Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

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 […]

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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

Take Your First Aid Training to the Next Level: 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 be better prepared […]

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 […]

By Madison Austin
Dec 19, 2018

What you Didn’t Know About Camp Scofield and Why it Should be Your Next Summer Camp Destination

Located only one hour from Utah Valley, Camp Scofield sits at the edge of Scofield reservoir, waiting patiently for summertime when Scouts race to jump in the sailboats, break in the new water toys, and whip out their fishing poles. This high-altitude Scout paradise features access to the largest body of water at any of […]

By Angela Shelley
Dec 08, 2018

Your summer dream job could be with our adventure staff!

Did someone say summer dream job?! Most summer jobs want to keep you inside during the warmest months and most beautiful days, and that sounds terrible. Join our adventure staff at camp so you can spend more time enjoying the summer the way it was meant to be enjoyed: outside! Why work at camp? Besides general awesomeness, there are […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 12, 2018

Fulfill Your Duty to God by Attending the Temple While at Camp

During the October 2018 General Conference, twelve new temples were announced (the most in any conference to date). These twelve bring the total number of temples (built or under construction) to 201 world-wide. How does that affect Scouts who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? A crucial aspect of the Scouting […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 06, 2018

Black Friday Sale for 2019 Scout Camps!

Black Friday deals for Scout camps are here! What savings await you by registering by Black Friday? Black Friday Savings Secure special pricing for our four most popular Scout camps in 2019! In-council units will receive 2018 pricing for 2019, saving $10/Scout! And any out-of-council units that attended our camps in 2018 can secure that […]

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 […]

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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 fires threatened southern Utah County, including Camp Maple Dell. These monstrous fires became the number one priority in the nation, as they burned 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 […]