Category Archives: Eagle Scout Trail

All about becoming an Eagle Scout.

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 Julia Thompson
May 15, 2019

Pro Rafting Tours with Donny Hazard – Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Sponsor

With the start of the new Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Workshop program, we have had some awesome businesses in our community sponsor some Merit Badge Workshops. Recently, Pro Rafting Tours became a sponsor of the Whitewater and Kayaking Merit Badge. Sign up for one of their rafting Merit Badge Workshops HERE. Who is Pro […]

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 Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 04, 2019

Four Generations of Eagle Scouts

Preston Hyatt – An Eagle Scout, former member of the Young Men General Board, and Chaplain of the 1964 National Jamboree, founded the first Cub Scout pack in Utah County shortly after the LDS church officially adopted the Cub Scouting program. He also contributed to revisiting and rewriting the Explorer Handbook, and was a National […]

By Madison Austin
Oct 19, 2018

Exclusive NESA Event at Adobe Lehi Campus with Hyrum W. Smith – October 26, 2018

Join us for an exclusive leadership and training event on Friday, October 26th at 3 pm to be held at the Adobe Lehi Campus. This event will feature one of the world’s foremost voices in personal and professional development – Hyrum W. Smith, Co-Founder of FranklinCovey. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet with Hyrum […]

Andrew Felsted with badges
By Nicole Balmforth
Oct 15, 2018

Local Eagle Scout Completes Every Merit Badge

On October 10th, Eagle Scout Andrew Felsted was front and center at a Court of Honor held at his home. He was surrounded by friends and family as he was recognized for his many achievements in Scouting. Not only did Andrew achieve his Eagle Scout Award, an impressive feat on its own, he also completed […]

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By Community Submission
Jun 22, 2018

16 Eagles

An Eagle Court of Honor honoring 16 Eagle Scout candidates was held Sunday, March 25, 2018, for the Santa Clara 10th Ward’s BSA Troop 1806. Those young men receiving the Eagle Rank award were: Wyatt Phelps, Caleb Slater, Reese Parkinson, Conner Taylor, Cort Taylor, Brandon Redfearn, Isaac Bloxham, Leo Bloxham, Remington Harris, Tyler Awerkamp, Nate […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 18, 2018

How to Support and Integrate Older Boys in the Troop

Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be no longer be a chartered-partner with the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2020, most LDS units will continue the Scouting experience. That means there is still a need to know how to support and integrate older boys into the troop. So, what are […]

trail to eagle sponsor
By Julia Thompson
Apr 11, 2018

Trail to Eagle Sponsors: Local Companies Help Scouts

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest achievement possible for those in the Scouting program. Only 4% of all Scouts reach this rank. In addition to earning at least 21 merit badges, they must exemplify the Scout Oath and Law and hold positions of leadership. They must also complete a project. While this last piece […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Apr 05, 2018

How to Help Your Scout With the Eagle Project, Without Doing it For Them

Is your Scout about to start on their Eagle project, or already working on it? Congrats! It takes a lot of hard work, patience, and endurance from both the Scout and his parents/family members/ mentors to get to this point. However, some parents or mentors are so excited to have their Scout receive their Eagle that, […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 28, 2018

Making Leadership Positions More Meaningful in LDS Scouting

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re feeling refreshed after a wonderful Sacrament meeting. One of the brothers in the ward just gave a powerful talk about the importance of helping the young men in the ward be successful. This causes you to ponder on your role as the Scoutmaster. You begin thinking about all of the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 13, 2018

BSA Clears Up Misconceptions About Path to Eagle Scout Rank for Utah Scout With Down Syndrome

Updated April 4, 2018 Boy Scouts of America, Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We are inspired by Logan and his family’s commitment to Scouting, and we are so glad he will remain a part of our Scouting community. We appreciate the care taken by the family’s attorney to bring the best outcome for Logan and […]

By Maloree Anderson
Mar 07, 2018

How to Do a Successful Eagle Court of Honor

Once an Eagle Scout successfully completes his Board of Review, he can begin planning and preparing for his Eagle Court of Honor. Courts of Honor can be as casual or formal as the Eagle Scout would like. For example, any where from a backyard BBQ to a dressy ceremony, the Eagle Court of Honor should […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Feb 20, 2018

Sign up your 11-year-old for PIT 21 now!

What is the PIT 21 program? Program PIT 21 is an acronym for People Interested in Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class. PIT 21 is just the older term for Trail to First Class. “The name needed to be changed when the BSA increased the requirements for the rank of Scout significantly and so we started teaching […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 19, 2018

Eagle Scout, Dexter Ellis, Earns All 138 Merit Badges and Much More

Any of the four percent of Scouts who have earned their Eagle Award know that completing all of the requirements necessary is a task that takes years of commitment and sheer willpower— it’s no wonder Scouts commonly (and proudly) admit that earning their Eagle was the hardest thing they have ever done.  But what happens […]

By Community Submission
Nov 10, 2017

What Makes A Boy Want To Be An Eagle Scout?

What makes a boy want to be an Eagle Scout? What is different about a Scout, and especially about an Eagle Scout? Why was the highest order of Scouting named after the emblem of our country, the national bird, THE EAGLE? How an Eagle Scout is Like an Eagle Because the Eagle Scout, and the […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Oct 27, 2017

A Night To Remember: Celebrating Our Eagles

On October 27, 2017 our Distinguished Eagle, Gary Doxey, and all of our attending Outstanding Eagle recipients gathered together at the Provo Marriott Conference Center to be honored by BSA’s Utah National Parks Council. Since receiving their Eagle Scout Award in their youth— some as young as 13, these men have continued to remember, honor […]