 05, 2017

Girls Camp at Boys Camp

As of this summer, I will be attending Girls Camp at Camp Shalom for the 4th year, but I never thought I would already be at girls camp a month before! How has this happened? Well… let me tell you. I happened to find out some family background and got to know my dad’s cousin. He just happened to be one […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 03, 2017

Where to Go Camping: Buck Hollow Scout Ranch

Buck Hollow is a beautifully forested property with streams, local wildlife, and many great opportunities for adventure and fun!  Because of its deer population, it was quickly dubbed Buck Hollow by campers and staff and has served new Scouts for most of those years. But, for the last few has added a Webelos Wilderness Adventure. […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 03, 2017

Looking Back 40 Years at Camp Thunder Ridge

 This coming summer, my wife, Lou, and I will be serving as commissioners at Camp Thunder Ridge.  We are excited about that coming adventure. An interesting note is that I served as the Program Director at Camp Thunder Ridge exactly 40 years ago.  So, it will be fun to “be back home on the mountain”. […]

By Nick Hutchinson
May 31, 2017

Fly High With Your Scouts at Aviation Adventure in Heber City

Wasatch District is pleased to announce Aviation Adventure in conjunction with the Heber City Airport. Come learn about opportunities available in aviation, fire, and police services while working on some amazing merit badges. Don’t worry; any Scout or Scout troop in the Council is welcome and encouraged to participate and can even stay overnight! We […]