Category Archives: Scouting Programs

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

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 03, 2018

Attend the Lehi Commissioner College on January 19th!

Saturday, January 19th in Lehi there will be a College of Commissioner Science (aka Commissioner College) and registration is open now. Why you should attend: Every unit deserves a Unit Commissioner and this may just be the perfect volunteer spot for you. Our council will soon be in need of lots more “New-Unit” Commissioners to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 06, 2018

Black Friday Sale for 2019 Scout Camps!

Black Friday deals for Scout camps are here! What savings await you by registering by Black Friday? Black Friday Savings Secure special pricing for our four most popular Scout camps in 2019! In-council units will receive 2018 pricing for 2019, saving $10/Scout! And any out-of-council units that attended our camps in 2018 can secure that […]

By Annaleis Smith
Nov 06, 2018

Cub Scouting is Color Coded

Did you hear?  Cub Scouts is now “color-coded” to make it easier for new (and possibly experienced) Cub Scouting families know which rank wears which uniform etc.  The Cub Scout colors will remain Blue and Gold and the uniform pieces will still be dark blue (or Tan & Kaki for Webelos) but with the new system […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 26, 2018

Commissioner College in St George!

Commissioner College is coming to St George on November 3rd, 2018. If you have not registered yet there is still time. And don’t worry, walk-in registrations are accepted as well. For only $10, you will get a full day of valuable training with great teachers and other Scouters. It’s well worth your time! Register Here […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 11, 2018

Support Scouting and Become a Unit Commissioner!

Although our Council will be experiencing some changes over the next few years, they are still dedicated to maintaining the quality programs we all know and love. As always, there is a need 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 […]