Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

Camping
By Maloree Anderson
Aug 20, 2016

Great Weekend Camping Spots for Scouts in Utah

Earlier this year, I attended the “Great Camping Spots” class during the 2016 University of Scouting. The instructor started the session by giving a few things to consider before you plan your Scout camping trip: Are you camping at an actual site or backpacking to a spot? Think about the time of year and the location. What […]

Camp JJ Airplane
By Susan Cheever
Aug 08, 2016

Partner and Pal Campout for Cub Scouts and Family Sept 9th-10th

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 9–10 at Camp Jeremiah Johnson for the Partner and Pal Camp-out. Register for this event here! Parents and children will participate together in Boats, archery, shooting BB guns, fishing, and climbing a bouldering wall. […]

DutytoGod
By Don Larson
Jul 10, 2016

How Do You Find Duty to God in the Wilderness?

That was the question, “how do you maintain “duty to God when you are at camp or on overnighters?” We asked this question to a group of about twenty-five Scoutmasters who had gathered for a “Munch and Mingle” before regular Scoutmaster meeting at Blue Mountain Scout Camp a couple of weeks ago. We spent nearly […]

Pack Committee on log
By Darryl Alder
Jul 05, 2016

The Pack Outdoor Activity Coordinator

The pack outdoor activity coordinator helps the boys get what they want most out of Scouting—camping, hiking and outdoor adventure. Your job is to help them develop a love for the outdoors. Specifically, you will: Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities. Arrange for property and fire permits and tour and activity plans when required. […]

Construction update June feature
By Maria Milligan
Jul 02, 2016

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

Summer camp is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean construction stops. Our rangers have been working hard (sometimes dodging Scouts) to finish camp projects that will help Scouts have fun, learn new things, and keep on having adventures for years to come. Here’s a progress report for camp capital improvements: Beaver High Adventure Base […]

Family Camping feature
By John Gailey
Jun 24, 2016

Council Camps are NOT just for Summer!

Nearly two years ago, we explained that the Utah National Parks Council offers its twelve camping properties for ward and stake uses in a variety of settings. Since that time, more than 100 LDS wards and stakes have requested information on our programs, but you don’t have to wait for “our programs” to make a request of […]

Zipline
By Maloree Anderson
Jun 20, 2016

Scouts and families enjoy the 2016 Maple Dell Scout Show

It was a delightful day to attend the Maple Dell Scout Show. Payson Canyon gave its Scout camp the perfect atmosphere to host a family day. The sun was ablaze, the lake gleaming below, and even wildlife came to investigate what the summer fuss was about. The camp was full of exciting activities for the families to […]

Thunder Storm Feature
By Tony Woodard
Jun 19, 2016

Out in God’s Country, Tonight

Living in Utah, many of us experience the outdoors on a regular basis.  We may enjoy camping at our favorite lakeside retreat, hiking to your favorite lookout, fishing at that secret spot, or perhaps, just taking a leisurely drive through the canyons. Scouting gives us the opportunity to share this with our youth.  As Scout […]

Camp Feature
By Pualani Graham
Jun 08, 2016

Advancement at Summer Camp—Getting Ready

Scouts are heading into the woods this week at our summer camps and all across the country. There they will sit around the campfire and smell the “smoke at twilight.” A great deal of advancement goes on at these summer camps, and it is important that you know that both the council advancement and camping committees […]

Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek
By Steven Baugh
Jun 07, 2016

Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek opens in Hurricane

On June 7, 2016, I had the privilege of attending the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek, located just minutes from the I-15 exit heading toward Hurricane, Utah. The beautiful facility features a 4,000 square-foot pavilion and training center, amphitheater, concrete pads for dining, a large grass area for camping and […]

climbing-safety
By Darryl Alder
Jun 01, 2016

LDS Safety Guidelines to be Camp Ready

In our council, we will have 54,000 youth and leaders participating in camps and other outdoor activities this summer. With each adventure there will be some risk. As leaders, we need to pay careful attention to the planning and execution of these activities and ensure each one of the participants returns home safely. Please see the guidelines and […]

pool-swim
By LDS-BSA Relationships
May 28, 2016

Safety Moment – A Focus on Safety in Your Quality Aquatics Program

May 5th, as part of National Water Safety Month, the LDS Church issued a “Safety Moment” which began by asking “What? A whole month dedicated just to aquatic safety? Are you kidding me?”  Those were the first thoughts of one of the LDS Risk Management specialists until he started looking at the statistics. According to the CDC, “Drowning ranks fifth among […]

#handbookhacks
By Darryl Alder
May 25, 2016

Boy Scout #HandbookHacks

In late March with the release of the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook (click here to buy the digital version), BSA launched a new social media campaign called #HandbookHacks. Introducing this, ScoutingWire wrote: “The handbook is full of life hacks that Scouts can teach their parents, their friends and everyone else. Our first handbook hack […]

sailing academy feature
By John Gailey
May 11, 2016

New Merit Badge Adventure Tracks and High Adventure in 2016

Last year we introduced our camp Adventure Tracks—an exciting program for teaching skills, working on merit badges and experiencing challenges in a fun, experiential learning environment instead of in a traditional classroom setting—at Tifie Scout Camp, Scofield Scout Camp and Thunder Ridge Scout Camp and saw exciting results. Experiential learning allows participants to gain firsthand experience with the […]