Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

Feature Burrito
By Darryl Alder
Nov 21, 2015

Breakfast with Buffalo Red

This delicious breakfast series is available each week at The Voice of Scouting, but is introduced to you here: Buffalo Red Breakfast Burritos 2 packages (24 ounces each) frozen hash browns 15 eggs, lightly beaten 4 Tbs chili powder 2 tsp garlic salt 1 Tbs ground cumin 1 lb uncooked chorizo 1 lb spicy sausage 4 […]

Pillar 6 Feature
By Darryl Alder
Nov 20, 2015

The Scout Oath and Law—a Pathway to Self-Reliance

Pillar 6–Integrity: Be prepared by learning who we are as Scouts and sons of God by keeping ourselves physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight, understanding our true nature as a son of God.  This month, November 2015, we have been teaching Young Men principles of temporal and spiritual self-reliance.  Two of the six Come, Follow Me […]

high adventure feature
By Steven Sutherland
Nov 16, 2015

Black Diamond Adventure Tracks Will Bring High Adventure to More Camps

At the Utah National Parks Council (UNPC) we are building on the successes of our two high adventure bases (Beaver, and Entrada) by providing new program adventures at these camps, and introducing exciting new Adventure Tracks that we call Black Diamonds, at three of our mainstream Scout camps—Tifie, Thunder Ridge, and Scofield. Read about how […]

high adventure feature
By Steven Sutherland
Nov 14, 2015

UNPC High Adventure and Black Diamond Experiences

The Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce that we are adding new high adventure programs at both of our Scout high adventure bases and three of our full-service Scout camps. Traditionally, high adventure experiences have been relegated to specialty high adventure outpost and Philmont-style Scout camps. They represent a part of a BSA […]

Family Camping feature
By John Gailey
Nov 11, 2015

Can Entire LDS Stakes Come to Scout Camp?

About eighteen months ago, the Utah National Parks Council offered its twelve camping properties for use by church organizations, including LDS stakes and wards. Since that time, over 100 LDS stakes and wards have requested more information with a significant number reserving time at these properties. At first, the general comments included, “I thought Scout […]

By Arturo Malpica
Nov 09, 2015

El Hacha

La clave para el progreso dentro de los programas de BSA es: No olvidar los pasos básicos y hacerlo en el tiempo correcto. Tener las herramientas y usarlas de forma adecuada nos dará la confianza para guiar a nuestros jóvenes en el camino correcto del propósito del escultismo. Deseo tomar un discurso de la conferencia […]

canoe scout feature
By Steven Sutherland
Nov 07, 2015

2015 Camp Adventure Tracks a Huge Success

If you attended a Council camp this year, you might have noticed a some changes and how the Utah National Parks Council is thinking outside of the box. Adventure Tracks were introduced at three pf our Scout camps this summer—Thunder Ridge, Tifie, and Scofield. Turns out, they were a huge success. There was an exciting […]

Quail Creek Construction
By Maria Milligan
Oct 23, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

When I attended Wood Badge at Camp Tifie in September I saw firsthand just how much good generous donations are doing for our council camps. The first weekend of our course was held in the newly-completed Center for Enterprise. The finishing touches were made possible by a generous donation from the Gunnison Stake. The building […]

bb feature
By Ann Shumway
Oct 20, 2015

Hey Cub Scouts, are You Ready for JJ 2016?

Soaring to New Heights! 2016 Promotional Flyer           At Camp Jeremiah Johnson next summer we’ll literally behaving a blast!  Our theme will be Soaring to New Heights.  We’ll be focusing on space, space explorers and one of the all-time favorites—building and launching rockets! We’ve opened more days in 2016 to accommodate the […]

sailing academy feature
By Steven Sutherland
Oct 17, 2015

Sailing Academy—Come Sail Away at Scofield Scout Camp

Scofield Scout Camp at Frandsen Scout Ranch launched an exciting new Adventure Track this summer called the Sailing Academy. Adventure Tracks, new in 2015, are two-day experiences that combine technical merit badge requirements with challenging and exciting outdoor activities and team building skills. Adventure Tracks are classified like ski runs—green, blue, and black diamond (e.g., […]

River Rafting feature
By Community Submission
Oct 12, 2015

Scouting High Adventure on the Amtrak Train

It can be hard to keep priest-age youth participating in Scouting. One obvious way is to include high adventure activities that interest the young men. Here’s how our ward created a high adventure tradition that continues to excite and engage our older young men. It has been over ten years now since the Mount Loafer […]

Feature eggs
By Darryl Alder
Sep 19, 2015

Outdoor Breakfasts: Love ’em

For as long as I can recall, both Labor Day and Memorial Day meant breakfast in the mountains. Getting older though, the work on a holiday seems a bit much, so this last Labor Day we stayed home, but still cooked breakfast outdoors. At 4500 feet and a in yard with more than 80 trees, it […]