Category Archives: From the Scout Staff

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 01, 2014

Paul Clyde Receives Silver Antelope

At the Western Region Annual Meeting, May 23, 2014, Paul Clyde was presented the Silver Antelope, the region’s highest honor.  The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the territory under the jurisdiction of the Western Region and is conferred by the National Court of Honor of the [...]

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By Clint Lawton
May 26, 2014

It’s Not About Rock Climbing…

Imagine yourself overlooking a vast expanse of the Arizona desert, standing on the top of a sheer cliff, 200 feet above a rocky gorge below. You peer over the edge and your heart skips a beat. Beside you are some of your closest friends, encouraging you to step to the edge of this rocky cliff [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 23, 2014

Utah National Parks Council Blog wins award from National BSA

The Utah National Parks Council was awarded Judges Choice for Best Newsletter during the Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The honor was awarded for exceptional planning, creativity, attention to detail, and alignment with national brand standards. Michael Ramsey, National Marketing/Brand Director for BSA, explained, “a panel of fifteen independent, non-scouter [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
May 22, 2014

Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates announced as National President of the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council today elected Dr. Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence, as the organization’s national president. In this volunteer role, Dr. Gates will lead the National Executive Board, which guides the Boy Scouts of America as it serves 2.5 million youth members, [...]

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By Bob Gowans
May 07, 2014

LDS Stake Encampment at Council Properties

In cooperation with the Utah National Parks Council, your Stake can organize an encampment to help fulfill your own Priesthood purposes by leveraging the program expertise and safety features offered through the Councils camps.  This will also relieve any “undue burdens” that are often placed on leaders to organize these camps.  This method will assist [...]

By Emily McRae
Apr 30, 2014

Shooting Clays Classic, FUNdraising.

I was fortunate enough to participate in a class Fall Semester at BYU on the Joys of Fundraising.  I thought, what an oxymoron.  I was under the impression that joy and fundraising have never been used in the same sentence by anyone.  Ever.  But as I sat through this class week after week, I began [...]

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By Clint Lawton
Apr 28, 2014

Corporate Derby

Our Corporate Pinewood Derby fundraiser was a great success!  We had over 40 businesses come out to race pinewood derby cars for a chance to win a REAL CAR from our main sponsor, the Stephen Wade Auto Center. Over $15,000 was raised to help local Scouts and leaders do what they need to do to become the people they are [...]

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By Ali Mohammed
Apr 22, 2014

Get Ready for Camp!

When I was twelve, there was never a time I did not want to go to the mall with my mom. That was because ZCMI carried all the Scout Stuff a young Scout could dream of. Mom was busy with dresses or unmentionables and I was in kid heaven. There were axes and knives, compasses [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 21, 2014

Coyote Gulch—An Adventure to remember

By the way, we didn’t take our cameras on our trip, so these pictures are all borrowed from other adventurers who have gone there too. Let that be a lesson: never leave the camera behind! A few years back, while living in Richfield UT, our Varsity Scouts and Venturers (back then called Explorers), hatched an [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 03, 2014

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. The Scouting program itself, activities Scouts participate in on [...]

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By David Johnson
Jan 31, 2014

New Activities at Maple Dell Scout Camp

Excitement, fun and high adventure is just down the road! Come to Maple Dell Scout Camp this summer and discover the incredibly fun new activities and new merit badges added this year!  In the past we’ve added something new to our program each year, but we’ve really outdone ourselves this time! Already announced is the [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 22, 2013

With Grateful Hearts, We Thank You

Our hearts are full this Thanksgiving, remembering our blessings and how grateful we are for your support. To all the parents and families who support their sons and Scouts, thank you. There are a lot of good things that compete for your time, and yet you take the time to encourage your youth to participate [...]

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By Liz Merrell
Nov 08, 2013

Help a Scout and Market Your Business With a Merit Badge Sponsorship

Help Our Boys and Market Your Business! Cause-related marketing helps companies align products or services to charity for mutual profit. Research from Inc. shows consumers are 79% more apt to switch brands or pick brands if a good cause is attached. And nine out of ten people in Utah have a direct relationship to Scouting. [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2013

BYU Football Boy Scout Day – BYU Vs. Idaho State Nov. 16

It’s Boy Scout Day at LaVell Edwards Stadium November 16, 2013. Anyone who loves Scouting gets BYU Football Vs. Idaho State tickets for just $12.50 and $2.50 goes to support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. Get tickets for your troop today! Follow the directions below to receive your discounted tickets. Scouts are encouraged [...]