Category Archives: Newsletter Articles

CofE Feature 1
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 Ken Cluff
Apr 12, 2014

Peak Experience

I think the mountaintop ceremony may be the most rewarding portion of your Operation ON TARGET experience. The ceremony may be held around a campfire near the mountain peak on Friday evening. Gathering your team in a secluded spot, follow the team’s outline, have a reverent mountaintop ceremony that includes reading the letter from President Erying, of the first presidency of the [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Mar 21, 2014

A Commissioner’s Role in Youth Protection

Commissioners are active at every level in Scouting, from the national commissioner as part of the national Key 3 all the way down to the “boots-on-the-ground” unit commissioner advising the unit’s Key 3. Commissioners provide continuity in Scouting’s organizational structure; we are therefore in a unique position to champion Youth Protection training throughout Scouting. Why [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Mar 21, 2014

The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 27, 2014

3 Ways to Earn Money for Camp

Where are you going camping this summer? We ask because we would like to invite you to attend one of our great camps and experience the greatest high adventure offered in the state (as well as excellent opportunities for boys to earn advancements, learn new skills and have fun!)  Camping and outdoor adventure is what [...]

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By Grant Hansen
Feb 26, 2014

What’s New at Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen Scout Ranch

Come see what’s new at Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen Scout Ranch! From an exciting new WIPEOUT course on the reservoir to the classic storming of the fort, there’s adventure at every turn. Click here to register for 2014 summer camp Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen Scout Ranch. 30 years ago, just after Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 09, 2014

Don’t Wait to Register for University of Scouting: Over 100 Classes for One Epic Scouting Day

Don’t wait to register for University of Scouting. Register before Jan. 25th to get $10 registration price. Register today at www.UtahScouts.org/uos.   University of Scouting = 777! 7 classes from 7 colleges in 7 hours! Over 100 AWESOME classes to choose from in ONE EPIC LEARNING DAY! Fresh, relevant content on all topics from Cubs to [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 22, 2013

With Grateful Hearts, We Thank You

Our hearts are full this Thanksgiving, remembering our blessings and how grateful we are for your support. To all the parents and families who support their sons and Scouts, thank you. There are a lot of good things that compete for your time, and yet you take the time to encourage your youth to participate [...]

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By Kent Nobis
Nov 05, 2013

Get a Head Start Shopping for the Holidays and Support Utah National Park Scouts!

http://hybridlightscouts.com/home/KZY47 Trying to find the perfect gift for the holidays?  What does everyone need – a FLASHLIGHT! Don’t think so? Here’s a challenge for you: Walk around your house and find all the flashlights that you own and try to turn them on. If you are like me, and many others, you have 10-12 flashlights [...]

BYU-Helmet Feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2013

BYU Football Boy Scout Day – BYU Vs. Idaho State Nov. 16

It’s Boy Scout Day at LaVell Edwards Stadium November 16, 2013. Anyone who loves Scouting gets BYU Football Vs. Idaho State tickets for just $12.50 and $2.50 goes to support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. Get tickets for your troop today! Follow the directions below to receive your discounted tickets. Scouts are encouraged [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 18, 2013

Update: Boy Scouts of America – Utah National Parks Council: Statement on Goblin Valley Incident

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Boy Scouts of America’s Update: Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:30 A.M. After reviewing this matter with the local chartered organization, these men have been removed from their leadership positions and are no longer members of the BSA.   Utah National Parks Council Update: Monday, October [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 04, 2013

Friends of Scouting: Why You Should Support Scouting

Charles Dahlquist, a leader in Scouting in the LDS Church, shares a message for all about Friends of Scouting. Scouting is the LDS Church’s program for young men. The First Presidency recently said, “We are thankful for Scouting’s emphasis on duty to God and moral behavior and its positive influence on the lives of boys [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 03, 2013

Utah Governor, Gary Herbert, Encourages Participation in the Boy Scouts

Utah Governor, Gary Herbert, shares his thoughts on Scouting: I’m Governor Gary Herbert. My time spent in Scouting is time I look back on with fond memories. I enjoyed camping, hiking and fishing with my troop. I enjoyed developing skills for merit badge requirements, and I especially enjoyed the association with other boy Scouts and wonderful [...]

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By Dave Pack
Sep 23, 2013

Why I Love 50-Mile Hikes

I love 50-mile (80 km) hikes, not so much because they’re fun but because they teach young men to do hard things. Most young men who start 50-milers think they’re prepared, but it doesn’t take long—just a few miles up that first ridge—before they wonder who talked them into it. That night, unlike on other [...]