Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

By Jarom Shaver
Feb 22, 2017

Do Scout Leaders Really Let the Boy Lead?

We recently received some inspirational emails from some of our Scout leaders. They wrote to us with sincerity and passion about the importance of letting boys lead. Do we as Scout leaders really allow the boy’s to lead? The Young Men General Presidency recently announced three principles of becoming an impact teacher, one of which […]

By Annaleis Smith
Feb 21, 2017

When Parents Sign the Boy Scout Youth Application

When a parent signs the BSA Youth application what does it mean?  They sign their name inside a box below the words that say: “I have read the attached information for parents and approve the application.  I affirm that I have or will review “How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parents Guide.” […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Feb 20, 2017

3 Easy Steps to Connect Scouts to Presidential Ancestors

An apostle of God challenged youth across the world to do family history work. My siblings jumped on the challenge, given by Elder Neil L. Anderson, and started searching through ancestors on FamilySearch. They dressed in Sunday best and drove to the SLC temple before school started. I remember my freshman sister begging my mom […]

By Melany Gardner
Feb 19, 2017

Be With Them

There’s a lot to learn when working with Young Men in the Church. There’s program stuff like Scouting and Duty to God, Sunday lessons, or just getting to the know the youth in the first place. It can be overwhelming, but recently the Young Men General Presidency introduced three principles that outline the most important […]

By Dae Richey
Feb 18, 2017

Council Rentals Now Available!

Want decorations for your Scouting Ceremony? Need some equipment for weekend campouts? Well, look no further. Rentals are now available at the Utah National Parks Council. Visit the Outdoor Center to view numerous choices available to make a Court of Honor, pack meeting, Blue and Gold Banquet, or even an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony look […]

By Darryl Alder
Feb 15, 2017

2017 Advancement Guide Coming Soon

“Guide to Advancement is always a work in progress, thanks to program changes that occur at all levels of Scouting.“–National Advancement Program Team That’s why I recommend you use the online version, and subscribe to Advancement News (to subscribe, send a message to advancement.team@scouting.org, with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Indicate your name, email address, and council in […]

By Jarom Shaver
Feb 12, 2017

A Lifetime of Scouting – Ken Clegg

If you have been to the Scout Shop in Orem, Utah in the last nine years, you may have had the opportunity to meet Ken Clegg. He probably helped you find a badge you were looking for or cashed you out at the register. All of this you probably noticed he did with a humble […]

By Debbie Spoons
Feb 11, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

Scout leaders, get ready for Spring and Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready. To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure. Two Courses Available in Springville and […]

By Ali Mohammad
Feb 08, 2017

New Council Uniform Exchange Provides Cheaper Alternatives

Being the oldest of three boys, I was always the first to get a new Scout shirt. But, my brothers got my hand-me-downs since we couldn’t always afford a new uniform. My shirts were always one size too big, and I wore them till they were two sizes too small. It was always like the Goldilocks story with my […]

By Annaleis Smith
Feb 06, 2017

Upcoming Commissioner Training

Even Commissioners need training. Whether you are a District Commissioner, ADC, Unit Commissioner or Roundtable Commissioner, training exists for you.   This training is for stake leaders asked to help in the Scouting program–High Council members over YM and Primary, Stake YM Presidencies, Stake Primary Presidencies and others. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new […]

By Jon Spencer
Feb 04, 2017

Youth Leadership College Coming to University of Scouting

Calling all youth! If you’re looking to become a better leader in your school, family, sports or church, come to the University of Scouting’s new Youth Leadership College February 18th, 7:30 am – 4 pm at the Orem LDS Institute on UVU campus. Register today at utahscouts.org/uos Whether you are the class president or the […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Feb 02, 2017

BYU’s Youth Friendly Macbeth Offers Scouts Discounts

Boys sit back in their red theater chairs, chomping on greasy popcorn, eager for the latest action flick to start. Very typical. Nothing’s wrong with typical, of course. Exciting action films are grand. But, what if the action wasn’t on a movie screen? What if it was on a stage? The characters stand in line […]

By Kent Hansen
Feb 01, 2017

Need Help with Boy Scouting?

Get help at University of Scouting! Boy Scout leaders, let us inspire U at the University of Scouting, February 18 at UVU. We have 18 courses in Boy Scouting designed to help Troop Leaders improve unit operations and programs. But with 150 other courses, this a fun-filled day of Scouting. With education, you’re empowered. So, this […]

LDS/BSA Relationship
By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 31, 2017

LDS Church Responds to New Scout Policy on Transgender Youth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded today to BSA’s new policy allowing transgender boys to participate in the program. The church said the following regarding the policy change: “The Church is studying the announcement made yesterday by Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts has assured its religious chartering organizations that, as in […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jan 29, 2017

Do You Let Youth Use Their Priesthood Keys?

Last week Bill Chapman shared some thoughts on how to help boy leaders exercise their priesthood keys in a post at LDS/BSA entitled “Have You Asked Your Patrol Leader?”. In that post, he talked about his ward’s eleven-year-old Scout patrol joining their troop at a district camporee. “We were excited to have them join us but we were […]

By Joe Hoskisson
Jan 28, 2017

Scouts and Makerspaces in Utah

Does your Scout like to make things? To tinker?  Does he like being around other people making things?  From writing code to etching glass, that’s what the makerspace movement is all about. And it’s happening all over the world, including in Utah. To clarify, makerspaces (or hackerspaces) are places with tools for making things and […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 27, 2017

Tired of Looking for Help?

If you are tired of trying to figure out Scout solutions on your own, the University of Scouting is the place to get help.This year’s event will take place on February 18th from 8 am to 4 pm with Hyrum Smith as the keynote speaker. The faculty, staff and administration have assembled an amazing program year with […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 25, 2017

16 Cold Weather Camping Tips

Snowdrifts have a habit of swallowing up unattended camping gear. Melted snow can soak  unprotected clothing, equipment and food.  But, with each winter camping trip,  you will figure out a few more ways to make your cold weather adventures more rewarding. Here are a few winter camping tips from the Fieldbook: Organize provisions and extra clothing […]