Category Archives: Boy Scouting

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By Madison Austin
Jun 30, 2017

Finding Exceptional Ways to Meet Advancement Requirements without Exception

“Meet the requirements as they are written with no exception.” This quote is from the Guide to Advancement, topic 10.2.2.0. At first glance, it may sound a bit harsh or restrictive. It could even leave one wondering how a Scout with special needs can meet requirements that seem too tough. Well, through some creativity and […]

By Melany Gardner
Jun 29, 2017

Maple Dell Scout Camp Staff Upholds Reputation for Excellence

Maple Dell Scout Camp has always been the flagship camp for the Utah National Parks Council and continues to have a reputation of excellence. Great location, functional facilities, and beautiful waterfront aside, it’s Maple Dell’s staff that always seems to shine. Last week we received several emails from Scoutmasters about their experience at Maple Dell. […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 27, 2017

Experience the Buck Hollow Adventure

Totin’ Chip, Hiking, Stargazing, First Aid, Knots & Lashings, Leave No Trace, Nature, and Orienteering – some of the most exciting Boy Scout Advancements. And they can all be found in the same place at Buck Hollow Scout Ranch.  Buck Hollow Scout Ranch is home to Adventure Park and the Webelos Wilderness Adventure. While paying […]

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 Pualani Graham
Jun 21, 2017

Can a Blood Drive Be an Eagle Project?

Feature image courtesy of The Jersey Journal/NJ.com This is a tricky question since in our area so many of these drives are scheduled by LDS Stakes. The goal, with any Eagle project, is for a Scout to use skills in planning, leadership, and execution to make a difference in his community, so a regularly scheduled […]

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 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 Utah National Parks Council
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 […]