Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

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 […]

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By Maria Milligan
Sep 04, 2015

Turn Your Scouts into Mountain Men with a Fall Rendezvous

For the past several years, Labor Day weekend has found me in Wyoming for the Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous. I’ve been fascinated by mountain men ever since learning about the vital role they played in Utah’s history as a fourth grader. Now, my husband and I and anyone else we can convince to come along spend […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 31, 2015

Gorp has its Day!

Ok, it’s National Trail Mix Day in the USA, but… in New Zealand its called scroggin (Sultanas, Chocolate, Raisins and Other Goody-Goodies Including Nuts) and though city folk call it trail mix, us backcountry hikers know it as gorp. “Gorp?”, you ask and I say yes! In doing a bit of research for this post, I came across a new […]

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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 […]

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 […]