Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

Entrada High Adventure
By Darryl Alder
Jul 02, 2015

High Adventure—the Soul of Varsity Scouting

  Varsity Scout programs are built around five fields of emphasis, but none is more important than the high-adventure/sports field. High Adventure activities spark interest in Varsity Scouts and challenges boys physically. These are activities that hook your youth and keep them active in your team. Through the efforts of the program manager and adult advisers, […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jun 17, 2015

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2015

When thunder roars, go indoors! That’s advice from the National Weather Service. Contrary to some textbooks, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity. What he did discover is that lightning contains static electricity. And he was very lucky that he wasn’t electrocuted during this discovery. For information on Franklin’s experiment, check out the story at www.codecheck.com . According to the National […]

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By Stan Lockhart
Jun 15, 2015

Meeting the Needs of the Chartered Partner

About two years ago Research Emotion Design (RED) did a survey of our chartered partners to measure their satisfaction with Utah National Parks Council (UNPC). We found that we could do more to help our chartered partners. The results were a renewed focus on serving our customers and a change to who can use our Scout […]

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By Bob Gowans
Jun 13, 2015

Introducing the Liahona Compass Award

Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Liahona Compass Award at summer Scout camp this year and in 2016. Recalling the “round ball of curious workmanship” given to Lehi and his family by God to direct them in the wilderness, the Liahona Compass Award directs Scouts to ponder on the decisions they make today that […]

COPE feature
By Stan Lockhart
Jun 12, 2015

Help Improve Our Scout Camps

You may have noticed that Utah National Parks Council is aggressively making improvements to our Scout camps. Both Maple Dell and Tifie Scout Camps have new amenities from COPE courses to climbing walls to waterfront wipeout gear to pavilions. Soon there will be a zip line at Maple Dell Scout Camp. We are also building new amenities […]

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By Harold Jepsen
Jun 05, 2015

Gotta Go! An Infection of Friends 

Gotta Go! National Jamboree & Tour Experience Unit 26, Alpine District Beware of sending a Scout on the National Jamboree and Tour. Every time, a vicious disease spreads rampantly across the encampment of 30 to 40 thousand Scouts. Its proper medical name is: Patchous Tradeamongous. Once bitten, there is little relief but to get out […]

Bear Necessities
By Annaleis Smith
Jun 02, 2015

LDS Cub Scouts CAN go camping!

In the new Cub Scout program there are required adventures for all ranks that center around the idea of learning to camp.  The boys are required to participate in a campfire program, learn about the Leave no Trace principles, the outdoor code and more.  But wait… as per the “Green Scouting Handbook”, (page 4 section […]

Pintrist
By Adrian
Jun 01, 2015

Pinterest for Scouters

Most people think that Pinterest is just a website for women to share their recipes and cutesy crafts.  I have to admit, there is SOME truth to that, but it also can be an amazing tool for finding resources for your Scout Troop or Cub Pack. There are literally thousands of boards out there run […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
May 30, 2015

Food Safety

Food poisoning may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or toxic substances. This fact sheet provides information on the proper handling of food to avoid food-borne illness. Why Is Food Safety Important? About one in six people gets sick from food poisoning each year. Food poisoning may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or toxic substances. Symptoms […]

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By Arturo Malpica
May 23, 2015

¿Por qué la organización BSA requiere que todos los participantes tengan un Registro Médico y de Salud Anual?

Preguntas frecuentes sobre el Registro Médico y de Salud Anual P. ¿Por qué la organización BSA requiere que todos los participantes tengan un Registro Médico y de Salud Anual? R. El RMSA tiene muchos propósitos. Completar una historia de salud fomenta la conciencia sobre la salud, recopila los datos necesarios y proporciona a los profesionales […]

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By Darryl Alder
May 23, 2015

Get Ready for Camp with an Annual Health Exam

Moving into camping season, one of the most common questions we get is about the Annual Health and Medical Record.  This form is required by the BSA for any camping trip longer than three consecutive days. And wouldn’t you know it, I got my physical just before we got this great deal from Medallus. There are two Utah County locations and both charge […]

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By Jim Bethel
May 17, 2015

Hidden Treasure

Twenty-five years ago Scouting was the center of attention for the national media. We were the lead story on every TV channel and newspaper for a week. Can you remember why the media was in such a frenzy? A boy was lost! He was not only lost, but he was lost in a mine! And, he […]

Olympic Feature
By Darryl Alder
May 16, 2015

Why Participate in Olympic Day 2015?

To help your unit get SCOUTStrong join in Olympic Day events this June Many Varsity Scout Teams and Venturing Crews have a sports focus. Combine this with the worldwide Olympic Day held annually on June 23, and you’ve got a great month of activities and service. For example Cub Scout Olympics, is always a great pack activity, but when your […]

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By Arturo Malpica
May 03, 2015

Póngase en forma

Disfrute de una vida saludable. Un estilo de vida saludable no solamente ayuda, sino también le ayuda a cumplir con su llamamiento de una manera más efectiva. Ejercicio de forma inteligente Manténgase Activo: Comience a caminar. Asista al gimnasio. Si no puedes asistir, levantase y manténgase activo, utilice las escaleras en lugar del ascensor. Haga […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
May 03, 2015

Get in Shape

Enjoy life by being healthy. A healthy lifestyle not only helps you but also helps you more effectively do your calling. Give yourself a tune up by watching this video and making some changes: Exercise Smart Get Active: Start walking. Get moving. Get to the gym. If you can’t make it to the gym, get up […]

Feature Ethics
By Keith Abraham
May 02, 2015

Outdoor Ethics Training Just Around the Corner

Boy Scouts of America offers outdoor ethics training as part of all its core outdoor training programs. These include: National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts, and part of Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) and Wood Badge for all adult volunteers with outdoor leadership responsibilities. […]