Category Archives: About

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 21, 2019

Youth Conferences, Girls Camp, and More: Outdoor Adventures Waiting to Happen

For years now, many of our outdoor locations have been popular destinations for large youth groups. With trained staff on-hand in case anything goes wrong, high-quality amenities, and exciting activities, you can’t find better locations or prices. Whether you need space to accommodate a small group, like for your ward’s girl’s camp, or you have […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 18, 2019

New BSA Incident Reporting Requirements — Effective Immediately

When an injury, illness, or other incident occurs during a Scouting activity, the safety of our youth is top concern. It is essential that we all help mitigate potential impacts by following mandatory reporting requirements. To better enable this, New Incident Reporting Requirements and a new online form have been put in place at the national level and are […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jun 22, 2019

Scouting as a Resource for Members of the Church

As Scout leaders in the Utah National Parks Council, we wholeheartedly support the Church’s forthcoming initiative for children and youth, which will provide opportunities for “large gatherings and personal development through goals and achievement of goals.” Currently, we are planning how Scouting can complement this inspired initiative. As you—parents and leaders—identify the wide range of […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 17, 2019

The Camping Resources you will Need After 2019

We know, the transition to community-sponsored Scouting seems daunting. But lucky for you, the Council has plenty of resources to help you stay on track. Especially when it comes to camping, you don’t have to start from scratch. Simply reach out to your district executive or the Council Help Desk to start building a program […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 12, 2019

After 2019, will Duty to God in Scouting Become a Thing of the Past?

As a Scouter, you are well-aware of the Scouting principle of Duty to God and the important role it has played in your adventures. However, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ends its partnership with the BSA after 2019, will Duty to God in Scouting also meet its end? This is an […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 05, 2019

Scout Fundraising Basics – All You Need to Know to Get Started and Fund your Ideal Year

Where will your next Scouting adventure take you? You’re limited only by your imagination — and, yes, your budget. Scouting has many expenses, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from planning your dream year of Scouting. With these Council-approved fundraising options, you can earn the funds you need for your unit’s ideal year! Scout […]

By Madison Austin
May 03, 2019

Utah National Parks Council 2018 Annual Report

In 2018, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partners, we consistently […]

By Angela Shelley
Apr 18, 2019

No Troop? No Problem. Go to Camp as a SOLO SCOUT!

Why Solo Scout? Do you know a Scout who has a conflict with the troop’s camp dates? Maybe the troop isn’t going to Scout Camp at all this summer. Perhaps the Scout wants to experience a different camp or connect with new Scouts. It could be that your Scout wants a little extra adventure this […]

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By Madison Austin
Mar 22, 2019

Experience Adventure at Bacon Memorial Park

Bacon Memorial Park sits in a small, quiet meadow near the Uintah Mountains, within minutes of hiking trails and picturesque mountains. One of the many shining outdoor recreation areas found within Uintah County, Bacon Memorial Park is a base camp to the best adventures in eastern Utah.  Uintah County is home to diverse outdoor recreation […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 14, 2019

Sell Popcorn Today, Pay For Scout Camp Tomorrow

Trail’s End popcorn sales are back, and they’re here to fund your Scouting adventures all year! Here at the council, we have a calendar packed full of Scouting fun like summer camp, day camp, and merit badge adventures. Want to be involved in it all? You can sell popcorn year-round, so start selling now to […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 11, 2019

Why and How to Order Online

If you haven’t heard, we are focusing on online ordering outside of the Utah Valley. We believe this change will not affect any of your purchases due to the large availability of online products. The National Scout shop and Council Trading Post is a great resource for all outdoor gear and Scouting purchases and online […]

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By Madison Austin
Mar 05, 2019

Become a Scouting Ambassador Today, Bring Scouting to your Community Tomorrow

Are you looking to bring Scouting to more families in your community? Do you know of any youth who want to continue Scouting after 2019? Or maybe you just know of a local business who would make a great chartered partner. If this sounds like you, or you just want to be involved in making the […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 08, 2019

BSA Announces Temporary Eagle Extension For First-Time Members Entering Scouts BSA

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA. One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 14, 2019

Get Educated at University of Scouting 2019

Get Educated at the University of Scouting coming up Feb. 23, 2109, from 8 am – 4 pm at 864 W 800 S, Orem, UT. Register at utahscouts.org/uos. The University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy Scout (soon to be Scouts BSA), and Venturing leaders. This one-day training conference is for leaders […]

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 […]

recipients
By Julia Thompson
Sep 29, 2018

Meet the 2018 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipients Part One

Every year we honor outstanding men in our community at a recognition event called the Celebration of Eagles. Adult Eagle Scouts who have shown success in their professional life and community are nominated for the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Men who have gone above and beyond their communities and made a national and international impact are nominated […]

family scouting
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 […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Sep 09, 2018

The Path Forward: BSA releases statement regarding the future

The Boy Scouts of America recently clarified its transition plan with regard to Scouting for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, now and in the future. View this message here and read the letter below. Dear Scouting Families, Thank you for your support of and involvement in the Boy Scouts of […]