Category Archives: Events

Upcoming events in the Utah National Parks Council, BSA.

By Madison Austin
Jan 08, 2018

The Dixie Scout Expo: A day of Scout Fun and a Chance to Win a trip to Disneyland

On February 24, 2018, The Dixie Scout Expo will be open for Scouts and families to enjoy.    Visit the Dixie Scout Expo on Feb 24, 2018, at the Dixie Center in St George    Expo Visitor Hours: 9am – 2pm The Dixie Scout Expo is a one-day Scouting event that brings together Scouts and community organizations from throughout […]

By Julia Thompson
Dec 21, 2017

Christmas Gifts For Scouts

Puzzled on what to get your Scout this year for Christmas? Check out some ideas for the perfect present. Christmas Gifts for Scouts Christmas Gifts perfect for the whole family Eric Dowdle Scout Camp Puzzle  Just in time for Christmas, our own Maple Dell Scout Camp will become the face of the season’s best gift to […]

By Kent Hansen
Dec 06, 2017

LDS Area Seventy to speak at University of Scouting

The Utah National Parks Council is pleased to announce that Elder Dale H. Munk, LDS Church Seventy, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s University of Scouting event on February 24, 2018. Elder Munk previously served as a bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president. He graduated from the University […]

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 Darryl Alder
Nov 30, 2017

Scouts Can #LightTheWorld Too

Once again this year the LDS Church is ushering in Christmas with a #LightTheWorld event that fits right in with a Scout’s Duty to God and Daily Good Turn. Each day in December until Christmas we will offer suggestions for your Pack or quorum that aligns with “25 Days, 25 Ways” part of the Church’s initiative.  […]

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 […]

football scout day
By Julia Thompson
Nov 18, 2017

BYU Football Scout Day 2017

Rise and Shout! Football Scout Day 2017 On Saturday, November 18th, Scouts from all over Utah County gathered at Lavell Edwards Football Stadium for Scout Day 2017. They came to watch the Brigham Young University Cougars face off with the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. BYU Football partnered with the Utah National Parks Council to discount tickets […]

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 Utah National Parks Council
Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween from the Utah National Parks Council!

Happy Halloween to all of our Scouts and volunteers! We hope your day is filled with fright and candy. We celebrated this spooky holiday with our traditional soup luncheon and our costume contest to which Gamora (Lee Ferrin) and White Trash (Steve Sutherland) won! Congratulations guys! You definitely earned it. Enjoy the rest of your Halloween […]

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 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 […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Oct 26, 2017

BYU Head Football Coach Kalani Sitake Speaks About Football and Scouting

On Thursday, October 26th, 2017, BYU Head Football Coach, Kilani Sitake, kicked off the Fourth Annual Celebration of Eagles as the keynote speaker. He began with an introduction of three of his current players, Addison Pulsipher, Austin Hoyt and Cody Savage, who are also Eagle Scouts. Coach Sitake gave Pulsipher and Hoyt time to share how Scouting […]

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 Makenzie Wistisen
Oct 09, 2017

Meet This Year’s Distinguished Eagle Scout Recipient: Gary B. Doxey

To be nominated for the Distinguished Eagle Award, past Eagle Scouts are required to have received their Eagle at least 25 years prior and have “received extraordinary, national-level recognition or eminence within their identified field.” They must also exhibit a strong record of community service and family values Gary B. Doxey is a previous recipient […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 05, 2017

BYU Football Scout Day – BYU vs. UMass Nov. 18

Get discounted tickets for the Cougars’ home game November 18, 2017. Anyone who loves Scouting can get BYU Football vs. UMass tickets for $15.00 (regularly @ $35). With every ticket purchased using promo code BYUBSA, BYU will donate $2.50 to help support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. This is a great activity for Scouts, youth groups, […]

By Madison Austin
Sep 28, 2017

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp Make Advancement a Breeze

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp have proved time and time again to be a great atmosphere for Scouts to have fun and pursue advancement. This past weekend, the Porter Rockwell District of the Utah National Parks Council put together and hosted the whole event. It was a great success and we are […]

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 17, 2017

Families Grew Strong at the Partner and Pal Campout

Camp Jeremiah Johnson just hosted its fall Partner and Pal Campout. This event is an overnight camping experience geared towards families that are looking for a good time at camp. Families are invited to come Friday evening and enjoy dinner around the fire and pitch their tents somewhere on the camps property. Then, in the […]

By David Johnson
Sep 16, 2017

Enjoy the Spirit of Thanks by Attending the Community Thanksgiving Expo

Thanksgiving is a time of year to spend with family and close friends: Gathering together for festivities and feasts to appreciate the wonders of giving and being thankful. How is your family celebrating Thanksgiving Day this year? Why not enjoy the spirit of giving at Maple Dell Scout Camp during the first annual Community Thanksgiving […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 15, 2017

Join us for Family Camping 101 at the Orem Scout Shop’s Family Camping Event

Looking to make your family camping trips successful? Well, look no further, because we have got just the day planned for you! On Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Orem Scout Shop will be hosting a Family Camping event. The Scout Shop will provide you with all the gear and […]