Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 19, 2018

Tavaputs Scout Saves Life, Receives National Certificate of Merit Award

After several months- if not years- of planning and gathering the necessary building materials and permits, Ma’s big red barn was becoming a reality. But, with winter around the corner, time was running out.  Headstrong and ready to make Ma’s dream a reality before winter arrived, 76-year-old Kit Anderson had stacked 1,750 pounds of plywood […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 12, 2018

Give $1–Make a Difference in World Scouting

At the end of World War II, Scouts of all ages in war-torn countries had lost everything and needed help to restart their Scouting programs. In response to these Scouts’ needs, the World Friendship Fund was created. Fundraising efforts were successful and, through the contributions of the members of the Boy Scouts of America, made […]

By Maria Milligan
Feb 12, 2018

New Roundtable Curriculum for LDS Troops

Need help with your Scouting program? Have questions? New to your calling? Roundtable can help! Our new roundtable curriculum is more focused than ever on helping youth have a high-quality activity program that ties to Sunday lessons and goals. Scouting programs facilitate high-quality, boy-led activities. The goal of roundtable is to help stake leaders and […]

winter luau
By Julia Thompson
Feb 10, 2018

How Our Winter Luau Klondike was Foiled by Snow

Hey Utah! Where’s the snow? It is no secret that the weather in Utah this year has been interesting, to say the least. A few early snowstorms and a mostly white Christmas created a vision of days in mittens with hot chocolate and weekends on the slopes. Instead, we have had sunny, short-sleeved days at the park. […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Safety

In this article we are featuring the program module for safety from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Be Prepared for Safety “Somebody once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, what exactly Scouts should “be prepared” for. […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Feb 04, 2018

How Can LDS Scouts Celebrate Scout Sunday?

Do you remember when, not too long ago, LDS Scouts would wear their uniforms to church and proudly pass out the sacrament on Scout Sunday? Many Scouts still hold dear the fond memories of being able to proudly represent their troop and the BSA organization in front of their church community on Scout Sunday. They […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 01, 2018

Program Feature Series: Financial Management

In this article we are featuring the program module for financial management from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Earning, Saving, Spending “In 2012, an NFL player named Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy even though he had earned […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 31, 2018

Super Scout Savings in Utah County for Super Bowl 52

It’s that time of year again — Super Bowl Sunday. A time where families spend an exorbitant amount of money on food and then gather together to devour that food while they watch a football game. Sure, pizza, chicken wings, burgers, and other classic dishes are delicious during the big game, but they can cost a pretty […]

By Community Submission
Jan 26, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

*  Update – Online College postponed 1 week. You can still register for the next online bachelor track of UNPC Commissioner College.  This next set of classes will start Feb 4, 2018 Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the […]

Program Feature : Spectator Sports
By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 25, 2018

Program Feature Series: Spectator Sports

In this article we are featuring the program module for spectator sports from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Go Team! “At some time in our lives, we all get a chance to participate in sports. Through hard […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 22, 2018

Local Scouts Have a Blast Creating Derby Cars at Champ Camp in Orem

Champ Camp at the Orem Scout office was a success! This past Saturday, January 20, Scouts took shelter from the snowy weather in our Orem Scout office at Champ Camp to start, continue or finish their pinewood derby cars.  With Scouts already hard at work shaping their blocks into cars, the wonderful smell of cut […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 19, 2018

Eagle Scout, Dexter Ellis, Earns All 138 Merit Badges and Much More

Any of the four percent of Scouts who have earned their Eagle Award know that completing all of the requirements necessary is a task that takes years of commitment and sheer willpower— it’s no wonder Scouts commonly (and proudly) admit that earning their Eagle was the hardest thing they have ever done.  But what happens […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 18, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Paddle Sports

Make a splash with Canoeing, Kayaking, and stand up Paddleboarding Long before people voyaged across the oceans in ships powered by sails and engines, they began to cross the water using paddle craft. Early in human history, what started off as swimming with something that floated turned into building rafts and using a device for […]

Scout Saver Cards
By Madison Austin
Jan 15, 2018

Scout Saver 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 Saver 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 card […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 14, 2018

Mini Philmont Scout Training for Stake & Ward Aaronic Priesthood Leaders

We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting 2018 – The Leadership Summit.   What is it? This one-day Mini Philmont event is for older boy Stake and Ward Aaronic Priesthood leaders. Another track will be available to Stake and Ward Primary Presidencies as well. (All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters and […]

By Michael Neider
Jan 12, 2018

Join the Council Scout Choir for Scout Month Performances

The Utah National Parks Council Scout Choir will be performing this February. Every young man, father, and adult leader is invited to join the choir, which is led by former BYU Choral Professor, Arden Hopkin.   Click Here to Sign Up for the Scout Choir Please include your email address. Next Performance: The University of […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 12, 2018

Men and Women – Different not Better.

Men and Women – Different not Better.  That is the actual name of the Commissioner College course CED 724. I attended this class at the college in St. George back in Sept of 2017.  It’s being offered again in American Fork at the Commissioner College on Jan 20, 2018.  It’s just one of the many […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 11, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Rifle Shooting

What does it take to be a great marksman? Have you ever given thought as to the many different choices of rifle shooting that are available? Did you know that rifle shooting is a recognized sport in the Olympics? Rifle shooting offers you the ability to increase your skills and enjoy the exciting sport over […]