Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

By Utah National Parks Council
May 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council Committed to Serving LDS Youth and Future Community Partners

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announced that beginning in 2020, the Church will no longer charter Scouting units because they will be launching a new program that meets the needs of their increasingly global membership. […]

By Melany Gardner
May 02, 2018

Scout Me In and Scouts BSA: How the Program Name Change Affects You

Today the Boy Scouts of America unveiled the new name of the Boy Scout program, changing it to  “Scouts BSA” for older boys and girls ages 11-17 to ensure all youth feel welcome and can see themselves in Scouting. With a scheduled launch on Feb. 1, 2019, boys and girls in separate troops who are […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 13, 2018

How To Complete This Unique UNPC Commissioner College Patch

Do you have this patch? If you have attended a Commissioner College (live or online) in the Utah National Parks Council since January 2014 you should have received the above patch just for attending. (Usually awarded as part of the closing ceremony)  But it is just the start of your UNPC Commissioner College patch. Here […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently […]

pathway to priesthood
By Julia Thompson
Apr 08, 2018

Pathway to Priesthood: Scouting Promotes Leadership, Citizenship and Priesthood Preparation

Pathway to Priesthood: Scouting Promotes Leadership, Citizenship, and Priesthood Preparation As the longest formal chartered partner of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting has been a staple in the LDS Church for a long time. The reason the Church has stuck with Scouting is that the program truly promotes the important goals the Church seeks to […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 06, 2018

Brand New Commissioner Courses

Three brand new courses will be debuted at the College of Commissioner Science being held in Provo on Sat. April 21, 2018 (Register here).  Each of the three new courses fill a need to help inform and train commissioners with three very specific groups of youth – Cub Scouts, LDS Eleven Year Old Scouts, and […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 30, 2018

Provo Commissioner College

Are you a Scouter who has the word Commissioner in your position?  Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner (ADC), Roundtable Commissioner, or other? The UNPC has a training event coming soon just for you. Registration is now open! If you have never been to a Commissioner College before or maybe it’s been a while, […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 28, 2018

Making Leadership Positions More Meaningful in LDS Scouting

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re feeling refreshed after a wonderful Sacrament meeting. One of the brothers in the ward just gave a powerful talk about the importance of helping the young men in the ward be successful. This causes you to ponder on your role as the Scoutmaster. You begin thinking about all of the […]

the keepers of the flame
By Julia Thompson
Mar 26, 2018

The Keepers of the Flame: What it Actually Means

The Keepers of the Flame The Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the lives of youth around the country since 1910. You, our generous supporters, have been making this happen. The Utah National Parks Council is grateful for all of the donors, volunteers, and sponsors who support Scouting avidly in our community. We are especially […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 22, 2018

Program Feature Series: Wilderness Survival

In this article we are featuring the program module for wilderness survival from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) What Will You Do Now? “Scouting teaches you to be prepared. When you go on outings, you take along […]

camp love
By Julia Thompson
Mar 16, 2018

Camp Love: Finding Forever at Beaver High Adventure Base

Camp Love When Kayla and James first met in 2012 at Beaver High Adventure Base, love was the furthest thing from their minds. They became friends but thought nothing of it. Now, almost six years later, they are a story of camp love, to be married in May. Kayla and James Kayla is a college […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 15, 2018

Program Feature Series: Skateboarding

In this article we are featuring the program module for skateboarding 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.) Ready to Ride “Chances are you see somebody on a skateboard nearly every day. From its humble beginnings more than half […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 13, 2018

BSA Clears Up Misconceptions About Path to Eagle Scout Rank for Utah Scout With Down Syndrome

Updated April 4, 2018 Boy Scouts of America, Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We are inspired by Logan and his family’s commitment to Scouting, and we are so glad he will remain a part of our Scouting community. We appreciate the care taken by the family’s attorney to bring the best outcome for Logan and […]

By Maloree Anderson
Mar 07, 2018

How to Do a Successful Eagle Court of Honor

Once an Eagle Scout successfully completes his Board of Review, he can begin planning and preparing for his Eagle Court of Honor. Courts of Honor can be as casual or formal as the Eagle Scout would like. For example, any where from a backyard BBQ to a dressy ceremony, the Eagle Court of Honor should […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 06, 2018

The Cub Scout BCL

While it may seem strange to start a Cub Scout article with a screen shot from the Aaronic Priesthood Leader Training on lds.org, just stick with me and I’ll show you how it might connect.   What is the BCL? Over the last year I have been in a number of Scout meetings where the […]

girls klondike
By Julia Thompson
Mar 03, 2018

First All Girls Klondike

Klondikes aren’t anything new. In fact, it’s been an icy adventure that Scouts have been competing in for years. But, today, March 3, 2018, marks the first annual All Girls Klondike Derby. Young women, ages 12-18, were invited to the Klondike to participate in some of the most thrilling and unique activities a girl could ask […]

By Julia Thompson
Feb 16, 2018

Single Mom, Allison Jackson, Found Purpose Through Scouting

Single Mom to Scouter Allison Jackson, a single mom from a small Pennsylvania town, used Scouting to light her way home after years lost at sea. She was inactive in the Church and frustrated with people. She felt like an outsider looking in, wanting badly to belong. Out of the blue, a sister called Allison […]