Category Archives: Family Scouting

mental health and the outdoors
By Madison Austin
Mar 15, 2019

The Key to Better Mental Health could be Found in the Great Outdoors

It’s no longer a secret that many people struggle with their mental health and well-being. Over the past decade, there has been a revolution concerning the way we talk about and treat mental illness. Although there is still much work to be done, things that used to be taboo are slowly growing in awareness. And […]

scouting ambassador
By Madison Austin
Mar 05, 2019

Become a Scouting Ambassador Today, Bring Scouting to your Community Tomorrow

Are you looking to bring Scouting to more families in your community? Do you know of any youth who want to continue Scouting after 2019? Or maybe you just know of a local business who would make a great chartered partner. If this sounds like you, or you just want to be involved in making the […]

troop 1458
By Nicole Balmforth
Feb 07, 2019

New Springville Girls Troop Meets for First Time

If you haven’t heard already, the historic Scouts BSA program officially began on February 1st, allowing young women ages 11 to 17 the ability to participate in the program. Many young women are thrilled to join, amongst them are Scouts from Troop 1456 in Springville. On February 1st, Troop 1456, comprised only of females, held their first […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 23, 2019

Why I believe Scouting should be a part of your home-centered learning.

Disclaimer: I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a volunteer for the Utah National Parks Council of the BSA. The following thoughts are based on my personal experience and ideas and in no way express any official position or recommendation of the Utah National Parks Council nor of the Church.  […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 16, 2019

Flip Phone or Smartphone? Why Having a Unit Commissioner is Like Having a Smart Phone

Remember back when…? Remember how you felt when you got your first cell phone? Now you could get and receive phone calls even when you weren’t at home. That was so great – and a little annoying too. And do you remember when your friend, or in my case my husband, got their first smartphone? […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 14, 2019

Get Educated at University of Scouting 2019

Get Educated at the University of Scouting coming up Feb. 23, 2109, from 8 am – 4 pm at 864 W 800 S, Orem, UT. Register at utahscouts.org/uos. The University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy Scout (soon to be Scouts BSA), and Venturing leaders. This one-day training conference is for leaders […]

By Maloree Anderson
Dec 11, 2018

How Scouts can Help “Light the World” Week 2

This Christmas, we are following along with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” movement. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. This movement encourages everyone to follow His example this Christmas and find ways to share our time, love, and […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 03, 2018

Attend the Lehi Commissioner College on January 19th!

Saturday, January 19th in Lehi there will be a College of Commissioner Science (aka Commissioner College) and registration is open now. Why you should attend: Every unit deserves a Unit Commissioner and this may just be the perfect volunteer spot for you. Our council will soon be in need of lots more “New-Unit” Commissioners to […]

By Annaleis Smith
Nov 06, 2018

Cub Scouting is Color Coded

Did you hear?  Cub Scouts is now “color-coded” to make it easier for new (and possibly experienced) Cub Scouting families know which rank wears which uniform etc.  The Cub Scout colors will remain Blue and Gold and the uniform pieces will still be dark blue (or Tan & Kaki for Webelos) but with the new system […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 26, 2018

Commissioner College in St George!

Commissioner College is coming to St George on November 3rd, 2018. If you have not registered yet there is still time. And don’t worry, walk-in registrations are accepted as well. For only $10, you will get a full day of valuable training with great teachers and other Scouters. It’s well worth your time! Register Here […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 09, 2018

Spanish Fork Commissioner College

This Saturday is the Commissioner College in Spanish Fork.  Commissioner College is a great opportunity for Commissioners, or any Scouter for that matter, to learn more about the Commissioner roles. Register Here If your current BSA position has the word “Commissioner” in it, there is training at the college for you. If you are thinking […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 09, 2018

Live YPT in Spanish Fork

An opportunity to attend a live version of the BSA’s updated Youth Protection Training this Saturday, October 13th, in Spanish Fork is being provided by the Black Diamond District. Hopefully, everyone knows the BSA came out with a new version of their mandatory Youth Protection Training back in Feb 2018 and announced that everyone would need to […]

By Angela Shelley
Oct 01, 2018

Are You Scouting For Good Family Frights this Halloween?

Camps aren’t just for Scouts, and Halloween isn’t just for kids! For only two nights in October, Camp Jeremiah Johnson and Camp Maple Dell are getting spooky for your eeeeeerie enjoyment. We have something for everyone! Whether you’re five or 50, you can find something to float your fright this Halloween at our Camps. When […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 20, 2018

Baden Powell Roundtable Sept 29th

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Baden Powell Service Area will sponsor its first Roundtable. It will be held at the UNPC offices in Orem at 10:00 am – anyone is invited to attend. BP Roundtable – download the flyer here to share with others Who/What is the Baden Powell Service Area? As explained in this […]

By Angela Shelley
Sep 19, 2018

October Merit Badge Fest: Merit Badge Adventures at Camp JJ

Camp Jeremiah Johnson is a beautiful camp where troops can enjoy a fall overnighter (or fathers and sons)! Jeremiah Johnson hosts some of the best Scouting experiences, and we invite any and all to attend this special Merit Badge Adventure in October. Bring your Scout and/or troop for a night of camping and an opportunity to […]