Category Archives: News

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By Steven Sutherland
Jan 17, 2015

Adventure Tracks? I’m Confused

We wrote this letter to a mom who had questions about our adventure tracks at camps this summer: January 12, 2015 Hi Natalie, We are implementing a new series of high adventure tracks at Tifie this year. Green, Blue, and Black Diamond (representing greater levels of adventure and challenge). We are planning on having these […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 12, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

We have been working on some exciting improvements in Council camps this summer. We want to give you an update on our construction projects, all of which are on schedule to be completed by May 15th, just in time for our summer camp season. Tifie’s Center for Enterprise, when completed, will be a learning center […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 21, 2014

Welcome New District Director Ryan Bertram

  A native of West Virginia, Ryan has served as a professional Scouter for the past seven-and-a-half-years. Prior to coming to Utah National Parks Council, Ryan served as a district executive, senior district executive and district director for the Simon Kenton Council in Ohio and Kentucky. As district director, Ryan supervised three professionals serving three […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]

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By Andrew Olsen
Nov 21, 2014

Basketball Scout Night—UVU vs. Utah State Dec. 13th

Join us for our first UVU Scout Night on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Come watch the UVU Men’s Basketball team take on Utah State! Get discounted tickets for just $4 with 50% of ticket sales goes back to support local Scouting! That means $2 of every ticket comes back to support Scouting in the […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 17, 2014

Scout camps now open to all

Scout camps aren’t just for Boy Scouts. Sanpete County residents can especially take advantage of Tifie Boy Scout Camp—a full-featured summer camp located in Utah’s beautiful Sanpete Valley in the foothills just east of Mt. Pleasant. Camp Tifie is part of the 600-acre Mountain Dell Scout Ranch. Located at just under 9,000 feet above sea […]

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By Andrew Olsen
Nov 11, 2014

1966 Mustang up for bid

Hey Scouters! Do you like classic Ford Mustangs? The Utah National Parks Council has a unique opportunity for you or someone you may know to support Scouting in our council. Last year ago a strong supporter of Scouting donated a 1966 Ford Mustang to the Council. Thanks to work done by the Utah Auto Body Association and […]

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By Daily Herald
Nov 11, 2014

Kennard: Scouting a big part of community paper

One of the great things about building a community paper every day is that we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our residents. A few months ago we introduced an improved Our Towns sections that was much more focused on local news — including news about Boy Scouts. As many of you know, I’m a […]

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By Melany Gardner
Nov 02, 2014

Daily Herald Eagle of the Week: Caleb Belk

Name: Caleb Belk Age: 18 Hometown: Payson, UT Troop: 96 Date of Eagle: Sept. 14, 2014 Favorite merit badge The Fishing Merit Badge was my favorite. Fishing has always been a big part of my life and I have always spent those times with my Dad, so being able to earn a merit badge about […]

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By Melany Gardner
Oct 23, 2014

Boy Scouts award “campership” in honor of fallen officer Cory Wride

Three Boy Scout councils will honor Utah’s fallen officers by sending a boy to summer camp for free in an officer’s name. Sergeant Cory Wride, shot and killed by ambush this year, was the first officer to be awarded a perpetual campership from the Utah National Parks Council, Thursday, Oct 23, 2014. The Cory Wride Memorial […]

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 This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office Online.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 […]

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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 […]