Category Archives: Service

By Kelly Frey
Oct 29, 2017

How We Serve Our Young Men Outside of Regular Activities is the Answer

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to write about my experiences at Little Philmont. This past weekend, I was excited to attend the last one of the year. In my last blog, I wrote about Brother Heyn, of the General Young Men Presidency Board, and his three key principles that leaders need to follow in order to “Be There” for […]

By Julia Thompson
Sep 26, 2017

Why I Leave No Trace

“What are you doing?” I asked my husband, then boyfriend, while we were on a family campout. He looked odd wandering around and suddenly disappearing for minutes clutching a black trash bag. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. This statement, of course, made me more curious. I followed him around and watched as he picked […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Sep 23, 2017

Rondo Fehlburg Praises Silver Beavers for Living the Scouting Values of Honesty and Integrity

The Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, held its annual Silver Beaver Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, September 23rd in the cultural hall of an Orem stake center. Packed wall to wall, families and recipients poured into the crowded space, eagerly shaking off damp clothes from the foggy rain outside. For the first time […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 04, 2017

Commissioner Training in St. George!

Saturday Sept. 16th, 2017 More information and registration can be found at utahscouts.org If you can’t make it to St. George be sure to plan to make it to the next college which sill be Saturday October 14th in Spanish Fork.Don’t know what commissioner college is or why you might want to attend?  You can […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 31, 2017

Prove You’re Scout Strong in the Title of Liberty Virtual Race

Open to Scouts, parents and anyone up for a good run, this virtual race can be your own 5k, 10k or half marathon you run anywhere and anytime between Oct 1-15. Register Here In partnership with SymbolArts, The Utah National Parks Council is sponsoring a virtual race fundraiser. A portion of your race registration fee will […]

By Melany Gardner
Aug 24, 2017

Animated Friends of Scouting Video Explains Where the Money Goes

Ever wonder where Friends of Scouting dollars go? How is the money used? What does the Council really do for local Scouting? Explore these questions with John, a new Scoutmaster, as he discusses these questions with his bishop. John is a new Scoutmaster feeling a little overwhelmed. He has lots of questions about his new […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 27, 2017

A Big Thunder Ridge Thank You

As hot embers rained down over their heads, firefighters at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp worked tirelessly to keep our camp safe.  The saga of the Thunder Ridge has been a long and often worrisome one. After countless days of fire rescue and recovery, the fire surrounding the camp went out and Thunder Ridge was left standing.  Those […]

By McKenna Hunt
Jul 03, 2017

Just Serve with JustServe

Have you heard of the wonderful service website called JustServe? Found at www.justserve.org, this website exists throughout the United States and recently began publishing volunteer service projects in the state of Utah. Through this website, Scouting units and individuals can easily find projects where they can help civic, religious, and other organizations needing volunteer service. […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 22, 2017

Building a Better Road to Tifie

I remember when we built a dirt road into Tifie nearly a decade ago, if you could call it a road. Each summer for the last few years I have endured the washboard ride out of camp, and twice got an oil change over it, if you know what I mean. Then there was the […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 02, 2017

Nine-Year-Old Cub Scouts Become Scout Expo 2017 Top Ticket Sellers

Scouts have always been great examples of hard work and dedication. This effort is important in accomplishing the goals of the Boy Scouts. Two young Bear Scouts from the Cedar Breaks District of the Utah National Parks Council exemplified this, demonstrating just how hard Scouts can work. Jaren Green, from pack 1891, and Braxton Anderson, […]

By Adrian
May 24, 2017

Scouting for Food – The Lessons of a Bumpy Service Project

One of the best lessons of Scouting is performing service for others.  Usually service projects go pretty smoothly.  But on those occasions when it doesn’t, I think the lesson is even better from a bumpy service project.   As adults, how often do we have projects of our own that go perfectly smoothly? Almost never. […]

By Colin Wylie
May 14, 2017

Life Lessons from My Scouting Mom

Each year in May, we have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the significant role of motherhood. We buy cards, flowers and often will make breakfast in bed. In Scouting, we recognize the critical influence that our Scouting Moms have on the development of the individual and the planting of faith in each Scout. Like in […]

By Darryl Alder
May 07, 2017

Woolen Socks and the Holy Ghost

Looking back it was a pretty miserable campout, but I was determined to do my part in offering our Scouts a bit of privation. After reading Jarom Shaver’s “Does Scouting Keep Boys on Missions?” in March, I wanted to test his thesis.  Now, ours is troop that camps nearly every month. Matt Johnson, our Scoutmaster, is great […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 16, 2017

Local Scout Speaks at Capitol to Kick-Off Scouting for Food

UNPC Eagle Scout Matt Cahoon is only seventeen, but at the Utah State Capitol yesterday he confronted America’s biggest fear: public speaking. Not only did he give a speech at one of the most prestigious places in Utah, but he did it in conjunction with a speech by the governor of Utah Gary Herbert.  “I […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 07, 2017

Den Chief – How the Troop and Pack Can Help Each Other

The Troop Helps the Pack While the Pack Helps the Troop Senior Patrol Leader. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Patrol Leader. Troop Guide.  Den Chief. Historian. OA Rep. Librarian. Quartermaster. Bugler. Scribe. Instructor. Chaplain Aide. Webmaster. Outdoor Ethics Guide. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.  According to page 420-421 of the current Boy Scout Handbook (13th Edition), these are all […]

By Paul Tikalsky
Mar 03, 2017

How Seven Merit Badges Prepare Future Missionaries

The end of high school often marks a drastic transition for LDS boys. After tricky tests and part-time employment, the boy accepts his biggest job yet, working for God himself as a missionary.   Some parents may question: “Is my boy really ready? Has he been adequately prepared?” While I can’t answer that for you, I […]