Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

Feature Bike
By Melinda Hotchkiss
Jan 30, 2016

Finding Scouting Again

I grew up in a home where Scouting was a big part of our life despite the fact I was an only child and a girl. My dad served as the Webelos den leader or 11 year old Scout leader for several years and often times I would tag along to help him. Some of […]

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By David Johnson
Jan 13, 2016

Klondike Derby Adventure at Maple Dell Jan and Feb

Get ready for a winter adventure at Maple Dell Scout Camp this January and February. Scouts and troops can sign up now for the Klondike Derby Adventure. Activities will include ropes course, tomahawk throwing, field archery shooting and 2-d animal targets, first aid, kife throwing, fire building races, sledding and more! Sign up for one […]

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By Aubrey Carpenter
Jan 08, 2016

Most Popular Articles of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for The Boy Scout. We had more subscribers, more views, more comments, and more shares than ever before. We loved sharing stories and learning from you last year, and hope 2016 will bring more inspiration, helpful tips, teaching tools, and insights for all of us. We want to take a moment to […]

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By David Johnson
Jan 02, 2016

A Mom’s Note to a Camp Director

Several months after camp a mother wrote this to me: When our son started working at Maple Dell, he was very self conscious and unsure of himself. Due to some recent events that happened just prior to his starting work at Maple Dell he was very unhappy. However all of this changed after he worked at […]

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By Ken Cluff
Dec 03, 2015

Expect the Unexpected

Anything can happen in the cold winter outdoors and often does. You should take measures designed to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring. Consider all reasonably foreseeable problems and then devise a plan to minimize the risk to manage a crisis. Expect the unexpected. Cross country skiing and/or snowshoeing safety is a matter of foresight and good judgment. Obviously, the best […]

Feature Burrito
By Darryl Alder
Nov 21, 2015

Breakfast with Buffalo Red

This delicious breakfast series is available each week at The Voice of Scouting, but is introduced to you here: Buffalo Red Breakfast Burritos 2 packages (24 ounces each) frozen hash browns 15 eggs, lightly beaten 4 Tbs chili powder 2 tsp garlic salt 1 Tbs ground cumin 1 lb uncooked chorizo 1 lb spicy sausage 4 […]

Pillar 6 Feature
By Darryl Alder
Nov 20, 2015

The Scout Oath and Law—a Pathway to Self-Reliance

Pillar 6–Integrity: Be prepared by learning who we are as Scouts and sons of God by keeping ourselves physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight, understanding our true nature as a son of God.  This month, November 2015, we have been teaching Young Men principles of temporal and spiritual self-reliance.  Two of the six Come, Follow Me […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Nov 16, 2015

Black Diamond Adventure Tracks Will Bring High Adventure to More Camps

At the Utah National Parks Council (UNPC) we are building on the successes of our two high adventure bases (Beaver, and Entrada) by providing new program adventures at these camps, and introducing exciting new Adventure Tracks that we call Black Diamonds, at three of our mainstream Scout camps—Tifie, Thunder Ridge, and Scofield. Read about how […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Nov 14, 2015

UNPC High Adventure and Black Diamond Experiences

The Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce that we are adding new high adventure programs at both of our Scout high adventure bases and three of our full-service Scout camps. Traditionally, high adventure experiences have been relegated to specialty high adventure outpost and Philmont-style Scout camps. They represent a part of a BSA […]

Family Camping feature
By John Gailey
Nov 11, 2015

Can Entire LDS Stakes Come to Scout Camp?

About eighteen months ago, the Utah National Parks Council offered its twelve camping properties for use by church organizations, including LDS stakes and wards. Since that time, over 100 LDS stakes and wards have requested more information with a significant number reserving time at these properties. At first, the general comments included, “I thought Scout […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Nov 09, 2015

El Hacha

La clave para el progreso dentro de los programas de BSA es: No olvidar los pasos básicos y hacerlo en el tiempo correcto. Tener las herramientas y usarlas de forma adecuada nos dará la confianza para guiar a nuestros jóvenes en el camino correcto del propósito del escultismo. Deseo tomar un discurso de la conferencia […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Nov 07, 2015

2015 Camp Adventure Tracks a Huge Success

If you attended a Council camp this year, you might have noticed a some changes and how the Utah National Parks Council is thinking outside of the box. Adventure Tracks were introduced at three pf our Scout camps this summer—Thunder Ridge, Tifie, and Scofield. Turns out, they were a huge success. There was an exciting […]