Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

By Madison Austin
Oct 15, 2018

Get Prepared to Camp at the Family Camping 101 Event

Join us at the Orem Scout Shop on October 20th to get prepared for all your family camping adventures. Ask questions about camping, gear, cooking, the outdoors, etc. The Scout Shop will be prepared to help you with all of your camping needs. Set up a tent before you buy it, take out the sleeping […]

boy scouts of america and temple
By Nicole Balmforth
Oct 08, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Remain Involved in Camping

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been with the Boy Scouts of America for over 100 years. In that time, with Scouting as the activity arm of Young Men programs in the Church, camping has been a major part of youth experiences. Scouting emphasizes the value in outdoor experiences and generations of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 05, 2018

Camp Maple Dell Safe: Thank You Firefighters!

In early September the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fire threatened southern Utah County including Camp Maple Dell. These monstrous fires became the number one priority in the nation, burning over 120,000 thousand acres combined. Camp Maple Dell was directly in the fires’ way but remarkably no damage was done. Camp Maple Dell’s Director spoke […]

By Angela Shelley
Oct 01, 2018

Are You Scouting For Good Family Frights this Halloween?

Camps aren’t just for Scouts, and Halloween isn’t just for kids! For only two nights in October, Camp Jeremiah Johnson and Camp Maple Dell are getting spooky for your eeeeeerie enjoyment. We have something for everyone! Whether you’re five or 50, you can find something to float your fright this Halloween at our Camps. When […]

girls at girls camp
By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 28, 2018

Girls Camp at Maple Dell: Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

In July, Camp Maple Dell hosted a girls camp for girls to enjoy the great outdoors and the many activities that come with it. The young women who came to camp said they were all excited to learn and to explore. The different activities and skills these girls learned and the people they met will have […]

By Angela Shelley
Sep 19, 2018

October Merit Badge Fest: Merit Badge Adventures at Camp JJ

Camp Jeremiah Johnson is a beautiful camp where troops can enjoy a fall overnighter (or fathers and sons)! Jeremiah Johnson hosts some of the best Scouting experiences, and we invite any and all to attend this special Merit Badge Adventure in October. Bring your Scout and/or troop for a night of camping and an opportunity to […]

family scouting
By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 13, 2018

Family Scouting: Fun for the Entire Family

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. “The BSA believes we owe it to families to structure our program offerings in a way that fits into their busy lives to deliver character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises.” Thus, Family Scouting was introduced. The new Family Scouting program benefits families because […]

By Ann Shumway
Aug 08, 2018

Family Camping: Fall Partner & Pal Campout

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 7-8 at Camp Jeremiah Johnson for the Partner and Pal Campout. Register for this event here! Parents and children will participate together in boats, archery, shooting BB guns, fishing, and climbing a bouldering wall. You will […]

By Community Submission
Aug 01, 2018

Take Your Next Outing to Guard Quarters – A Hidden National Historic Place

Approximately 3.75 miles up Provo Canyon lay Guard Quarters (a little known and hidden National Historic place). The Guard Quarters in Provo Canyon was one of three fortifications built in Utah during what was called the “Utah War”, a bloodless conflict between the United States Government and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 28, 2018

Work Towards Your Eagle Year-round by Attending Merit Badge Adventures!

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round! Merit Badge Adventures is just that, a Friday through Saturday adventure at one of our Scout camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Troops can now combine their monthly campout with merit badge work – no […]

donor day
By Julia Thompson
Jun 28, 2018

Donor Day 2018 at Maple Dell Scout Camp

The Utah National Parks Council is so grateful for our donors. To show our thanks, we host an annual Donor Day at Maple Dell Scout Camp. This year’s event took place on June 19th. The donors had an immersive experience and were able to see the what Scout camp is like first hand. Donor Day […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 08, 2018

Introducing the 2018 Religious Award: Title of Liberty

“The Scout in his promise undertakes to do his duty to his king and country only in the second place. His first duty is to God. There is a higher mission before us, namely the promotion of the kingdom of God. That is the rule of peace and goodwill on earth.” – Lord Baden-Powell A […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council Committed to Serving LDS Youth and Future Community Partners

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announced that beginning in 2020, the Church will no longer charter Scouting units because they will be launching a new program that meets the needs of their increasingly global membership. […]

service day
By Julia Thompson
Apr 18, 2018

Service Day at Camp Eagle Mountain, Utah’s Newest Camp

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, hundreds gathered to volunteer in a service day at the Utah National Parks Council’s newest camp in Eagle Mountain. Service Day Volunteers reported for service day duty at 9 a.m. with shovels in hand. The sunny day with a light breeze was good for hard labor. Various groups of all […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently […]

outdoor ethics
By Community Submission
Mar 24, 2018

How to Practice Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics When Camping

As Scouters, it is our duty to understand the current BSA Outdoor Ethics guidelines. It is important to not only know but take to heart these principles. Mike Hall, for the Orem District Newsletter, has outlined The BSA Outdoor Ethics guidelines here, which include three key outdoor doctrines: 1) The Outdoor Code 2) Tread Lightly […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 22, 2018

Program Feature Series: Wilderness Survival

In this article we are featuring the program module for wilderness survival from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) What Will You Do Now? “Scouting teaches you to be prepared. When you go on outings, you take along […]

camp love
By Julia Thompson
Mar 16, 2018

Camp Love: Finding Forever at Beaver High Adventure Base

Camp Love When Kayla and James first met in 2012 at Beaver High Adventure Base, love was the furthest thing from their minds. They became friends but thought nothing of it. Now, almost six years later, they are a story of camp love, to be married in May. Kayla and James Kayla is a college […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Pioneering

In this article we are featuring the program module for pioneering from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Outdoor Fun that is Timeless! “Like always, the majority of today’s Scouts love the kind of woodsy activities that provide outdoor […]

girls klondike
By Julia Thompson
Mar 03, 2018

First All Girls Klondike

Klondikes aren’t anything new. In fact, it’s been an icy adventure that Scouts have been competing in for years. But, today, March 3, 2018, marks the first annual All Girls Klondike Derby. Young women, ages 12-18, were invited to the Klondike to participate in some of the most thrilling and unique activities a girl could ask […]