Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

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 Michelle Carpenter
Jun 19, 2017

My Husband’s Panda Express Orange Chicken Obsession Is About to Help Scouts

“If Panda Express were on a cruise ship, the cruise would go out of business because people couldn’t stop eating it.”  My husband said something similar to this while we sat chowing down on saucy orange chicken with my younger teenage sister. He continued to make these “pick up line” like statements regarding the restaurant […]

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 Brad Scherck
Jun 16, 2017

The True Importance of A Youth-led Camp

It was eye-opening for me to see young men and young women together, hiking, climbing, swimming, serving and even shooting at the Tifie Scout Camp with the Pleasant Grove Stake. A 15-year-old young woman screamed in excitement , others smiling, as she held up her target shredded with holes in the bull’s eye. “I’ve never […]

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 Elder Dale Munk
Jun 14, 2017

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 56,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2016 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

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 11, 2017

Let Them Lead: Setting Your Goals

Goal setting involves more than just wishing or dreaming. As President Thomas S. Monson has taught: “Wishing will not make it so. The Lord expects our thinking. He expects our action. He expects our labors. He expects our testimonies. He expects our devotion” (“To the Rescue,” Ensign, May 2001, 49). Prepare yourself spiritually Meaningful goals […]

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 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 Michelle Carpenter
Jun 06, 2017

Eagle Scout Rank: Why Those Pesky Reference Letters are Important

Your best buddies know you. Mama grew up with you. Your faithful scoutmaster helped you lead. But, your board of review members for your Eagle may not know how you personally conduct your life. For that reason, reference letters can be a good way for members to verify that you live by the Scout Oath […]

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 Madison Austin
Jun 02, 2017

Nine-Year-Old Cub Scouts Become Scout Expo 2017 Top Ticket Sellers

Scouts have always been great examples of hard work and dedication. This effort is important in accomplishing the goals of the Boy Scouts. Two young Bear Scouts from the Cedar Breaks District of the Utah National Parks Council exemplified this, demonstrating just how hard Scouts can work. Jaren Green, from pack 1891, and Braxton Anderson, […]