Category Archives: Recognition

All about special awards for adults and youth from the BSA.

By Dae Richey
Feb 18, 2017

Council Rentals Now Available!

Want decorations for your Scouting Ceremony? Need some equipment for weekend campouts? Well, look no further. Rentals are now available at the Utah National Parks Council. Visit the Outdoor Center to view numerous choices available to make a Court of Honor, pack meeting, Blue and Gold Banquet, or even an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony look […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Nov 14, 2016

Meet this Year’s Distinguished Eagle: Jesse Hunsaker

Treasured paintings of the Hunsaker children framed the walls. A piano sat in a place of honor, indicating musical talent in the household. Jesse and his wife ushered the film crew and BSA staff into their homes, happy to talk with everyone and help out. All sights and words provided hints about why Jesse Hunsaker […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Oct 15, 2016

Camp JJ Celebrates Youth with Presidential Service Award

On Friday, October 7th families and friends crowded in the Canyonlands room at the Utah National Parks Council headquarters building in Orem. They came to watch their buddies and children receive the Presidential Service Award, an award that is given nationally for completing significant service hours. Youth gathered together in groups to chat, rekindling summer friendships. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 20, 2016

Join us at the Celebration of Eagles – Nov. 19, 2016

Join us at the annual Celebration of Eagles banquet to honor Eagle Scouts who have devoted their lives to service and have become leaders in their communities and in the world. This year’s event will take place November 19, 2016, 6 – 8 pm at the Utah Valley University Grand Ballroom. Purchase tickets here, or sponsor a […]

By Tennys Bird
Sep 15, 2016

Silver Beaver Award Ceremony Sept. 24, 2016

The Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual Silver Beaver Recognition on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:00–4:00 pm. This event will be held in the Alpine Tabernacle, 110 East Main Street, in American Fork, Utah. The keynote speaker for this event will be Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 12, 2016

Commissioner Awards Updated

Commissioners, like all Scout leaders, deserve to be recognized for all they do. The awards and recognition available to commissioners in the BSA were updated May 1, 2016. Odds are, you may not have heard of some of these awards or maybe you are just not aware of the new requirements for earning them.  Whether […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 30, 2016

Knot Motivated?

Are you Knot motivated? I was in a meeting recently when a fellow Cub Scout leader (Naomi) made a comment about being “not motivated”.  Huh?  She pointed to her chest – you know above the left pocket where those square knots patches go.  That’s when I realized she didn’t mean NOT motivated but KNOT motivated. […]

By Pualani Graham
Aug 25, 2016

Bradlee Wharton Receives Medal of Merit

Earlier this week, four members of the council advancement committee and I had the opportunity to present the Medal of Merit to Bradlee Wharton. Brad, at the age of 12, saved the life of a boy at Burraston Ponds in Mona, Utah. In Bradlee’s own words: “My Scout group and I were at Burraston Pond in Mona, […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 23, 2016

Mechanics of Advancement in Cub Scouting

This article will take a quick look at the mechanics of advancement in Cub Scouting. Think of it as “How-To Advance in Cub Scouting.” Most of the information was taken directly from the BSA’s Guide to Advancement.  I have added a few notes and re-worded a few things. I hope this will help you understand the basics of how a […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2016

Earning a degree in Commissioner Science

When you attend a Commissioner College you will find that it is set up like a traditional college, with requirements that can lead you to bachelors, masters, and doctorate “degrees” in commissioner science. I am going to share a little insight into the process and an overview of the requirements to earn a degree in […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 03, 2016

Keeper of the Flame Hyrum Smith to be next Council President

Beginning in 2017, Hyrum Smith, author, speaker, co-founder of Franklin Covey, and dedicated Scouter, will take over from Stan Lockhart as volunteer president of the Utah National Parks Council. This decision was made official by a vote from the Council Executive Committee last week. Hyrum Smith’s leadership experience and background will help the Council continue […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 22, 2016

Scoutbook: Managing Advancement—And Soon, So Much More!

When BSA announced its acquisition of Scoutbook in April 2015, it stated “Scoutbook expands Scouting’s presence in the digital space and helps the organization connect with its leaders and members when, where, and how they prefer.” In its Bryan on Scouting “Blog for BSA’s Adult Leaders,” Scouting magazine has called Scoutbook a “revolutionary web app […]

By Jonathan Gunson
May 20, 2016

Utah’s first lady honored for work with youth

The Utah National Parks Council honored Utah’s first lady, Jeanette Herbert, with the “Influential Women in Scouting” award for her decades of service to the state’s youth and promotion of Scouting values. Mrs. Herbert is one of 24 exemplary women to receive the the award in 2016, all of whom represent the thousands of women […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 20, 2016

Influential Women in Scouting 2016 Recipients

There are many women in Scouting working to help boys grow up to be honorable and valiant men.  Some of these women, through their devotion and talent, become mentors and guides for those of us who see how very important this work is and want to make a real difference.  Every year the Utah National […]