Category Archives: Scouting Programs

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

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 […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 12, 2018

Give $1–Make a Difference in World Scouting

At the end of World War II, Scouts of all ages in war-torn countries had lost everything and needed help to restart their Scouting programs. In response to these Scouts’ needs, the World Friendship Fund was created. Fundraising efforts were successful and, through the contributions of the members of the Boy Scouts of America, made […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Safety

In this article we are featuring the program module for safety 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.) Be Prepared for Safety “Somebody once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, what exactly Scouts should “be prepared” for. […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 01, 2018

Program Feature Series: Financial Management

In this article we are featuring the program module for financial management 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.) Earning, Saving, Spending “In 2012, an NFL player named Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy even though he had earned […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 31, 2018

Super Scout Savings in Utah County for Super Bowl 52

It’s that time of year again — Super Bowl Sunday. A time where families spend an exorbitant amount of money on food and then gather together to devour that food while they watch a football game. Sure, pizza, chicken wings, burgers, and other classic dishes are delicious during the big game, but they can cost a pretty […]

By Community Submission
Jan 26, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

*  Update – Online College postponed 1 week. You can still register for the next online bachelor track of UNPC Commissioner College.  This next set of classes will start Feb 4, 2018 Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the […]

Program Feature : Spectator Sports
By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 25, 2018

Program Feature Series: Spectator Sports

In this article we are featuring the program module for spectator sports 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.) Go Team! “At some time in our lives, we all get a chance to participate in sports. Through hard […]