Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

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 […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 09, 2018

Leadership Training for Stake & Ward Primary Presidencies at University of Scouting

Are you member of the stake or ward primary presidency? Do you have any idea what to do with Scouting as a part of your calling? This year at the University of Scouting Feb 24, 2018 at UVU is the place for answers. We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 04, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Technology

Better Living Through Technology & Innovation Technology is all around us, from our homes to our schools to the great outdoors. While we tend to think of technology as the latest electronic gadget, any invention that makes our lives easier could be considered an application of technology. The cellphone in your pocket is an example of […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 01, 2018

The Top Ten Blog Articles of 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017 and say hello to a new, fresh year in 2018, we wanted to take the chance to look back on the top ten blog articles of this past year. While you made many Scouting memories on your own, the Boy Scout captured some exciting things. Here’s your favorite ten posts […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 28, 2017

2017 Commissioner College Degrees Awarded

As 2017 comes to a close let’s take a quick look back at the Commissioner Colleges held in 2017 in the Utah National Parks Council. In 2017 we held 4 Commissioner Colleges – one each in American Fork, Provo, Spanish Fork and St. George.  We also had 4 online courses.  As a result of these […]

book review
By Julia Thompson
Dec 22, 2017

Book Review: Stephen Discovers Treasures of America

Book Review Stephen Discovers Treasures of America, I found it is a fun, well written, and engaging book. It is great for elementary aged kids. Its content is enough to spark the interest in the history of America for anyone who reads it. It provides enough detail about each object and place to be appealing, […]

By Julia Thompson
Dec 21, 2017

Christmas Gifts For Scouts

Puzzled on what to get your Scout this year for Christmas? Check out some ideas for the perfect present. Christmas Gifts for Scouts Christmas Gifts perfect for the whole family Eric Dowdle Scout Camp Puzzle  Just in time for Christmas, our own Maple Dell Scout Camp will become the face of the season’s best gift to […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 21, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Cycling

Getting Stronger, Going Farther Bicycling is a great way to combine exercise, travel, and recreation in one activity. Few activities are better than uphill cycling for intense aerobic exercise and physical fitness. Cycling’s downhill speed is simply thrilling. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 21, 2017

Thesis Review: If I Were Bishop Again

I recently read a paper (A Doctoral Thesis for Commissioner College) by Todd Cope titled “If I Were Bishop Again – The Pursuit of Successful Scouting in LDS Wards.”  I had noticed it on display at the Commissioner College in September and again in October 2017 and the title intrigued me.  I made a note […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Dec 14, 2017

Program Features: Cooking

Cooking is an important skill when you are camping, but it is also an important skill back home. Unless you want to get by on ramen noodles and fast-food burgers for the rest of your life, cooking is an essential skill that you will always benefit from. This program module for cooking is from the This […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Dec 13, 2017

Scouts say they go to Maple Dell MBA to have fun, not just to earn Merit Badges

Last weekend Scouts had fun enjoying a night of camping in the beautiful and mountainous setting of our Maple Dell Scout camp. Scouts were able to chose between Trail to First Class, where they worked on requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks, or chose to work on earning their Citizenship in the Nation and […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 11, 2017

Prominent Local Leaders Share How Their Eagle Prepared Them For Missions

How does earning an Eagle Scout prepare you to be a more effective full-time missionary? Just ask this year’s 2017 Celebration of Eagles recipients. These men have made a tremendous difference in their community through their influential examples and service. Watch the video below to learn about how becoming Eagle Scouts prepared them for LDS […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 07, 2017

Commissioner College in American Fork

Hey Commissioners! What are your new year’s resolutions going to be this year?  Loose weight?  Exercise more? Finally get around to doing that thing you have been putting off? What ever you are thinking about let me suggest one for you… Get more training!  We have all heard the saying that every boy deserves a […]

By Kent Hansen
Dec 06, 2017

LDS Area Seventy to speak at University of Scouting

The Utah National Parks Council is pleased to announce that Elder Dale H. Munk, LDS Church Seventy, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s University of Scouting event on February 24, 2018. Elder Munk previously served as a bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president. He graduated from the University […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 06, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 6

Matthew 7:1 says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  On the surface, this sounds so easy.  Is it not all about “walking in the other person’s shoes”?  We know not to judge the poor, the downtrodden, the disabled, and literally everyone we pass on the street.  There is however what I call righteous judgment.  […]