Category Archives: Scouting Programs

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

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 14, 2019

Commissioner Conferences​ Nov 2nd & 9th, 2019.

Support Scouting and Become a Unit Commissioner! As you all know, the Council is in the middle of changes – some known, as well as more unknown.  Hundreds of Scouters are dedicated to maintaining the quality programs we all know and love. As always, there is a need for dedicated volunteers to support our youth. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 21, 2019

Updating your pin on BeAScout.org

Have you ever searched for your Scout unit on BeAScout.org? Many families will now be using this website to find a pack, troop or crew near them. You can be in control of what they see about your unit by maintaining your unit’s pin. You want to make sure that you can be found and that basic information is given and that your contact information is correct.

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 27, 2019

Why Church Members Should Use Scouting to Complement the New Youth Initiative

In May 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they will be launching a new youth initiative in 2020. This means the Church will no longer be a chartered partner with the Boy Scouts of America. However, that doesn’t mean Church members can’t take advantage of the benefits of Scouting for […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 08, 2019

Scout Me In: Join Scouting in Your Community Today!

Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership and so much more.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best-right-now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that put kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. There have […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 23, 2019

Why I believe Scouting should be a part of your home-centered learning.

Disclaimer: I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a volunteer for the Utah National Parks Council of the BSA. The following thoughts are based on my personal experience and ideas and in no way express any official position or recommendation of the Utah National Parks Council nor of the Church.  […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 16, 2019

Flip Phone or Smartphone? Why Having a Unit Commissioner is Like Having a Smart Phone

Remember back when…? Remember how you felt when you got your first cell phone? Now you could get and receive phone calls even when you weren’t at home. That was so great – and a little annoying too. And do you remember when your friend, or in my case my husband, got their first smartphone? […]

By Madison Austin
Dec 19, 2018

What you Didn’t Know About Camp Scofield and Why it Should be Your Next Summer Camp Destination

Located only one hour from Utah Valley, Camp Scofield sits at the edge of Scofield reservoir, waiting patiently for summertime when Scouts race to jump in the sailboats, break in the new water toys, and whip out their fishing poles. This high-altitude Scout paradise features access to the largest body of water at any of […]

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 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 […]