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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 [...]

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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 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 Utah National Parks Council
May 23, 2014

Nuclear scientist, Dee Walker honored by Boy Scouts of America

Orem, UT- May 23, 2014 – Dr. Dee H. Walker, nuclear engineer, will be honored by the Boy Scouts of America as a Distinguished Eagle Scout on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Utah Valley University UCCU Events Center at A Celebration of Eagles. The Distinguished Eagle Scout award is a rare achievement. More people have summited [...]

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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 Utah National Parks Council
May 16, 2014

Sorenson Capital co-founder and managing director, Ron Mika receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Orem, UT- May 16, 2014 -Ron Mika, co-founder of Sorenson Capital, will be honored by Boy Scouts of America as a Distinguished Eagle Scout on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Utah Valley University UCCU Events Center at A Celebration of Eagles. The Distinguished Eagle Scout award is a rare achievement. More people have summited [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
May 08, 2014

BYU Chemist, Inventor, and Entrepreneur Honored for Developing Technology that Keeps Us Safe

Orem, UT- May 8, 2014 –You may not know his name, but scientist Milton Lee is helping save lives every day. Lee’s inventions help keep our air, food and water supplies safe, and protect first responders from toxic dangers. Milton Lee, a Brigham Young University chemistry professor with over 20 patents, will be honored by Boy [...]

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 Utah National Parks Council
Apr 22, 2014

A Celebration of Eagles – Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7 pm at UCCU Event Center

When a young boy finishes the five-year gauntlet of leadership and service to become an Eagle Scout, he is on the path to becoming an honorable man. Join the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America as we recognize our Eagle Scouts at A Celebration of Eagles, July 3, 2014 in the Utah Valley [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 02, 2014

Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant to fund Learning for Life

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to fund Learning for Life Orem, UT, April 2, 2014 – Good character is not formed automatically. It is learned through personal experience and positive examples. Learning for Life, a subsidiary program of the Utah National Parks Council, [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 24, 2014

LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit Orem, UT. March 21, 2014 - Scouting benefits all boys.  But minority Scouts are often under-represented in Utah. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation recently funded a new initiative to increase multicultural Scouting in Utah.  [...]

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By Liz Merrell
Mar 24, 2014

LDS Church President Featured in Boy Scout Painting

Artist Jon McNaughton has captured the essence of Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his new masterpiece, Sacred Fire. The Sacred Fire is not an ordinary fire. In 1913, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became the first chartered partner of the Boy Scouts of America. Sacred Fire [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 21, 2014

How to Submit a Tour Plan

When engaging in activities outside the council boundaries or activities unsupervised by the district or council, Scout leaders should submit a Tour Plan. This article will describe the sort of situations a Tour Plan may be needed and how to submit the new form. SCOUTING LEADERS MUST USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND PRUDENCE WHEN CONDUCTING ANY SCOUTING ACTIVITY The [...]