Category Archives: Camping

ski feature
By Darryl Alder
Dec 15, 2014

Biathlon Coming January 10th

Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, which presents an interesting dichotomy for me.  I love cross country skiing, it is by far my favorite winter sport (even more than downhill, which I have done since I was 12), but shooting, that is not my thing. Imagine skiing until you are out […]

Catching Crawdads at Scofield Scout Camp is fun!
By Bob Gowans
Dec 13, 2014

2015 Summer Camps Promise Greater Adventure

2015 Summer Camps promo flier Great plans are underway for the 2015 Summer Camp season in the Utah National Parks Council. Plans to greatly enhance the experience the Scouts will receive are being developed by the camping directors. Programs including merit badge instruction will be divided into three classifications: ~Green: basic, all-around experiences designed for […]

wood badge
By Joel Zabriskie
Dec 06, 2014

Our Stake Encampment

In early 2005 I discussed the possibilities of holding a Wood Badge course that could be designated for the Scout leaders in my LDS stake with Doug Muir. He was serving as the Wood Badge Coordinator for the Utah National Parks Council, and had experience doing this with his home stake as well as a […]

1-Boys' Life Santa Clause 1934-12
By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Cub Scout Fun for December

Christmas Reindeer Mini Donuts Den meeting treats: you can almost hear the stampede for sweets! Whip up a batch of these salty and sweet delicacies to keep your den of hungry Wolves or Bears satisfied. Don’t forget the milk! Ingredients Chocolate Frosted Mini Donuts Peanut M&M’s® Round Pearl Sprinkles Mini Pretzel Twists Instructions Press a red […]

SkiPatrol
By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 29, 2014

Play Safe in the Snow—Winter Sports Safety

AS WINTER RETURNS, Scouters’ thoughts turn to sports such as skiing, tobogganing, and sledding, which means it’s also time to review the basics of winter safety. Item 3 of the Winter Sports Safety Section in the Guide to Safe Scouting reads: “Appropriate personal protective equipment is required for all activities. This includes the recommended use of helmets for all participants […]

camps2012map
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 – […]

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 […]

tent in snow
By Ken Cluff
Nov 07, 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 […]

Pulking
By Ken Cluff
Nov 06, 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 […]

BurchLodgeatNite
By Darryl Alder
Nov 05, 2014

A Season of Goodness in Philanthropy

I love summer camp. I loved it when I first attended a week long camp in 1962. Four years later I was back there working and four years after that I was running camps. One summer at camp, I asked one of the Scouts to take a turn reading from the Fieldbook. He was embarrassed […]

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 […]