Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

Feature DUtch oven
By Community Submission
Jul 25, 2015

“We want some Lunch!”

Be sure to check out my other posts:  Scout’s Guide to Beginning Dutch Oven Cooking,  Cleaning a Dutch Oven, and What’s for Breakfast It has to be quick, and the patrol has to want to eat it.  The Dutch Oven is not an oft-used appliance for most Scouts’ lunch preparation, but here are some recipes for […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 24, 2015

A Pioneer Among Scouting’s Pioneers

The early days of Scouting were shaped by a group of pioneers: Baden Powell, of course, with British Scouting;  William D Boyce, as the man who brought Scouting to America; Ernest Thompson Seaton, who merged his Woodcraft Indians with BSA; James E West, whose fortitude and persistence merged many youth groups into a unified BSA and Daniel Carter […]

Special needs feature
By Community Submission
Jul 21, 2015

Special Needs Day at JJ

For the past five years, Camp Jeremiah Johnson has held a Special Needs Day.  This day is set aside for youth with special needs of any kind starting at age 8 to come to camp and participate in all that Camp Jeremiah Johnson has to offer. Class sizes are small which allows the campers to […]

Eccles Nature Center Cover
By Maria Milligan
Jul 18, 2015

Eccles Nature Center Makes Conservation Cool

If you have been to Camp Maple Dell in the past year, you may have noticed that the Nature area has had quite the makeover. I had heard from Camp Director Dave Johnson about all the excitement  from the new nature center, built thanks to a donation from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, […]

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By Community Submission
Jul 18, 2015

“What’s for Breakfast?”

(This is part three in a six part series) Just in time for your Troop’s Pioneer Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A long day of hiking or camp activities must be started with a meal that “sticks to your ribs.” Here are a few ideas for using […]

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By Adrian
Jul 16, 2015

Ideas to “Spice” Up Your Campouts

I think just about everyone can agree that one of the big things that attracts and keeps Scouts in Scouting is the camping experience.  We are always competing for the boys time and attention with sports programs and other non-Scouting activities, so it is important that we try to do everything we can to make […]

Frandsen Feature
By Scott Major
Jul 15, 2015

Scofield Scout Camp, an Adventure Just Waiting for You!

When you hear the name Scofield Scout Camp what do you think of? Brotherhood? Adventure? Fun? Scofield is a place of opportunity for Scouts to be themselves, to make memories, and to have fun. Justin, one of our staff members this summer has this to say: Scofield isn’t about merit badges, it’s about the memories […]

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By Community Submission
Jul 11, 2015

Cleaning a Dutch Oven

(This is part two in a six part series) Scouts Guide to Beginnng  Dutch Oven Cooking Cleaning a Dutch Oven What’s for Breakfast What’s for Lunch What’s for Dinner What’s for Desert The easiest way to clean a Dutch Oven is to not get it dirty to begin with. If possible, even when food is cooked […]

Entrada High Adventure
By Darryl Alder
Jul 02, 2015

High Adventure—the Soul of Varsity Scouting

  Varsity Scout programs are built around five fields of emphasis, but none is more important than the high-adventure/sports field. High Adventure activities spark interest in Varsity Scouts and challenges boys physically. These are activities that hook your youth and keep them active in your team. Through the efforts of the program manager and adult advisers, […]

Lightning above hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
By Boy Scouts of America
Jun 17, 2015

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2015

When thunder roars, go indoors! That’s advice from the National Weather Service. Contrary to some textbooks, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity. What he did discover is that lightning contains static electricity. And he was very lucky that he wasn’t electrocuted during this discovery. For information on Franklin’s experiment, check out the story at www.codecheck.com . According to the National […]

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By Stan Lockhart
Jun 15, 2015

Meeting the Needs of the Chartered Partner

About two years ago Research Emotion Design (RED) did a survey of our chartered partners to measure their satisfaction with Utah National Parks Council (UNPC). We found that we could do more to help our chartered partners. The results were a renewed focus on serving our customers and a change to who can use our Scout […]

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By Bob Gowans
Jun 13, 2015

Introducing the Liahona Compass Award

Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Liahona Compass Award at summer Scout camp this year and in 2016. Recalling the “round ball of curious workmanship” given to Lehi and his family by God to direct them in the wilderness, the Liahona Compass Award directs Scouts to ponder on the decisions they make today that […]

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By Stan Lockhart
Jun 12, 2015

Help Improve Our Scout Camps

You may have noticed that Utah National Parks Council is aggressively making improvements to our Scout camps. Both Maple Dell and Tifie Scout Camps have new amenities from COPE courses to climbing walls to waterfront wipeout gear to pavilions. Soon there will be a zip line at Maple Dell Scout Camp. We are also building new amenities […]