Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

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 […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 29, 2017

Are You Making Your 2018 Summer Camp Plans?

Now is the time to be making summer camp plans. There are great opportunities ahead for all youth to participate in. The Utah National Parks Council offers a wide variety of camping experiences for Pack, Troops, Church youth groups, Young Women camps and just about anything you can conceive. Click here to sign up for your […]

By David Johnson
Nov 22, 2017

Special Merit Badge Adventure at Maple Dell Scout Camp

We are pleased to announce that Maple Dell Scout Camp will be holding a Special Merit Badge Adventure on December 8-9, 2017 at Maple Dell. Bring your Scout unit for a night of camping and post-summer opportunities to earn merit badges and rank requirements in the beautiful, mountainous setting of Maple Dell Scout Camp. This […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 14, 2017

Food, Zip Lines, and Shooting; How Families Gave Thanks at the Community Thanksgiving Expo

The Thanksgiving Holiday is more than just good food and being grateful. It is a time where family and friends can get together to appreciate each other’s company. Maple Dell Scout Camp’s Community Thanksgiving Expo was the ideal place to gather and simply have fun. It was an attractive day to be in the canyon. […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 11, 2017

Scouts Discovered Ecosystems During ‘Scout Night’ at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The earth’s ecosystems are mysterious and fascinating. Each individual environment is uniquely developed into its own little, functioning world. Scouts had a chance to discover, learn, and explore a few of these extraordinary systems during Loveland Living Planet Aquarium‘s “Scout Night.” “Scout Night” at the Aquarium includes admission, hands-on activities, mini classes, and more. Scouts […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Nov 02, 2017

Program Feature: Backpacking

  In this article we are featuring the program module for backpacking 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.) The World at Your Feet “Many people today never stray far from a warm bed, a cozy bathroom, and […]

By Maloree Anderson
Oct 28, 2017

A Hauntingly Good Time at Camp

Halloween is the best time of the year, there is no doubt about it. It’s the only time of year where it is acceptable to dress up and eat as much candy as you possibly can. Parties, haunted houses, pumpkin carving; um, yes! That’s why when I was assigned to report on the two Halloween […]

By Julia Thompson
Oct 25, 2017

Construction Update Fall 2017: Recent Changes at Council Camps

Construction Update:   Camps are over, and winter is coming. That means our rangers and construction crews are hard at work to beat the snow. They are making great progress. These projects are adding new activities and improving infrastructure. Here is what is happening at your favorite council camps: Maple Dell Scout Camp A lot […]

By Maloree Anderson
Oct 23, 2017

GIRLS ONLY! Klondike Derby Adventure at Maple Dell Scout Camp

Klondikes aren’t new to Scouting. In fact, it’s been a fun, chilly adventure that Scouts have been participating in for years. But, in 2018, Maple Dell Scout Camp will be hosting an all girls 2018 Klondike Derby Adventure. Young women, ages 12-18, are invited to spend the weekend at camp and participate in some of […]

By Darryl Alder
Oct 21, 2017

Where to Go Camping: Hailstone Campground at Jordanelle State Park

Last weekend I went camping with Troop 592. I am their committee chairman and the Scoutmaster needed me to make his leadership 2-deep, but this was no inconvenience. I love camping and I wanted to share this location with our readers any way. The only drawback was the weather report—it predicted snow, but it was 62°F […]

By Darryl Alder
Oct 15, 2017

Wind, Fire and God

Friday night our campout was more than chilly; it was downright cold, but I didn’t say much as we had two new Scouts with us and the campfire was warm.  Our Scoutmaster, Matt Johnson, had asked for help during the week with two-deep leadership. I was more than happy to go camping, but the weather […]