Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 23, 2019

Why I believe Scouting should be a part of your home-centered learning.

Disclaimer: I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a volunteer for the Utah National Parks Council of the BSA. The following thoughts are based on my personal experience and ideas and in no way express any official position or recommendation of the Utah National Parks Council nor of the Church.  […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 18, 2019

The Summer’s BEST Adventures Start at Camp

Are you ready to own the adventure this summer? Because now is the time! The Utah National Parks Council, BSA offers a wide variety of camping experiences for packs, troops, church youth groups, young women camps and anyone else! Own the Adventure today and register! There are about a dozen camps for you to choose […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 16, 2019

Flip Phone or Smartphone? Why Having a Unit Commissioner is Like Having a Smart Phone

Remember back when…? Remember how you felt when you got your first cell phone? Now you could get and receive phone calls even when you weren’t at home. That was so great – and a little annoying too. And do you remember when your friend, or in my case my husband, got their first smartphone? […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 04, 2019

Four Generations of Eagle Scouts

Preston Hyatt – An Eagle Scout, former member of the Young Men General Board, and Chaplain of the 1964 National Jamboree, founded the first Cub Scout pack in Utah County shortly after the LDS church officially adopted the Cub Scouting program. He also contributed to revisiting and rewriting the Explorer Handbook, and was a National […]

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 […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Dec 18, 2018

How Scouts Can Help “Light the World” Week 3

This Christmas, we are following along with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” movement. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. This movement encourages everyone to follow His example this Christmas and find ways to share our time, love, and […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 12, 2018

Cub Scouting is NOT Co-ed and neither is Scouts BSA

That’s right girls can be Cub Scouts! Your daughter, granddaughter, sister, neighbor or friend, etc. can now register to be a Cub Scout. But let’s be clear—it is NOT a co-ed program. In Family Scouting, young girls, ages 5-10, can be Cub Scouts. The official start date was June 11, 2018.  And older girls, ages 11-18, […]

By Angela Shelley
Dec 08, 2018

Your summer dream job could be with our adventure staff!

Did someone say summer dream job?! Most summer jobs want to keep you inside during the warmest months and most beautiful days, and that sounds terrible. Join our adventure staff at camp so you can spend more time enjoying the summer the way it was meant to be enjoyed: outside! Why work at camp? Besides general awesomeness, there are […]

By Madison Austin
Dec 04, 2018

How Scouts can Help “Light the World” This Christmas: Week 1

This Christmas, we are following along with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” movement. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. This movement encourages everyone to follow His example this Christmas and find ways to share our time, love, and […]

Scout Saver Cards
By Madison Austin
Nov 30, 2018

Scout Starving Students 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 Starving Student 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 […]

exemplary eagle scout and national eagle scout association
By Nicole Balmforth
Nov 16, 2018

Exemplary Eagle Scouts and Their Stories Part 3

As an organization that is proud of its members, we like to reflect on the exemplary Scouts we’ve had the opportunity to shape. These Scouts worked hard to become Eagle Scouts and have continued to work hard throughout their life. They represent perfectly the core values of the BSA. Here’s part 3 of our Exemplary […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 12, 2018

Fulfill Your Duty to God by Attending the Temple While at Camp

During the October 2018 General Conference, twelve new temples were announced (the most in any conference to date). These twelve bring the total number of temples (built or under construction) to 201 world-wide. How does that affect Scouts who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? A crucial aspect of the Scouting […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 08, 2018

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Indian Heritage Month and in honor of the many fascinating Native American cultures, we want to highlight the Indian Lore Merit Badge. The Indian Lore Merit Badge gives Scouts an opportunity to discover the traditions, history, and customs of American Indians. The purpose of the merit badge is not to be like […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 06, 2018

Black Friday Sale for 2019 Scout Camps!

Black Friday deals for Scout camps are here! What savings await you by registering by Black Friday? Black Friday Savings Secure special pricing for our four most popular Scout camps in 2019! In-council units will receive 2018 pricing for 2019, saving $10/Scout! And any out-of-council units that attended our camps in 2018 can secure that […]