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By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 08, 2018

Introducing the 2018 Religious Award: Title of Liberty

“The Scout in his promise undertakes to do his duty to his king and country only in the second place. His first duty is to God. There is a higher mission before us, namely the promotion of the kingdom of God. That is the rule of peace and goodwill on earth.” – Lord Baden-Powell A […]

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 Utah National Parks Council
May 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council Committed to Serving LDS Youth and Future Community Partners

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announced that beginning in 2020, the Church will no longer charter Scouting units because they will be launching a new program that meets the needs of their increasingly global membership. […]

By Melany Gardner
May 02, 2018

Scout Me In and Scouts BSA: How the Program Name Change Affects You

Today the Boy Scouts of America unveiled the new name of the Boy Scout program, changing it to  “Scouts BSA” for older boys and girls ages 11-17 to ensure all youth feel welcome and can see themselves in Scouting. With a scheduled launch on Feb. 1, 2019, boys and girls in separate troops who are […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 large council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities, enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently exceeded […]

early adopters program
By Madison Austin
Feb 14, 2018

Family Scouting Begins in the Utah National Parks Council Through Early Adopter Program

For many girls who have joined their brothers at Scout events for years, the BSA expanding its program to include girls into Scouting was a big and exciting change. While Scouting has been available to girls through other BSA programs — such as Venturing and Exploring — as of January 15, 2018 through the early […]

By Maloree Anderson
Feb 05, 2018

10 Totally Cheap Date Ideas You’ll Want to Try Using the Scout Saver Card

Date night should be a time for relaxation and just plain old fun without having to worry about the strain you may put on your wallet. Thanks to the Scout Saver Card couples can finally go on dates that are not only unique, but affordable! Plus, having an extraordinary date can turn out to be […]

By Dale Munk
Jan 21, 2018

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2018. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes […]

By Julia Thompson
Dec 21, 2017

Christmas Gifts For Scouts

Puzzled on what to get your Scout this year for Christmas? Check out some ideas for the perfect present. Christmas Gifts for Scouts Christmas Gifts perfect for the whole family Eric Dowdle Scout Camp Puzzle  Just in time for Christmas, our own Maple Dell Scout Camp will become the face of the season’s best gift to […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 11, 2017

Prominent Local Leaders Share How Their Eagle Prepared Them For Missions

How does earning an Eagle Scout prepare you to be a more effective full-time missionary? Just ask this year’s 2017 Celebration of Eagles recipients. These men have made a tremendous difference in their community through their influential examples and service. Watch the video below to learn about how becoming Eagle Scouts prepared them for LDS […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 07, 2017

Commissioner College in American Fork

Hey Commissioners! What are your new year’s resolutions going to be this year?  Loose weight?  Exercise more? Finally get around to doing that thing you have been putting off? What ever you are thinking about let me suggest one for you… Get more training!  We have all heard the saying that every boy deserves a […]

By Darryl Alder
Nov 30, 2017

Scouts Can #LightTheWorld Too

Once again this year the LDS Church is ushering in Christmas with a #LightTheWorld event that fits right in with a Scout’s Duty to God and Daily Good Turn. Each day in December until Christmas we will offer suggestions for your Pack or quorum that aligns with “25 Days, 25 Ways” part of the Church’s initiative.  […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 29, 2017

Are You Making Your 2018 Summer Camp Plans?

Now is the time to be making summer camp plans. There are great opportunities ahead for all youth to participate in. The Utah National Parks Council offers a wide variety of camping experiences for Pack, Troops, Church youth groups, Young Women camps and just about anything you can conceive. Click here to sign up for your […]

By Community Submission
Nov 12, 2017

How To Best Lead Our Youth (Even After Earning Their Eagle)

What interest would I, a 37 year-old female with no children, have in learning about the best practices regarding our 14-18 year-old young men?  As a female I have concern for the building of young men because one day a young man will be the spouse of my daughter, or the father of my grandchildren. […]

James John Merit badges
By Julia Thompson
Nov 08, 2017

Vernal Eagle Scout, James John, Earns All 143 Merit Badges

For many, just participating in Scouting is an amazing and impactful experience. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is the next, somewhat rare, recognition given to those who work hard and dedicate much of their time to Scouting. An even more elite group is those who earn all of the merit badges. This achievement goes […]