Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2017

Do You Need an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills?

Nearly every Scouter in the Council has some training in Scouting and now, with the new online courses at my.Scouting.org training has become a breeze. However, the capstone to basic training, is NorthStar or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. This course is only taught well… outdoors.  In order to be considered “trained,” along with Scoutmaster Specific Training, […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 21, 2017

Scouts Soar High During Aviation Adventure

The Wasatch District hosted an Aviation Merit Badge Adventure last Saturday at the Heber Municipal Airport. Scouts trickled in Friday evening prepping themselves for the adventure. As classes started the Scouts got a surprise when a medical chopper touched down right outside the building and boys got to explore and ask questions about the helicopter. Soon […]

By Ryan Bertram
Aug 19, 2017

Got Moab? Experience UEA Fall Break at Entrada High-Adventure Base

UEA fall break, Oct. 19-21, is the perfect time to head to Entrada High Adventure Base near Moab, Utah for a weekend of high adventure activities for a couple of reasons. One reason is for the moderate weather conditions in beautiful red rock country, and two for a discounted biking course through dinosaur country…and why […]

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By Kevin Hunt
Aug 16, 2017

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp 2017 Became One Adventure After Another

It was the privilege of Lou (my wife) and me to serve this summer on staff at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  We were both commissioners who served the troops, leaders, and Scouts who came to the camp.  We are from Mesa, Arizona but to get out of the scorching heat – and to help […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 14, 2017

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 […]

By Kevin Hunt
Aug 05, 2017

Troop 605 Came to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Going Forward and Full Steam Ahead

Troop 605 of Richfield, Utah came to our Thunder Ridge Scout Camp with the attitude of “going forward and full steam ahead.” I knew that they were going to be impressive as they first arrived at the troop check-in canopy. All fourteen boys came dressed alike in their “Class B” uniforms – with their tan […]

By Ann Shumway
Aug 04, 2017

Family Fun at the Partner & Pal Campout

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 8-9 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 Katie Morrell
Aug 03, 2017

Crossing Countries and Cultures: Chinese Families Visit Tifie Scout Camp

Scouting unites youth across the entire globe by giving them a common goal, personal development. Scouts in every country wear the purple world crest, an emblem of unity and a symbol that no matter the location, Scouting is a worldwide brotherhood.  This week at Tifie Scout Camp, Scouters were reminded of this sacred bond by […]

By Madison Austin
Aug 02, 2017

These Awesome Drone Shots Let You Take a Trip to Beaver High Adventure Base Without Ever Leaving Your House

Tall, green trees shrink beneath you. The mountainous horizon extends in front. Tiny, ant-sized deer graze below. This is the view you get while flying over Beaver High Adventure Base. And you don’t have to rent your own helicopter to visit Beaver from the air. Aaron Baker, a staff member at Beaver High Adventure Base, took […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 28, 2017

Beaver High Adventure Base’s Best Kept Secrets

If you haven’t been to Beaver High Adventure Base, then I am sorry. It truly is an alpine paradise tucked away, high within Fishlake National Forest. I had the great opportunity to visit camp up at Beaver last week. Luckily, I made it in time, as it was the last day of their last week […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 27, 2017

A Big Thunder Ridge Thank You

As hot embers rained down over their heads, firefighters at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp worked tirelessly to keep our camp safe.  The saga of the Thunder Ridge has been a long and often worrisome one. After countless days of fire rescue and recovery, the fire surrounding the camp went out and Thunder Ridge was left standing.  Those […]

By Katie Morrell
Jul 26, 2017

The Sun Sets on a New Week: Returning to Tifie Scout Camp on Sunday Evenings

The bridge is the first sign that we are almost back.  It is one of those bridges that somehow seems older than the land surrounding it.  Sometimes I wonder what came first, Tifie Scout Camp or the bridge.  My guess would be the bridge. The bridge is the welcome mat of Tifie and stands at […]

By Bryan Wendell
Jul 24, 2017

Camping Changes for 2nd and 1st Class

Since Lord Baden-Powell’s first campout on Brownsea Island, the outdoors has been an important part of Scouting. Fun things happen on campouts, and they can be a place where advancement occurs. However because LDS eleven-year-old Scouts may participate in only three one-night camps a year, these Scouts can only advance to the Second Class Rank. […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 21, 2017

Army Veteran Comes to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Despite Physical Challenges

It was a Monday morning and time to check in the new troops coming to the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp (displaced at the Beaver High Adventure Base following the Brian Head fire) for the next week.  Our Thunder Ridge Camp Staff was all gathered with me at the check-in tent.  We had checked in several […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 18, 2017

Homeless Thunder Ridge Takes Road Trip to Tushar Lakeside

Yes, it’s true!  The Thunder Ridge Scout Camp is homeless this season – but the show must go on!  And what a show it has been.  And though homeless, the Thunder Ridge staff staged a great adventure at a new home.  Home for our fourth week of camp became the Tushar Lakeside Campground located about […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 17, 2017

Camp Chefs, Food, Kitchens can Make or Break any Scout Camp

No matter where the Scout camp, it is the camp chefs, food, and kitchen that can make or break any Scout Camp.  It seems that everything revolves around food.  Food … Glorious food!  (Oliver!)  It is always the food that brings people together.  If the food is lousy, late or too scimpy, then morale drops.  […]