Category Archives: Scouting Programs

Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing.

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 11, 2018

Support Scouting and Become a Unit Commissioner!

Although our Council will most likely experience some changes over the next few years, we are still dedicated to maintaining the quality programs we all know and love. As always, we are looking for dedicated volunteers to support our youth. New units that are formed during this time of transition and after 2019 will especially […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 09, 2018

Spanish Fork Commissioner College

This Saturday is the Commissioner College in Spanish Fork.  Commissioner College is a great opportunity for Commissioners, or any Scouter for that matter, to learn more about the Commissioner roles. Register Here If your current BSA position has the word “Commissioner” in it, there is training at the college for you. If you are thinking […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 09, 2018

Live YPT in Spanish Fork

An opportunity to attend a live version of the BSA’s updated Youth Protection Training this Saturday, October 13th, in Spanish Fork is being provided by the Black Diamond District. Hopefully, everyone knows the BSA came out with a new version of their mandatory Youth Protection Training back in Feb 2018 and announced that everyone would need to […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 20, 2018

Baden Powell Roundtable Sept 29th

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Baden Powell Service Area will sponsor its first Roundtable. It will be held at the UNPC offices in Orem at 10:00 am – anyone is invited to attend. BP Roundtable – download the flyer here to share with others Who/What is the Baden Powell Service Area? As explained in this […]

family scouting
By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 13, 2018

Family Scouting: Fun for the Entire Family

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. “The BSA believes we owe it to families to structure our program offerings in a way that fits into their busy lives to deliver character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises.” Thus, Family Scouting was introduced. The new Family Scouting program benefits families because […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2018

Meetings You’ll Be Sorry You Missed.

There have been a few meetings you might be sorry to have missed lately (3 of them within a 10-day span).  There was one hosted by the Wood Badge alumni association on Aug 9th, another at the St George Elks Lodge on Aug 11th and the most recent was on Aug 18th at the Provo […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jul 17, 2018

The Future of Scouting in Utah

I’ve heard it said that “The future is what you make of it.”  Well, that is certainly true about the future of Scouting in Utah.  It will be what the Scouts, the parents, and the Scout leaders decide they want it to be.  It will be what we make happen. It can be almost anything […]

scoutbook for leaders
By Madison Austin
Jun 11, 2018

5 Reasons Why Leaders Need Scoutbook Now More than Ever

Whether you’re an LDS Scout unit planning the last 18 months of your charter or a community unit at any stage, Scoutbook will help you have a high-quality program and easily track your Scouts’ progress. When BSA announced its acquisition of Scoutbook in April 2015, they said: “Scoutbook helps the organization connect with its leaders […]

wood badge pilot course registration
By Madison Austin
May 30, 2018

Be a Wood Badge pioneer: participate in the pilot courses of the updated program

This July, be a pioneer in shaping future leaders by participating in the new, pilot Wood Badge course! In preparation of the Wood Badge Centennial in 2020, the Wood Badge program is being updated. Only a handful of pilot programs are available across the nation and the Utah National Parks Council has been given the […]

By Madison Austin
May 18, 2018

Top 4 Comments on LDS – BSA Announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this past week that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. There was a mixed response as many Scouters began wondering what this news means for the BSA and reflected on their time in the […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 18, 2018

How to Support and Integrate Older Boys in the Troop

Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be no longer be a chartered-partner with the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2020, most LDS units will continue the Scouting experience. That means there is still a need to know how to support and integrate older boys into the troop. So, what are […]

By Annaleis Smith
May 11, 2018

Be Known as a Commissioner

I recently re-watched the LDS Commissioner’s Orientation video narrated by The BSA National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist.  If you haven’t watched it or even if you have and it’s been a while, I recommend that all stake leaders watch it. (It only takes about 10 mins)  There were a couple of lines specifically that caught my […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 13, 2018

How To Complete This Unique UNPC Commissioner College Patch

Do you have this patch? If you have attended a Commissioner College (live or online) in the Utah National Parks Council since January 2014 you should have received the above patch just for attending. (Usually awarded as part of the closing ceremony)  But it is just the start of your UNPC Commissioner College patch. Here […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 06, 2018

Brand New Commissioner Courses

Three brand new courses will be debuted at the College of Commissioner Science being held in Provo on Sat. April 21, 2018 (Register here).  Each of the three new courses fill a need to help inform and train commissioners with three very specific groups of youth – Cub Scouts, LDS Eleven Year Old Scouts, and […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 22, 2018

Program Feature Series: Wilderness Survival

In this article we are featuring the program module for wilderness survival from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) What Will You Do Now? “Scouting teaches you to be prepared. When you go on outings, you take along […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 15, 2018

Program Feature Series: Skateboarding

In this article we are featuring the program module for skateboarding from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Ready to Ride “Chances are you see somebody on a skateboard nearly every day. From its humble beginnings more than half […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Pioneering

In this article we are featuring the program module for pioneering from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Outdoor Fun that is Timeless! “Like always, the majority of today’s Scouts love the kind of woodsy activities that provide outdoor […]