Category Archives: Camping

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By Community Submission
Nov 17, 2014

Scout camps now open to all

Scout camps aren’t just for Boy Scouts. Sanpete County residents can especially take advantage of Tifie Boy Scout Camp—a full-featured summer camp located in Utah’s beautiful Sanpete Valley in the foothills just east of Mt. Pleasant. Camp Tifie is part of the 600-acre Mountain Dell Scout Ranch. Located at just under 9,000 feet above sea […]

Program Features
By Darryl Alder
Nov 15, 2014

Using the New “Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews”

We have been waiting for many months now, but it’s here: Volume 1 of Program Features for troops, Teams and Crews—a Guide to Program Planning. This compilation  has sixteen program features divided into six program groups, including these subjects: Outdoor Programs –  Camping –  Climbing and Rappelling –  Geocaching –  Hiking –  Outdoor Ethics – […]

tent in snow
By Ken Cluff
Nov 14, 2014

Winter Tent Camping (Part 2)

(This part two of a two part series. Click here for part one.) Preparing the campsite After you have reached the place where you want to camp for the night, use your snowshoes to pack down the snow in the spot where you’re going to pitch the tent. You may want to take the time to build a […]

Ranger
By Scouting Magazine
Nov 10, 2014

Use Winter to Help Your Venturers Earn the Ranger Award

Nothing attracts young people to Venturing as much as the outdoors adventure, and nothing demonstrates a Venturer’s outdoor expertise as much as the Ranger Award. Thinking back to my youth I craved the activities that this program offers, which include eight challenging core requirements and 18 electives: Core Requirements First Aid Emergency Preparedness Leave No Trace […]

Pulking
By Ken Cluff
Nov 08, 2014

Winter Tent Camping (Part 1)

Varsity Scout Snowshoers and/or Cross-Country skiers can see and experience amazing things when we take day-long treks through the snowy woods, but when we extend our snowshoeing or skiing trip overnight we will experience an entirely new winter outdoors. But who would want to carry all that gear through the snow, only to spend the night in a tiny tent? […]

world Jamboree
By Community Submission
Nov 05, 2014

23rd WORLD JAMBOREE 2015, JAPAN

  From July 28 to August 8, 2015, more than 30,000 scouts and leaders from 161 countries will gather in Southern Japan at Kirara-Hama, in Yamaguchi Prefecture.For 12 days, you will have the unique opportunity to meet and make friends with many scouts from many parts of the world.  This will be one of the […]

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By Darryl Alder
Nov 05, 2014

A Season of Goodness in Philanthropy

When I started my new job six years ago, I was tasked with opening a major new camp at the Mountain Dell Scout Ranch. However, the capital fund was spent and things became discouraging quickly. On top of that, our properties director had to take disability and his full time duties fell to me—me with no construction […]

Iceberg
By Maria Milligan
Oct 29, 2014

Foundations Change Camps and Scouts for the Better

When I joined the Scofield Scout Camp waterfront staff at Frandsen Scout Ranch two weeks into the 2013 season I fell in love with the camp’s secluded bay. Every day during free time I would stand on the dock with a rescue tube and watch laughing Scouts leap off the Iceberg, swamp each other’s kayaks […]

Rock Canyon
By Randell Keys
Oct 24, 2014

Right Place, Right Time

Many of us never worry about falling 30 feet. We usually have the correct equipment when we do any climbing and rappelling as illustrated in Elder Richard G. Scott’s video, ‘A Secure Anchor’  In reading through the ‘Pillars of Scouting,’ pillar 5 states, “Be prepared to be good fathers and husbands by following the examples […]

mountain board
By Ken Cluff
Oct 11, 2014

High Adventure Mountainboarding

The best high-adventure treks are planned, and carried out by our Varsity Scout youth. This high-adventure activity on mountain boarding can provide positive learning experiences to help your young men to mature and to prepare them to become responsible adults. Encourage your Varsity Scout youth to seek out these programs; it’s what keeps them high […]

Ready Project
By Gina Bègin
Oct 10, 2014

Comfortable Camping: A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Best Campsite

This is Part IV in a series of getting comfortable with camping. For Part III, see Comfortable Camping: A Beginner’s Guide to Dressing Warm. The properly selected site can do miracles to alleviate your cold camping blues. When sleeping outdoors, there are all kinds of elements to contend with: wind, cold sinks, water, rough surfaces, slopes, […]

A waterpocket deep inside the Black Hole of White Canyon. White Canyon, Utah.
By Ken Cluff
Sep 18, 2014

The “Black Hole” in White Canyon

Our older Varsity Scouts consider high adventure the highlight of their outdoor Scouting experiences. We need to plan and safely carry out high-adventure treks. Encourage your Varsity Scout youth to seek out these programs; it’s what keeps them high on Scouting and in the Church. High adventure challenges and inspires our young men, and broadens their leadership skills. This is why […]

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By Gina Bègin
Sep 12, 2014

Comfortable Camping: A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Tents

This is Part I in a series of getting comfortable with camping. For more, see Part II: Choosing a Sleeping Bag & Pad. Your friends are planning an incredible multi-day trip at a nearby national park and everyone is buzzing with excitement about ditching the “four walls” and getting into nature—that is, everyone but you. Does […]