Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

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By Community Submission
Aug 18, 2015

“Do Your Best”—a Life-Changing Motto for Any Age

My name is Karanda Heimuli and I’m from Payson, Utah. I’m 18 years old and I absolutely love my job. This is my second summer working at Jeremiah Johnson and although my time here has been small, the experiences and memories I’ve had here are enormously life changing. I never thought that one job could impact […]

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By Ryan Bertram
Aug 14, 2015

2015 Council Contingent 611-V Conquers Baldy Mountain

(Pictured left: youth Crew Leader Kobe Black contemplating the route to Baldy Mountain in the distance) Ryan Bertram, Contingent Advisor, wrote this introduction to their adventure this summer: From June 10-24, 2015, eight youth and four adults from the Utah National Parks Council completed an 11-day, 84-mile backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. This […]

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By Community Submission
Aug 13, 2015

Get ready for Fall, Spring and Summer climbing trips!

Get ready for Fall, Spring and Summer  climbing trips! BSA Level 1 & 2 Climbing Instructor class Held at the Utah National Parks Council office: 748 N. 1340 W.     Orem, UT  84057 The workshop is to teach Level 1 & 2 climbing, This 6 day workshop runs from Thursday September 24, Friday 25th 6pm – 10 pm,  Saturday September 26th 9am […]

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By Brad Harris
Aug 09, 2015

A Boy and a Mountain

Twenty years ago I climbed Mt. Timpanogos for the first and only time in my life. I was forty-five and in the best shape of my life. The climb was more grueling than any marathon I had run, but an adventure I’ll never forget. That is why I had to share this post from Brad’s […]

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By Community Submission
Aug 08, 2015

“What’s for Dessert?”

Be sure to check out my other posts:  Scout’s Guide to Beginning Dutch Oven Cooking,  Cleaning a Dutch Oven, What’s for Breakfast and We Want Lunch Easy Peach Cobbler Into a cool 12” Dutch Oven lined with Extra Heavy Duty aluminum foil dump a large can (or two small cans) of peaches in heavy syrup. Dump in […]

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By Community Submission
Aug 01, 2015

“Where’s my Dinner?”

After a long day, everyone’s hungry.  Here are a few easy, great tasting additions to your evening meal. Chicken and Rice Into a prepared Dutch Oven, put the following items: 2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup (spread across bottom) 2 soup cans of water 2 cups of white Rice (evenly sprinkled on top of […]

I love solar
By Darryl Alder
Jul 31, 2015

I Love Solar

Last summer our AC went out. Being the enterprising person she is, my wife grabbed a tin can, a styrofoam cooler, my GoalZero Whisper Fan and a bag of ice. Fifteen minutes later she marches into the room with a portable, homemade air conditioner—don’t knock it, it worked for a few hours. As soon as the house AC was […]

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By Community Submission
Jul 25, 2015

“We want some Lunch!”

Be sure to check out my other posts:  Scout’s Guide to Beginning Dutch Oven Cooking,  Cleaning a Dutch Oven, and What’s for Breakfast It has to be quick, and the patrol has to want to eat it.  The Dutch Oven is not an oft-used appliance for most Scouts’ lunch preparation, but here are some recipes for […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 24, 2015

A Pioneer Among Scouting’s Pioneers

The early days of Scouting were shaped by a group of pioneers: Baden Powell, of course, with British Scouting;  William D Boyce, as the man who brought Scouting to America; Ernest Thompson Seaton, who merged his Woodcraft Indians with BSA; James E West, whose fortitude and persistence merged many youth groups into a unified BSA and Daniel Carter […]

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By Community Submission
Jul 21, 2015

Special Needs Day at JJ

For the past five years, Camp Jeremiah Johnson has held a Special Needs Day.  This day is set aside for youth with special needs of any kind starting at age 8 to come to camp and participate in all that Camp Jeremiah Johnson has to offer. Class sizes are small which allows the campers to […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jul 18, 2015

Eccles Nature Center Makes Conservation Cool

If you have been to Camp Maple Dell in the past year, you may have noticed that the Nature area has had quite the makeover. I had heard from Camp Director Dave Johnson about all the excitement  from the new nature center, built thanks to a donation from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, […]

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By Community Submission
Jul 18, 2015

“What’s for Breakfast?”

(This is part three in a six part series) Just in time for your Troop’s Pioneer Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A long day of hiking or camp activities must be started with a meal that “sticks to your ribs.” Here are a few ideas for using […]

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By Adrian
Jul 16, 2015

Ideas to “Spice” Up Your Campouts

I think just about everyone can agree that one of the big things that attracts and keeps Scouts in Scouting is the camping experience.  We are always competing for the boys time and attention with sports programs and other non-Scouting activities, so it is important that we try to do everything we can to make […]