Category Archives: News

BYU-Helmet Feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 24, 2014

BYU Football Scout Day – BYU vs. Savannah State Nov. 22nd

Get discounted tickets for the Cougars’ last home game of the season on BYU Football Scout Day – November 22, 2014. Anyone who loves Scouting can get BYU Football vs. Savannah State tickets for $15.00 and $2.50 goes to support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours today! Follow the [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Sep 01, 2014

New Venture Awards

The official release of the Venturing program update occured at the Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in May. It has taken two years to complete the revision, and if you want a glimpse into the future, click this link to a video with the national Venturing president and the president of the Boy Scouts of [...]

Lost Scout Feature
By Melany Gardner
Aug 15, 2014

Lost Scout follows training, is found in perfect condition

Tuesday evening Boy Scout Benjamin Kohler spent more than 12 hours separated from his troop in the High Uintahs before he was found in “perfect health” Wednesday by a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter crew. Troop 217 from Midway, UT was doing a 50-miler around Yellowstone Canyon and Swift Creek Basin. While fishing at [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 11, 2014

Philmont Training Center Hosts LDS Leaders

Every year stake presidencies in the United States are invited to the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at the Philmont Training Center in New Mexico. The purpose of this conference is to help stake leaders better understand how Scouting can support the Aaronic Priesthood. The conference is held under the direction of the Young Men [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 09, 2014

Council Unveils 2015 Strategic Plan

After months of planning, research and debate, officers of the Utah National Parks Council presented a 2015 Strategic Plan to their Executive Board August 9, 2015. Lynn Snow, Vice President of Administration thanked the officers who had all contributed, but especially Rushford Lee, Vice President of Marketing, whose company RED had conducted much of the research [...]

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By Community Submission
Aug 08, 2014

National S’MORES Day August 10, 2014

Hershey Chocolate company writes: “For nearly 80 years, the classic combination of ingredients in Hershey’s S’mores – campfire-roasted marshmallows, crisp graham crackers and rich Hershey’s Milk Chocolate – has defined the campfire experience. With National S’mores Day right around the corner on August 10, The Hershey Company is helping consumers celebrate with new S’mores recipes, [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Jul 28, 2014

30th Anniversary of Varsity Scouting Celebration this Year

Varsity Scouting was officially adopted by the Boy Scouts of America in 1984. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially endorsed the program about that same time. The following announcement appeared in the January 1984 issue of the Ensign: President Ezra Taft Benson of the Council of the Twelve, instructed the Brethren to implement the Varsity Scouting program, he [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 17, 2014

World Jamboree: A Spirit of Unity

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. A few lucky Boy Scouts and Venturers will spend 12 days in Japan with 30,000 Scouts and leaders from across the globe and odds are 19 out of every 20 people you’ll [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 15, 2014

Boy Scouts are Now Officially Messin’ with Sasquasatch

According to Guy Edwards, from the Big Foot Lunch Club:  “The alternate title to this post was, ‘Sasquatch is the official protein for Boy Scouts,’  but discretion got the better of me. In the new video promoting Jack Link’s as the official protein of the Boy Scouts. Our familiar friend makes a cameo at the [...]

Cub Scout Guide Ethan feature
By Darryl Alder
Jul 12, 2014

Who is Ethan?

In 2015, Cub Scouts will get to know a new member of the Cub Scout team: Ethan—the new Cub Scouts Guide Watch for Ethan as a Wolf in the Tiger handbook, a Bear in the Wolf handbook, and a Webelos Scout in the Bear handbook and on The Boy Scout (this blog) as our own Council Cub [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 02, 2014

Huge Show, Big Sound

After weeks of rehearsal, tonight Rick Lunt brought it all together, Utah’s biggest ever Celebration of Eagles scheduled for tomorrow night, July 3 at the UCCU Center on UVU campus from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Today we began at dawn. Fresh trees from Tifie and Maple Dell Scout Camps arrived, along with towers, boulders, pup [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 03, 2014

The Venturing Experience: New Updates

In late May, I attended the National Council Meeting in Nashville, TN, where I learned about the next generation of Venturing, which rolls out in July 2014 and fully replaces the old program by the end of the year. Annaliese Parker, National Venturing President and Charles Dahlquist, National Venturing Task Force Chairman explained that many Venturers are not interested in advancement or awards they [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
May 30, 2014

Chad Lewis, former NFL Football player and philanthropist, receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Orem, UT – May 30, 2014 – Chad Lewis knows how to do hard things. As a former American football tight end in the National Football League he played for the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams. But long before becoming a football legend, Chad Lewis learned to do hard things by becoming an Eagle [...]

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By Clint Lawton
May 29, 2014

Philmont Leadership Challenge

I will always remember the first time I arrived at the Philmont Scout Ranch. I was filled with excitement for the week ahead as I glimpsed the summit of the Tooth of Time off in the distance as snow was just beginning to fall to the ground. What a wonderful week it was! We learned as a group, bonded as a [...]

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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 [...]