Category Archives: Volunteerism

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By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 04, 2014

Maple Dell Scout Camp Thankful for Renovations

Maple Dell Scout Camp and the Utah National Parks Council would like to express their deepest appreciation to Blake Barney, Al Schellenberg, the Clyde Companies, InsdieSales.com and its employees, and the George S and Delores Dorè Eccles Foundation for their terrific and very generous contributions of time, labor and donations to renovate and transform Maple [...]

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By Community Submission
Jun 06, 2014

InsideSales.com 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, InsideSales.com, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, is doing something about that by donating revenue [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
May 10, 2014

Training Update

Friday May 9, Mark Griffin, Director of Learning Delivery for BSA’s new Scouting University reported that new training courses are available at www.Scouting.org/training/adult. Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific – replaces the current course and uses the same code (C40) in ScoutNET and Tools. Pack Committee Challenge – replaces current pack committee specifics and uses the same code (C60) [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Apr 11, 2014

Why Wood Badge?

Judging by the experience of others, Wood Badge will help you become a better Scout leader. It’s also likely that along the way you’ll find ways to become a better person.  Sign up soon for your Wood Badge experience. Do your best to serve others by improving your leadership skills. If you do, you’ll help [...]

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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.  [...]

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By Lee Hansen
Mar 19, 2014

Science Meets Survivor

The same organization famous for bringing boys into the wild will now be bringing boys into the lab. Under the direction of other scouting volunteers tasked with developing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Lee Hansen, a retired chemistry professor, and his daughter, Thea Buell, have [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 19, 2014

Support Scouting for Food, March 15th-22nd

Please join the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America in the fight against hunger by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations, then leave it on your porch by 9 am on March 22, 2014. We accept commercially packaged non-perishable food items and appreciate products low in sodium, sugar, and corn syrup. [...]

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By Community Submission
Feb 14, 2014

Exploring the Value of Scouting

John Jones from the Great Salt Lake Council shares his thoughts on what he learned at last weeks 2014 University of Scouting: I attended my neighboring council’s University of Scouting event over the weekend and for the second year now, the Utah National Parks Council has absolutely knocked it out of the park again.  I thought 2013 [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Feb 14, 2014

University of Scouting 2014 Helps Scouters Catch the Vision

The Utah National Parks Council University of Scouting 2014 concluded with over 800 adult volunteers participating in great classes with great ideas, and with a tremendous Scout spirit. On the Boy Scouts of America’s 104th birthday last Saturday, this huge crowd of Scouters descended upon the Orem LDS Institute at Utah Valley University for a [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 06, 2014

What Journey to Excellence Brings to Your Unit

Every January many of us make resolutions, so let’s make one to get your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew on “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence.” This program is BSA’s performance recognition platform designed to encourage and reward success and measure quality. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a world class program at all levels [...]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Jan 24, 2014

A Testimony of Wood Badge

It’s been 30 years since I attended BSA’s adult leadership training course called Wood Badge. A very patient counselor in my stake presidency invited me several times over a two year period to participate. As 2nd counselor in the Bishopric, my assignments included stewardship for the youth as well as being the Chartered Organization Representative [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 22, 2014

Capturing the Vision of Scouting

Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders can have eternal consequences. When I was a mission president, one particular zone was having a lot of success. I asked one of the zone leaders, “Elder, what’s going on here?” He said, “President, in high school I ran cross-country with a handful of friends. We [...]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 17, 2014

Guide to Advancement: It’s Not Your Old Advancement Guidelines

The first edition of the Guide to Advancement appeared in 2011.  Most Scouters thought of it as a simple replacement of the old Advancement Guidelines that had been written and rewritten many times, but this edition has been totally revamped. In 2013 the second edition was released, but only after many Scouters had contributed, both volunteers [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 07, 2014

2014 Summer Camp Employment: Apply Now

Interested in working at one of the Utah National Parks Council summer camps in 2014? We are now accepting applications. See the details below and apply now. If you love camping, Scouting and mentoring other Scouts, you will not want to miss out on this great opportunity for growth and development.