Category Archives: From the Scout Staff

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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 [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Oct 09, 2013

Tom Harrington Visits the Utah National Parks Council

Tom Harrington, Boy Scouts of America Western Regional Director, visited the Utah National Parks Council Tuesday with a reminder to the council of whom we ultimately need to serve – our young boys. “As a council we cannot forget why we’re doing this work,” Harrington said. Harrington began Scouting as a Cub Scout when he [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Sep 30, 2013

Chris Hunt, Author of “Guide to Advancement,” Coming to Utah National Parks Council

Are you a Scout mom frustrated by trying to understand what your Scout needs to do to advance and achieve his goals in Scouting? Or a professional wanting to know how to counsel and respond to questions about advancement. Chris Hunt from the National Advancement Team & author of the National Boy Scouts of America, [...]

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By Mat Greenfield
Sep 06, 2013

Playing Games with a Purpose

Last week I was teaching the second module of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) to Troop 1186 in Cedar Hills, Utah. We had talked about the importance of communication in leadership, and had played a couple of games to illustrate some of the concepts.  I glanced down at my watch, and I had [...]

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By Community Submission
Jul 12, 2013

Counselor in Training, Bruce H. Rhiddlehoover, Dies in Accident at Tifie Scout Camp

Bruce H. Rhiddlehoover, 1998 ~ 2013 Fourteen year-old Bruce Rhiddlehoover, known affectionately as “Rocky” to family and countless friends, was tragically killed on July 9, 2013 at a Boy Scout camp in Sanpete County while engaged in one of his favorite pursuits: unselfishly providing service to others. Rocky was born to Janice Lee Henry Rhiddlehoover [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Jul 11, 2013

Camp Tifie: Council Statement

The staff, Scouts, leaders and volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America – Utah National Parks Council are at this time deeply saddened by the loss of a 14-year-old boy participating as a volunteer in the Counselor in Training (CIT) program at Tifie Scout Camp Tuesday evening due to a tragic accident. The young man, whose [...]

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By Liz Merrell
Jul 05, 2013

Scout Telescope and Weather Station

On a dark night, the naked eye can see between 1,000 and 1,500 stars. This mysterious, endless vision of stars, constellations, planets and matter inspires intellectual curiosity. The Boy Scout STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program helps Scouts explore the night skies while developing skills to adapt to a changing educational environment and competitive job [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Jul 02, 2013

Being a Spark in a Boy’s Life

I had the opportunity recently to visit with a Scout professional from Ohio who is considering moving to Utah and joining the Utah National Parks Council. He is not a member of the LDS Church and wanted to know how he would be treated and if that would be an issue. I informed him that [...]