Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

By Angela Shelley
Oct 02, 2019

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 […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 30, 2019

Cub Scouts Experienced the Adventure of Scout Camp

Last weekend young, eager Scouts attended Camp Maple Dell‘s Mini Scout Camp Adventure where they got to experience a small taste of what it’s like to go to the Council’s premier week-long, Scout camp. Girls and boys were hands on with shooting sports, rock climbing, arts and crafts and just pure adventure. Check out the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 21, 2019

Youth Conferences, Girls Camp, and More: Outdoor Adventures Waiting to Happen

For years now, many of our outdoor locations have been popular destinations for large youth groups. With trained staff on-hand in case anything goes wrong, high-quality amenities, and exciting activities, you can’t find better locations or prices. Whether you need space to accommodate a small group, like for your ward’s girl’s camp, or you have […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 14, 2019

Missing Girl Found Because of Trained Camp Staff

It was another week of girls camp at Camp Maple Dell. Over the years, many girls camps have been held at Maple Dell, providing adventures and team-building activities for the hundreds of young women and leaders attending. It was just a normal week at camp, until the cry from the church leaders came. Night time […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 01, 2019

Merit Badge Adventures: Earn Merit Badges All Year Long

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round. Merit Badge Adventures are just that: adventures at one of our camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Combine your monthly campout with merit badges – no extra work! Plus, council resources allow for some very […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 17, 2019

The Camping Resources you will Need After 2019

We know, the transition to community-sponsored Scouting seems daunting. But lucky for you, the Council has plenty of resources to help you stay on track. Especially when it comes to camping, you don’t have to start from scratch. Simply reach out to your district executive or the Council Help Desk to start building a program […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 08, 2019

How a Merit Badge Adventure Inspired This Scout

Tyler Phillips was just like any Scout when he traveled to Heber Valley’s Airport, excited for the adventure that lay ahead. What he didn’t know was how his life would take a new direction, filled with new opportunities. Tyler attended one of our Council’s Merit Badge Adventures, specifically the Aviation Merit Badge Adventure. Merit Badge […]

By Angela Shelley
Apr 18, 2019

No Troop? No Problem. Go to Camp as a SOLO SCOUT!

Why Solo Scout? Do you know a Scout who has a conflict with the troop’s camp dates? Maybe the troop isn’t going to Scout Camp at all this summer. Perhaps the Scout wants to experience a different camp or connect with new Scouts. It could be that your Scout wants a little extra adventure this […]

By Maloree Anderson
Apr 10, 2019

Rafting, Rapids, & Relaxing: What are you doing with your Scouts this summer?

It’s hard to imagine what a river rafting experience is like until you go on one. They create life-long bonds and lasting memories for Scouts and their troops. Take awe in God’s country and be inspired as you float through a deep canyon, a wilderness that is inaccessible without your raft and the river. Prepare […]

Ashley national forest at bacon memorial park
By Madison Austin
Mar 22, 2019

Experience Adventure at Bacon Memorial Park

Bacon Memorial Park sits in a small, quiet meadow near the Uintah Mountains, within minutes of hiking trails and picturesque mountains. One of the many shining outdoor recreation areas found within Uintah County, Bacon Memorial Park is a base camp to the best adventures in eastern Utah.  Uintah County is home to diverse outdoor recreation […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 10, 2019

Unplug and Bond: Enjoy your Outdoorsy Family Retreat at Camp

Family reunions are increasingly important as family members move away and pursue different interests. Finding a location that can accommodate your whole family and that offers activities within or around the area can be challenging. We’ve got just what you are searching for! Our camps numerous campsites are perfect for your outdoorsy family retreat and are […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 01, 2019

Three Scenic Outdoor Wedding Venues for Adventurous Couples

If you are in the process of planning a wedding, you probably know how difficult it can be to find the perfect venue that has all of the features you need and a beautiful view but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. If you are on the hunt for a venue for an upcoming […]

By Maloree Anderson
Feb 19, 2019

Experience Adventure at Zion Base Camp

Have you ever wanted to experience Zion National Park? Or gaze upon the beauty of the Grand Canyon? What about taking your land and water toys to play at Sand Hollow State Park? Now’s your chance to do it all by staying at Zion Base Camp! Zion Base Camp, located near St. George, Utah, is […]

By Angela Shelley
Feb 14, 2019

Wilderness First Aid and Other Outdoor Trainings Coming to You

Wilderness First Aid If you’ve ever experienced waiting for first responders and getting someone the medical care they need, you know how crucial (and slow) that time can be. When modern resources aren’t readily available, those critical moments can stretch to hours, and sometimes days. However, you can have more confidence in these moments and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 10, 2019

BYU’s Adventure for Youth (AFY) Program Coming to Moab Base Camp this Summer!

This summer, BYU’s Adventure for Youth (AFY) program will be coming to our very own Moab Base Camp! Participate in breathtaking recreational activities and build your testimony all in one place. Register for AFY 2019 Here What is Adventure for Youth? AFY is very similar to a program you may already be familiar with – BYU’s […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Feb 08, 2019

Experience Adventure at Camp Maple Dell

If you have ever faced the camping crowds during holiday weekends or have had trouble booking a campsite at the last minute, we are here to help. In this article, you’ll learn about our popular and conveniently located Camp Maple Dell and how you can camp there year-round. Located just up Payson Canyon (Payson, UT) […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 18, 2019

The Summer’s BEST Adventures Start at Camp

Are you ready to own the adventure this summer? Because now is the time! The Utah National Parks Council, BSA offers a wide variety of camping experiences for packs, troops, church youth groups, young women camps and anyone else! Own the Adventure today and register! There are about a dozen camps for you to choose […]

By Nicole Balmforth
Jan 15, 2019

New Year Means New Adventures Await

As 2019 begins, we know you’re seeking out new adventures to help make this year one for the books. Well, here at the Utah National Parks Council we definitely have something for everyone. We’d like to help you get started in planning your year by discussing what’s to come for 2019. The opportunities are endless with summer […]