Category Archives: Camping

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By Bob Gowans
Jan 24, 2015

Early Bird Camp Discount Deadline Nears

It’s almost past time to get that early discount at a Utah National Parks Council Summer Camp. Register before January 31st and receive a per person discount on the camp fees. Spaces in the camps are filling up so its time to make that choice and get your reservation made. Scofield Scout Camp at Frandsen […]

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By Ann Shumway
Jan 18, 2015

How Serving on Camp Staff Prepared Me for My Mission

On Christmas Day there’s nothing a missionary mom looks forward to more than the call from their missionary serving somewhere throughout the world.  I was no exception.  My son Nicholas, who is serving in El Salvador must have been excited to talk to the family as well since his call came in at 7:00 am. […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Jan 17, 2015

Adventure Tracks? I’m Confused

We wrote this letter to a mom who had questions about our adventure tracks at camps this summer: January 12, 2015 Hi Natalie, We are implementing a new series of high adventure tracks at Tifie this year. Green, Blue, and Black Diamond (representing greater levels of adventure and challenge). We are planning on having these […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jan 15, 2015

Los Scouts no solo construyen fogatas, sino algo más

¿Si tuviera la oportunidad de escoger algún programa extracurricular para mis hijos, que respetara sus creencias religiosas, que le permitieran desarrollara su carácter y su forma de ser; que vivieran y respetaran las leyes de nuestra sociedad incluyendo que las actividades sean físicas y mentalmente sanas? “Sin duda pensaría en el escultismo” Cada generación es […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Jan 13, 2015

Summer Camp Employment Opportunities

We’re looking for a few good men (and women)… who have the desire, commitment and maturity to lead and teach others! Come and have the time of your life: get paid, eat well, sleep comfortably, make new friends, and experience extraordinary adventure, all while working in the great outdoors.  Lead and teach others, as well […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 12, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

We have been working on some exciting improvements in Council camps this summer. We want to give you an update on our construction projects, all of which are on schedule to be completed by May 15th, just in time for our summer camp season. Tifie’s Center for Enterprise, when completed, will be a learning center […]

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By Ken Cluff
Jan 10, 2015

All of the Wild: Winter Camping

Exploring the wilderness in winter is a wonderful experience. You are far from the crowds, in a hushed tranquil world of white. Whether gliding through a forest of pine trees on cross-country skis or hiking up a ridge on snowshoes, winter can be a spectacular time of year.  Until you’ve experienced a perfect sunlit morning […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jan 09, 2015

Resources for Crews

These tools will make it easier to create newsletters, revise calendars, keep youth members and families informed, and help youth members manage the crew more effectively and efficiently. Activity Interest Survey  Use this survey to help develop the crew’s anual program plan of activities. Activity Planner Sheet This tool comes in handy for planning a […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 07, 2015

What is the Order of the Arrow?

As we begin to commemorate 100 years of Arrowmen Service, we pause to offer these facts: What is the Order of the Arrow? The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. Purpose The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold: To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath […]

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By Harold Jepsen
Jan 02, 2015

Gotta Go! 2017 National Jamboree

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council will send 600 participants on the National Jamboree & Tour experience.  Applications may be submitted at utahscouts.org/jamboree beginning January of 2015. You Gotta Go! National Jamboree & Tour Experience 2013 After an eighteen month journey developing four patrols and leadership corps, it was finally the day we had […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 31, 2014

​Boy Scouts Made Me The Man I Am Today, Here’s How

In this sixth day of Kwanzaa, our focus is creativity (in Swahili it is Kuumba), but is explained this way: To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. So a while back I read this blog post by […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 30, 2014

A Bicycle—Device with Purpose

This Scoutmaster’s Minute, “A Bicycle,” helps us understand the meaning of purpose, the fifth day of Kwanzaa (Nia): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Have you ever thought about how a bicycle works? Most of us just hop on […]

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By Scouting Magazine
Dec 29, 2014

Sustainability Merit Badge—a Greener Path to Eagle

Goal Zero, the leader in portable solar power, is our Council’s exclusive Sustainability Merit Badge sponsor and offers BSA grants nationwide for renewable energy projects. JUST AFTER JON HARMON GRADUATED from high school, the Eagle Scout from Portola Valley, California, started acting a little strange around the house. “He was chasing us around turning the water off […]

Search and Rescue is one of Scouting's newest merit badges
By David Johnson
Dec 27, 2014

Mock Disaster Exercise

NEWS FLASH: April 11, 2015 Planes Crash: Maple Dell Scout Camp Needs Your Help! There has been a terrorist attack, and ten planes have crashed on Maple Dell Scout Camp property. We need to find them and rescue the passengers. Maple Dell Scout Camp, in partnership with Utah County Search and Rescue, is excited to announce […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 23, 2014

2016 Northern Tier Lottery Details

Northern Tier will offer a lottery for reservations for the 2016 summer season and 2015-2016 Okpik season. The registration for the lottery will be open from Tuesday January 6, 2015 until Friday January 9, 2015. Entry in the lottery is by telephone only. All requests must come in to 218.365.4811. Phones will be open from […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 22, 2014

Get ready for Spring and Summer climbing trips!

BSA Level 1 and 2 climbing class will be held on Thursday, January 7th–Friday 8th (7pm–10pm) and Saturday 9th, (9am–4pm) at the Orem Service Center, 748 No 1340 West in Orem (just east of the DMV) The course continues at the Quarry, 2494 North University Parkway, in Provo, Thursday,  January 15th, (7pm–10pm) and Saturday, 17th (9am–4pm).  There will be an […]