Category Archives: Merit Badges

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By Ken Cluff
May 05, 2014

Fly-Fishing

Fly-fishing is probably the world’s oldest recorded method of angling. The fishermen of those early days of fly-fishing began to dress up hooks to look like insects which, they noticed, the local fish were eating. In addition to using these ‘‘insects,’’ the early fishermen found that using a light, limber rod also made catching supper [...]

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By Darryl Alder
May 02, 2014

Digital Storytelling Workshop

Imagine Imagine an army of Scouting volunteers armed with cameras, iPhones, tablets, and audio recorders, seeking and sharing the exciting stories of the Scouting Experience with families not yet part of this great movement in an effort to recruit more boys into Scouting! That’s the intent of the upcoming Digital Storytelling Workshop on May 8–10, [...]

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By Andrew Olsen
Apr 29, 2014

Earn Your Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge

Earn Your Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge while learning to sail at Jordanelle State Park with the Park City Sailing Association. This is one of those sports where adults say “I wish I had learned this as a kid!” Learning to sail builds a life skill unlike any other. It provides the freedom, confidence and independence to [...]

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By Salt Lake Tribune
Apr 17, 2014

Amazing Fishing at Frandsen Scout Ranch on Scofield Reservoir

Frandsen Scout Ranch at Scofield Reservoir, known for it frontier theme and aquatics adventures, can boast about its excellent fishing too. According to Brent Prettyman: “No Utah fishery has turned out more record fish in the past five years. Scofield has become the tiger trout (hybrid between a brook and a brown trout) capital of the West — with [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Apr 14, 2014

Fishing—A Program Feature From April’s Varsity Vision

We can fish in a serious way or simply lie back and let the bait do the work for us. We can make fishing an art, especially with fly-fishing, or a science, by inventing new types of lures or ways to attract the ‘‘big ones.’’ The ultimate Varsity Scouting adventure is designed to give your [...]

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By Camp Floyd State Park
Feb 11, 2014

Camp Floyd’s Cub Scout Adventure: Febuary, April & May

Cub Scout Camp Floyd Adventure program is designed for Cub Scouts and offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Cub Scouts travel back in time to 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory.  Participants are taught to march and drill, play period games, tour [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 10, 2014

NRA Foundation Awards Grant to Utah Scouts

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Utah National Parks Council receives 2 NRA grants Orem, UT. February 10, 2014 -  Teaching respect for firearms helps Boy Scouts develop good character. John Kendall, NRA Field Representative- Utah, is pleased to announce a grant of $23,035.17 to the Utah National Parks Council of the [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 06, 2014

What Journey to Excellence Brings to Your Unit

Every January many of us make resolutions, so let’s make one to get your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew on “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence.” This program is BSA’s performance recognition platform designed to encourage and reward success and measure quality. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a world class program at all levels [...]

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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 Bryan Wendell
Jan 27, 2014

Better Activities, Simplified Advancement Coming to Cub Scouting in 2015

Improved activities, easier-to-understand advancement and some sweet-looking handbooks — yes, Cub Scouting is about to get even better than before. After finding that current achievements are overly passive in nature, activities lack connection to the missions of Scouting and the advancement model is too complicated, the Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer task force created a new and improved Cub Scout program [...]

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By Merit Badge Knot
Dec 02, 2013

Utah Twins Family History of Scouting Guides Them Toward Earning All Merit Badges

Nathan and Matthew Anderson, 17 year-old twin brothers of Spanish Fork, have earned every merit badge the Boy Scouts of America has to offer — a total of 121. The boys earned their Eagle awards when they were 12 and one-half years old. After achieving their Eagle rank, the boys still had six years of [...]

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By Daily Herald
Dec 02, 2013

Earning them all: Few Scouts honored for unusual feat

November 28, 2013 12:25 am  •  Cathy Allred – Daily Herald Former Provo resident Troy Pugh launched meritbadgeknot.com in 2008 to recognize Scouts who earned all merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America when they were Scouts. “At the end of the day, there are very few Scouts that do this. They have to do [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 26, 2013

Sustainability Treehouse Featured in Dwell; Wins AIA Award

Sustainability in the BSA is much more than a merit badge, and the media is taking notice. A recent article in Dwell magazine showcased the Sustainability Treehouse at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit. Standing 125 feet tall and featuring 4,000 square feet of interactive exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices, the [...]

Twins Feature
By Heidi Sanders
Nov 14, 2013

How Many Merit Badges Are There?: Utah Twins Earn All 137 Merit Badges

Conrad and Christian Smith (17) are Eagle Scouts and have earned every merit badge available in Scouting. The twins are a small minority in Scouting who have earned every merit badge and continue to earn new badges as they become available. Scouting helped the twins transition to life in Utah. They started Scouting in Wisconsin [...]

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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. [...]