Category Archives: LDS Scouting

All about Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

By Angela Shelley
Dec 08, 2018

Your summer dream job could be with our adventure staff!

Did someone say summer dream job?! Most summer jobs want to keep you inside during the warmest months and most beautiful days, and that sounds terrible. Join our adventure staff at camp so you can spend more time enjoying the summer the way it was meant to be enjoyed: outside! Why work at camp? Besides general awesomeness, there are […]

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 Madison Austin
Nov 26, 2018

New Eric Dowdle Puzzle on Sale this Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, our Camp Maple Dell puzzle by Eric Dowdle is now on sale and will be the season’s best gift to give! See the familiar sites of the Utah National Parks Council’s flagship camp come to life with energetic Scouts, famous Scouting figures and more. Order yours today, save big, and […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 19, 2018

This #GivingTuesday Support Your Local Scouting Community

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many are focusing on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Join us in celebrating Giving […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 12, 2018

Fulfill Your Duty to God by Attending the Temple While at Camp

During the October 2018 General Conference, twelve new temples were announced (the most in any conference to date). These twelve bring the total number of temples (built or under construction) to 201 world-wide. How does that affect Scouts who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? A crucial aspect of the Scouting […]

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 […]

boy scouts of america and temple
By Boy Scouts of America
Sep 09, 2018

The Path Forward: BSA releases statement regarding the future

The Boy Scouts of America recently clarified its transition plan with regard to Scouting for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, now and in the future. View this message here and read the letter below. Dear Scouting Families, Thank you for your support of and involvement in the Boy Scouts of […]

By Rawlin Bagnall
Aug 29, 2018

Challenge Yourself at the 2018 Sanpete Challenge

Do you live in the Sanpete, Sevier, or Wayne County? Are you looking for a way to push your youth to the limit? The Sanpete Challenge is a physically and mentally challenging course that dates back to similar Ute Indian brave traditions. Youth will work together as a team to compete in this demanding challenge. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2018

Meetings You’ll Be Sorry You Missed.

There have been a few meetings you might be sorry to have missed lately (3 of them within a 10-day span).  There was one hosted by the Wood Badge alumni association on Aug 9th, another at the St George Elks Lodge on Aug 11th and the most recent was on Aug 18th at the Provo […]

By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 2018

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you very much for your interest in the well-being of the youth in your area. Your time and generosity are making a difference in their lives and in the future of the Church. Over 90,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2017 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and […]

family and scouts camping
By Angela Shelley
Aug 11, 2018

Why Church Troops Need to Camp Together ASAP

Over the last couple of months, everyone has been asking how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ announcement will affect Scouting. The truth? No one knows. So what do we know? We know camping. And camping, the outdoors, the Scouting values and our love of it all aren’t going anywhere. But with troops associated […]

cub scouting essentials
By Julia Thompson
Jun 26, 2018

Cub Scouting Essentials: Doing Your Best and Where to Start

So, you are a new leader or have a child who is new to Cub Scouts, now what? Although Cub Scouting can seem daunting, as it is the first step many youth, leaders and parents often take into Scouting, it is well worth it. The skills learned in this program will be the essential building blocks for a […]

scoutbook for leaders
By Madison Austin
Jun 11, 2018

5 Reasons Why Leaders Need Scoutbook Now More than Ever

Whether you’re an LDS Scout unit planning the last 18 months of your charter or a community unit at any stage, Scoutbook will help you have a high-quality program and easily track your Scouts’ progress. When BSA announced its acquisition of Scoutbook in April 2015, they said: “Scoutbook helps the organization connect with its leaders […]

By Madison Austin
May 18, 2018

Top 4 Comments on LDS – BSA Announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this past week that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. There was a mixed response as many Scouters began wondering what this news means for the BSA and reflected on their time in the […]