Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 08, 2017

Returning to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp after the Brian Head Fire

From the start of the giant Brian Head Fire on Saturday afternoon – June 17th and our evacuation from the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp, we hoped and prayed that the fire would, by some miracle, bypass the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  Like all of the world around us in Southern Utah, we watched the many […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 05, 2017

Thunder Ridge Adventures Continue as we Teleport to Beaver High Adventure Base

MARF!  That is the acronym oft quoted by our Thunder Ridge Camp Director, Nick Hutchinson, to keep us going in spite of the ongoing Thunder Ridge adventures of the summer!  MARF!  That is: “Maintain Absolute Rigid Flexibility”!  And that became our motto at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer.  We have had our challenges, […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 01, 2017

We Have Some Great Young Staffers at Camp Thunder Ridge

It’s summer and in Scouting councils everywhere across America, Boy Scouts are heading up to Scout camps.  Most councils have multiple camps to choose from.  Attending an “organized Scout camp” gives the ultimate in Scouting fun, adventure and good times.  While Scout troops do have a choice as to where they go for summer camp, […]

By Melany Gardner
Jun 29, 2017

Maple Dell Scout Camp Staff Upholds Reputation for Excellence

Maple Dell Scout Camp has always been the flagship camp for the Utah National Parks Council and continues to have a reputation of excellence. Great location, functional facilities, and beautiful waterfront aside, it’s Maple Dell’s staff that always seems to shine. Last week we received several emails from Scoutmasters about their experience at Maple Dell. […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 28, 2017

Our Thunder Ridge Summer Adventure Takes a Turn to Scofield Scout Camp

I have recently blogged about our Camp Thunder Ridge adventures. Thunder Ridge has become more of an adventure that we could have ever imagined.  I blogged of how my wife, Lou, and I were evacuated from Camp Thunder Ridge because of the fire which started last Saturday.  You can read that blog at this link: […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 27, 2017

Experience the Buck Hollow Adventure

Totin’ Chip, Hiking, Stargazing, First Aid, Knots & Lashings, Leave No Trace, Nature, and Orienteering – some of the most exciting Boy Scout Advancements. And they can all be found in the same place at Buck Hollow Scout Ranch.  Buck Hollow Scout Ranch is home to Adventure Park and the Webelos Wilderness Adventure. While paying […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 24, 2017

Fire Around Thunder Ridge Burns on But Camp is Still There

There is still fire in the sky around our Camp Thunder Ridge but the camp is still there.  And for that we can be grateful.  Miracles still do happen and we got one! Fire broke out at Brian Head just below the ski resort.  That was a week ago – on Saturday, June 17. On […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 23, 2017

The Summer’s Best Stake Activity Starts at Scout Camp

This summer, it’s time to get to know your stake a little bit better. And what better way to do that than to enjoy repelling, river rafting, canyoneering, mountain biking and hiking together, as a whole stake? Scout Camps are open for the summer, and they are for more than just Scouts. It’s time to make […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 22, 2017

Building a Better Road to Tifie

I remember when we built a dirt road into Tifie nearly a decade ago, if you could call it a road. Each summer for the last few years I have endured the washboard ride out of camp, and twice got an oil change over it, if you know what I mean. Then there was the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 21, 2017

Utah National Parks Council Grateful for Valiant Efforts of Firefighters to Protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Utah National Parks Council, BSA is grateful for the valiant efforts of firefighters to protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp from the wildfire that started Saturday near Brian Head, UT.  There were no Scouts at the camp when the evacuation notice was in put in […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 20, 2017

Discovering the ‘Simple Bare Necessities’ at Day Camp

It may be new news or old news to know that our founder, Baden-Powell was a big fan of The Jungle Book and created Cub Scouting around the adventures of Mowgli, the man-child. The Porter Rockwell District hosted a day camp called “Jungle Camp” where Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts gathered to learn the ‘bare necessities […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Fire Update for Thunder Ridge Boy Scout Camp

There is Fire in the Sky Above Camp Thunder Ridge Saturday morning, June 17th – dawned a beautiful day.  I had to get up earlier than usual to eat and to be prepared to help our first week troops get checked out of camp.  I went out of my tent and was in total amazement […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Look Out Camp Thunder Ridge, Here Come the Warriors

It was the second night of our first week of camp at Camp Thunder Ridge 2017.  And the scene was a campwide flag ceremony. Troop 26 had volunteered to present the ceremony.   I was their assigned camp commissioner but it was at this flag ceremony that they really got my attention. I knew that they […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 15, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About What’s Happening This Summer At Entrada

The warmth of the red desert surrounds you as you as you pull into camp at Entrada High Adventure Base. It’s 6:30 am and the site is already bustling with life as the staff and campers get ready for a long day of excursions and activities in the Moab Desert. Entrada is special because there […]