Category Archives: Scouting Sponsors

By Melany Gardner
Sep 11, 2014

Friends of Scouting: Blake Barney and Clyde Companies

Historical Maple Dell Scout Camp which first opened in the late 1940′s was transformed this summer all thanks to several individuals and companies who took action to renew the camp cherished by generations of Scouts and leaders in Utah Valley. The renovation required a total overhaul of the marshy Maple Dell Lake which had cattails [...]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 18, 2014

A Few Answers to BSA Insurance Coverage Questions

I’ve just returned from a week at Philmont, where I received BSA Risk Management Training. The mantra of Enterprise Risk Management is not to say “no” but to help Scouters “know.” Below are brief outlines of insurance coverages you should know are available to volunteers and chartered organizations. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance This coverage provides [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 11, 2014

Philmont Training Center Hosts LDS Leaders

Every year stake presidencies in the United States are invited to the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at the Philmont Training Center in New Mexico. The purpose of this conference is to help stake leaders better understand how Scouting can support the Aaronic Priesthood. The conference is held under the direction of the Young Men [...]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 01, 2014

The Value of Strong LDS-BSA Relationship Committees

The LDS Church Scouting Handbook 2.4 states:  “An LDS-BSA Relationships Committee should be organized in each BSA council to help maintain and strengthen working relationships between the Church and the BSA Council. An Assigned Area Seventy chairs or designates a stake president to chair this committee, which includes a member of each stake presidency within the local BSA council. [...]

By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 15, 2014

Boy Scouts are Now Officially Messin’ with Sasquasatch

According to Guy Edwards, from the Big Foot Lunch Club:  “The alternate title to this post was, ‘Sasquatch is the official protein for Boy Scouts,’  but discretion got the better of me. In the new video promoting Jack Link’s as the official protein of the Boy Scouts. Our familiar friend makes a cameo at the [...]

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By Community Submission
Jun 06, 2014 Do Good Foundation Transforms Maple Dell Scout Camp

  Maple Dell Scout Camp is one of the oldest camps serving young men and women with summer camping and high-adventure activities in Utah. Following years of camping fun, the historical camp is showing its age. One Provo company,, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, is doing something about that by donating revenue [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 13, 2014

Join the floral industry’s effort to remember our heroes

Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association (WFFSA) invites wholesale members to participate in Memorial Day Flowers events in their communities. For the last three years, the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation (MDFF) has honored those who have served our country by procuring and placing more than 200,000 roses on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery and others across [...]

By Bob Gowans
May 07, 2014

LDS Stake Encampment at Council Properties

In cooperation with the Utah National Parks Council, your Stake can organize an encampment to help fulfill your own Priesthood purposes by leveraging the program expertise and safety features offered through the Councils camps.  This will also relieve any “undue burdens” that are often placed on leaders to organize these camps.  This method will assist [...]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
May 04, 2014

Five Suggestions for Growing LDS Units

These ideas were presented during a January 2013 Little Philmont During the last year of celebrating the Church’s 100 years of participation in Scouting, we have been invited to reach out to include additional young men from our wards and neighborhoods in this great program. 1. Focus on reactivating those currently not active Counsel together [...]

By Andrew Olsen
Apr 29, 2014

Earn Your Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge

Earn Your Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge while learning to sail at Jordanelle State Park with the Park City Sailing Association. This is one of those sports where adults say “I wish I had learned this as a kid!” Learning to sail builds a life skill unlike any other. It provides the freedom, confidence and independence to [...]

By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 02, 2014

Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant to fund Learning for Life

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to fund Learning for Life Orem, UT, April 2, 2014 – Good character is not formed automatically. It is learned through personal experience and positive examples. Learning for Life, a subsidiary program of the Utah National Parks Council, [...]

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By Community Submission
Mar 25, 2014

Host Families Needed for International Youth Program

Owned by an Eagle Scout and current scout adviser, Selnate International School in Provo, UT is pleased to partner with BSA to extend an invitation to adult leaders and their families to host short-term international students this summer. Selnate International School has been bringing international youth and young adults to Utah Valley for more than 20 years, [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 24, 2014

LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit Orem, UT. March 21, 2014 - Scouting benefits all boys.  But minority Scouts are often under-represented in Utah. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation recently funded a new initiative to increase multicultural Scouting in Utah.  [...]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 23, 2014

What, Me Be Chaplain?

This week the local LDS Chaplain is on a service mission in South America and all the other Philmont Chaplains are back home for the season. Vic Rowberry, the Management Training Section Director for our National Camp School, has given me the assignment to run a “Scouts Own” interdenominational church service and act as chaplain, which I [...]

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By Liz Merrell
Mar 19, 2014

Does Your Company Match Gifts?

Do you know if your company matches charitable gifts? Multiply your generosity to Scouting with a matching gift from your company. Many employers will match charitable gifts made by their employees.  For example, if a donor works for Microsoft and donates $250 to Friends of Scouting, Microsoft will “double the donation” by writing a check for [...]

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By Camp Floyd State Park
Feb 21, 2014

Camp Floyd State Park Hosts a Soldier’s Game and Murder Mystery Afternoon March 1st

Fairfield – The date is 1859 in one of the many saloons in Fairfield. Be your own detective at Camp Floyd’s first Soldier’s Games and Murder Mystery afternoon in the Fairfield schoolhouse on March 1, 2014 at 1pm. Start by playing the same games soldiers played in Fairfield like Faro, Chuck-a-luck, and three-card Monte to win chocolate [...]