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By Madison Austin
Apr 23, 2019

A Superhero for Social Change: One Local Scout’s Journey to Lift the Homeless Through Empathy

This week, many of us are planning on rushing to the movie theaters to see Avengers: Endgame or staying home and catching up on or re-watching any number of superhero movies. And while we sit back and watch these larger-than-life heroes on the screen, one young Cub Scout in Sandy, UT is living as a […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 20, 2019

Help Fight Hunger By Scouting for Food – March 16, 2019

Beginning March 9th, Cub Scout packs will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers like the one below. Join the local Boy Scouts as they help fight hunger statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations and leaving it outside your front door by 9:00 a.m. on March 16. Scouts will collect bags from 9 am […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 08, 2019

BSA Announces Temporary Eagle Extension For First-Time Members Entering Scouts BSA

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA. One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their […]

By Madison Austin
Jan 17, 2019

Learn First Aid, Save A Life

When two shoppers were injured in the shooting at Fashion Place Mall in Murray, Utah on Jan. 13, 2019, several bystanders sprang to action, working quickly to call 911, comfort the victims, and control the bleeding from their injuries. These ordinary people demonstrated exceptional courage and calm as they jumped right in to help. Not […]

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By Madison Austin
Jan 15, 2019

Get to Know Martin Frey: Guinness World Record Holder and University of Scouting Keynote Speaker

This year, we are pleased and excited to announce that the University of Scouting keynote speaker will be Martin Frey, the first person to climb the world’s 7 summits and sail the 7 seas.  “Is this the world’s most adventurous man?” -CNN Get to Know Martin Frey Martin is a successful business leader, tech investor, […]

By Angela Shelley
Dec 08, 2018

Your summer dream job could be with our adventure staff!

Did someone say summer dream job?! Most summer jobs want to keep you inside during the warmest months and most beautiful days, and that sounds terrible. Join our adventure staff at camp so you can spend more time enjoying the summer the way it was meant to be enjoyed: outside! Why work at camp? Besides general awesomeness, there are […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 26, 2018

New Eric Dowdle Puzzle on Sale this Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, our Camp Maple Dell puzzle by Eric Dowdle is now on sale and will be the season’s best gift to give! See the familiar sites of the Utah National Parks Council’s flagship camp come to life with energetic Scouts, famous Scouting figures and more. Order yours today, save big, and […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 02, 2018

Support Scouting by Shopping with AmazonSmile

Through its AmazonSmile program, introduced in 2014, Amazon allows shoppers to choose a charity of their choice. Amazon usually donates 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchase to our Council or the public charitable organization of your choice. But today, your purchases can be even more meaningful with this promotion. As if you […]

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By Madison Austin
Oct 12, 2018

Get to Know Spencer J. Cox, the 2018 Celebration of Eagles Keynote Speaker

If you attend this year’s Celebration of Eagles, you will be lucky to hear from our Lieutenant Governor, Spencer J. Cox, the event’s keynote speaker. Get to know Cox, a previous Outstanding Eagle award recipient, and attend the Celebration of Eagles on October 26th to hear him speak. You can purchase tickets HERE. Spencer J. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 05, 2018

Camp Maple Dell Safe: Thank You Firefighters!

In early September, the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires threatened southern Utah County, including Camp Maple Dell. These monstrous fires became the number one priority in the nation, as they burned over 120,000 thousand acres combined. Camp Maple Dell was directly in the fires’ way but, remarkably, no damage was done. Camp Maple Dell’s […]

By Angela Shelley
Oct 01, 2018

Are You Scouting For Good Family Frights this Halloween?

Camps aren’t just for Scouts, and Halloween isn’t just for kids! For only two nights in October, Camp Jeremiah Johnson and Camp Maple Dell are getting spooky for your eeeeeerie enjoyment. We have something for everyone! Whether you’re five or 50, you can find something to float your fright this Halloween at our Camps. When […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 09, 2018

Reduced Price! BYU Football Scout Day – BYU vs. Northern Illinois

Update: Tickets are even cheaper! The new BSA BYU football game price is: $21.00. Get discounted tickets for the Cougars’ home game October 27, 2018. Anyone who loves Scouting can get BYU Football vs. Northern Illinois for $25.00, now $21. With every ticket purchased, BYU will donate $2.50 to help support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council, […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 28, 2018

Work Towards Your Eagle Year-round by Attending Merit Badge Adventures!

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round! Merit Badge Adventures is just that, a Friday through Saturday adventure at one of our Scout camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Troops can now combine their monthly campout with merit badge work – no […]

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 […]