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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 16, 2017

Council Outdoor Center Grand Opening March 17th, “We’ll Put the ‘Outing’ in Scouting”

thumbnail_img_4845In our ongoing attempt to better serve our Scouting partners, leaders and parents, the Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new Council Trading Post and Outdoor Center! All Scouting leaders and the general public are invited to attend our Grand Opening on March 17, 2017 or drop in any time after that date to find out more about our new services and to talk with our experienced team.

Our new Trading Post and Outdoor Center is located at the Orem Service Center at 748 North 1340 West, Orem Utah right next to the National BSA Scout Shop.

Services Offered

Our new Outdoor Center provides four core services:

Uniform Exchange

thumbnail_img_4868The Outdoor Center will sell used Scouting uniforms for both youth and adults for a low fee. Many Scouting leaders and parents have asked for this option and we are pleased to make it available.

The Outdoor Center will also accept donations of gently used Scouting uniforms (pants and shirts) for youth and adult. If you are not able to donate these item, we will also purchase shirt and pants for a low fixed price.

For more information about our Uniform Exchange click here.

Outdoor and Program Equipment Rentals

Is your troop lacking a stove or Dutch Oven to use during your next campout? Rent it from us! An extra tent? Check.

Are you needing some extra displays and decorations for your next Eagle Court of Honor? Or perhaps your Blue & Gold Banquet? We’ve got you covered.

Our Outdoor Center is the place to come for all sorts of equipment or program and decoration supplies for your Scouting activities. We will be adding new rental items monthly, so keep checking with us! See our rental catalog here.

In fact, if you ever have something that you’d like us to make available for rent, please let us know, we’ll do all we can to make it happen!

Trading Post and Online Advancement Order Pick-Up

Did you know that you can order your Scouting unit’s advancement awards online? Have a Pack meeting coming up? Order from us online, and we’ll have it all ready for you to pick up in our new Outdoor Center! Got a Court of Honor next week? Order online from us and we’ll even ship it to your home! Do you hear us now?

We also will have items that are normally only available in our summer camp Trading Posts available for online ordering. Things like the popular Liahona Award and camp shirts and hats.

Not interested in ordering online? That’s okay – come in person to our Outdoor Center and you can purchase the same items!

Outdoor Information

img_4852-copyWondering where to take your Scouts for next month’s campout? Come talk to our experts in our Outdoor Center – we’ll have some great ideas for you! We may even make suggestions of activities that you can do during your campout to help your youth on their journey of ‘becoming.’

Looking for a service project? We’ve got some ideas there too!

You get the idea…

Our Experts

We’d like to introduce our team to you because they are the best! They are:

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Ali Mohammad, our Director of Council Scout Shops

 

 

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Susan Harmon, a long-time and extremely knowledgeable program expert

 

 

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Dae Richey, our Quartermaster and rental manager

 

 

We are so excited to better serve you through our new Trading Post and Outdoor Center. We hope to help you better utilize the Scouting program to positively affect boy’s lives through:

  • Offering low-cost, used uniforms
  • Provide outdoor and program resources for your use
  • Simplify your life through online ordering of advancement pieces and other select items
  • Help you with ideas to simplify and expand your monthly camping experiences

Your new Trading Post and Outdoor Center hours are:

Monday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday-Friday – 9:00am – 6:00pm

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