Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 05, 2017

Join us at the Celebration of Eagles – October 26th, 2017

This year the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the virtues of Scouting at the Celebration of Eagles Banquet on October 26th, at 7 PM, at the Provo Marriott Hotel Ballroom. The Celebration of Eagles event is an annual banquet to honor adult Eagle Scouts who have devoted their lives to service and have […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 04, 2017

Commissioner Training in St. George!

Saturday Sept. 16th, 2017 More information and registration can be found at utahscouts.org If you can’t make it to St. George be sure to plan to make it to the next college which sill be Saturday October 14th in Spanish Fork.Don’t know what commissioner college is or why you might want to attend?  You can […]

By Pualani Graham
Sep 01, 2017

Silver Beaver Award Ceremony Sept. 23, 2017

  The Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual Silver Beaver Recognition on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 2:00 pm. This event will be held in the double chapels in Orem, 735 East 800 South, in the south chapel.  The keynote speaker for this event will be Rondo Feldberg, the previous president of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 31, 2017

Prove You’re Scout Strong in the Title of Liberty Virtual Race

Open to Scouts, parents and anyone up for a good run, this virtual race can be your own 5k, 10k or half marathon you run anywhere and anytime between Oct 1-15. Register Here In partnership with SymbolArts, The Utah National Parks Council is sponsoring a virtual race fundraiser. A portion of your race registration fee will […]

By Dale Munk
Aug 28, 2017

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2017. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes […]

By David Johnson
Aug 26, 2017

Year-Round Maple Dell Activities Aren’t Just for Scouts

The term “Scout camp” may make you assume that Maple Dell is just for boys–but it isn’t. In fact, young men, young women, young single adult, school, church, and family groups are all invited to come to Maple Dell Scout Camp in Payson Canyon for year-round activities. Challenge yourself and your group with these outdoor […]

By Melany Gardner
Aug 24, 2017

Animated Friends of Scouting Video Explains Where the Money Goes

Ever wonder where Friends of Scouting dollars go? How is the money used? What does the Council really do for local Scouting? Explore these questions with John, a new Scoutmaster, as he discusses these questions with his bishop. John is a new Scoutmaster feeling a little overwhelmed. He has lots of questions about his new […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2017

Do You Need an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills?

Nearly every Scouter in the Council has some training in Scouting and now, with the new online courses at my.Scouting.org training has become a breeze. However, the capstone to basic training, is NorthStar or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. This course is only taught well… outdoors.  In order to be considered “trained,” along with Scoutmaster Specific Training, […]

By Community Submission
Aug 18, 2017

One Stake Leaders Thoughts On the BSA’s Continuing Relationship with the Church

During a a recent court of honor, I felt impressed to speak about the continuing relationship that the Church will have with the Boy Scouts of America. Here are a few of my thoughts that I shared with these boys, leaders and parents. We all know that our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, loves Scouting. The […]

By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 2017

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 56,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2016 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

By Mac McIntire
Aug 07, 2017

Thoughts on the New Teacher-Priest Activity Program

Mac McIntire is a dedicated Scouter who has posted more than 80 blogs at the LDS-BSA Relationship Blog. Each week I read his thought provoking articles with interest and I often repost part of something he writes. But this week you need to read his whole post, especially if you are still uptight about the future […]

By Kevin Hunt
Aug 05, 2017

Troop 605 Came to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Going Forward and Full Steam Ahead

Troop 605 of Richfield, Utah came to our Thunder Ridge Scout Camp with the attitude of “going forward and full steam ahead.” I knew that they were going to be impressive as they first arrived at the troop check-in canopy. All fourteen boys came dressed alike in their “Class B” uniforms – with their tan […]

By Ann Shumway
Aug 04, 2017

Family Fun at the Partner & Pal Campout

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 8-9 at Camp Jeremiah Johnson for the Partner and Pal Campout. Register for this event here! Parents and children will participate together in boats, archery, shooting BB guns, fishing, and climbing a bouldering wall. You will […]

By Katie Morrell
Aug 03, 2017

Crossing Countries and Cultures: Chinese Families Visit Tifie Scout Camp

Scouting unites youth across the entire globe by giving them a common goal, personal development. Scouts in every country wear the purple world crest, an emblem of unity and a symbol that no matter the location, Scouting is a worldwide brotherhood.  This week at Tifie Scout Camp, Scouters were reminded of this sacred bond by […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 30, 2017

Let Them Lead: Resolving Conflict

We all find ourselves facing conflict. Conflict often comes from differences of opinion or personality, misunderstandings, anger, or miscommunication. We can follow the example of Jesus Christ and practice conflict resolution tools to ensure that conflict doesn’t become a lasting problem. President Thomas S. Monson teaches, “As we follow the example of the Savior, ours […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 28, 2017

Beaver High Adventure Base’s Best Kept Secrets

If you haven’t been to Beaver High Adventure Base, then I am sorry. It truly is an alpine paradise tucked away, high within Fishlake National Forest. I had the great opportunity to visit camp up at Beaver last week. Luckily, I made it in time, as it was the last day of their last week […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 23, 2017

Let Them Lead: The Teaching EDGE

The goal of every gospel teacher is to teach the pure doctrine of the gospel, by the Spirit, in order to help God’s children build their faith in the Savior and become more like Him. Gordon B. Hinckley taught, “Effective teaching is the very essence of leadership in the Church. Eternal life will come only […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 16, 2017

Let Them Lead: Servant Leadership

The best leaders understand that they must serve those they lead. Jesus Christ taught, “Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” Christ is the greatest example of what it means to be a servant leader. We also see examples […]