Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

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 large council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities, enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently exceeded […]

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 […]

new camp dave pack
By Madison Austin
Feb 28, 2018

Community Members Learn About New Camp at Public Forum in Eagle Mountain

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, a public forum was held in Eagle Mountain regarding the plans for the new camp that will be constructed in the area. Members of the Council staff met with community members to share details and answer questions. While the attendees showed a lot of support and enthusiasm, they also brought […]

By Julia Thompson
Feb 13, 2018

Looking for Committee Members for CampMaster Corp at Camp Jeremiah Johnson

Do you love the outdoors? Do you enjoy planning fun activities? Do you LOVE Scouting and have spare time? Well, you are in luck! We are looking for people to be on the CampMaster Corp for Camp Jeremiah Johnson. First of all, what is it? The Campmaster Corp is a committee of Scouters and other […]

winter luau
By Julia Thompson
Feb 10, 2018

How Our Winter Luau Klondike was Foiled by Snow

Hey Utah! Where’s the snow? It is no secret that the weather in Utah this year has been interesting, to say the least. A few early snowstorms and a mostly white Christmas created a vision of days in mittens with hot chocolate and weekends on the slopes. Instead, we have had sunny, short-sleeved days at the park. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 20, 2018

Announcing New Camp Opening in Eagle Mountain

Thanks to a generous donation, the Utah National Parks Council is now home to not twelve, but thirteen camps! We are excited to officially announce this new camp in Eagle Mountain and are anxious to start developing a place where youth, families, and the community take their adventures to the outdoors. The camp will be […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Dec 14, 2017

Program Features: Cooking

Cooking is an important skill when you are camping, but it is also an important skill back home. Unless you want to get by on ramen noodles and fast-food burgers for the rest of your life, cooking is an essential skill that you will always benefit from. This program module for cooking is from the This […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Dec 13, 2017

Scouts say they go to Maple Dell MBA to have fun, not just to earn Merit Badges

Last weekend Scouts had fun enjoying a night of camping in the beautiful and mountainous setting of our Maple Dell Scout camp. Scouts were able to chose between Trail to First Class, where they worked on requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks, or chose to work on earning their Citizenship in the Nation and […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Nov 30, 2017

Program Feature Series: Climbing and Rappelling

In this article we are featuring the program module for climbing and rappelling 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.) Go Vertical! “Your heart fluttering madly, you step gingerly toward the edge of the cliff, sit down on […]