Category Archives: LDS Scouting

All about Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 21, 2019

Youth Conferences, Girls Camp, and More: Outdoor Adventures Waiting to Happen

For years now, many of our outdoor locations have been popular destinations for large youth groups. With trained staff on-hand in case anything goes wrong, high-quality amenities, and exciting activities, you can’t find better locations or prices. Whether you need space to accommodate a small group, like for your ward’s girl’s camp, or you have […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 27, 2019

Why Church Members Should Use Scouting to Complement the New Youth Initiative

In May 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they will be launching a new youth initiative in 2020. This means the Church will no longer be a chartered partner with the Boy Scouts of America. However, that doesn’t mean Church members can’t take advantage of the benefits of Scouting for […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jun 22, 2019

Scouting as a Resource for Members of the Church

As Scout leaders in the Utah National Parks Council, we wholeheartedly support the Church’s forthcoming initiative for children and youth, which will provide opportunities for “large gatherings and personal development through goals and achievement of goals.” Currently, we are planning how Scouting can complement this inspired initiative. As you—parents and leaders—identify the wide range of […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 08, 2019

Scout Me In: Join Scouting in Your Community Today!

Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership and so much more.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best-right-now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that put kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. There have […]

By Madison Austin
May 30, 2019

Introducing the Duty to God Buffalo Award

“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 […]

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By Madison Austin
Mar 12, 2019

Church Groups can use Council Scout Camps for their own Programs, Even Past 2019

Scouting is not going anywhere after 2019, and neither are the many camps in our Council that have become the well-known and beloved sites for church encampments, youth conferences, father and son campouts, girls camps, and more. And just because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving away from the Scouting program […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 23, 2019

Why I believe Scouting should be a part of your home-centered learning.

Disclaimer: I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a volunteer for the Utah National Parks Council of the BSA. The following thoughts are based on my personal experience and ideas and in no way express any official position or recommendation of the Utah National Parks Council nor of the Church.  […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 14, 2019

Get Educated at University of Scouting 2019

Get Educated at the University of Scouting coming up Feb. 23, 2109, from 8 am – 4 pm at 864 W 800 S, Orem, UT. Register at utahscouts.org/uos. The University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy Scout (soon to be Scouts BSA), and Venturing leaders. This one-day training conference is for leaders […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 04, 2019

Four Generations of Eagle Scouts

Preston Hyatt – An Eagle Scout, former member of the Young Men General Board, and Chaplain of the 1964 National Jamboree, founded the first Cub Scout pack in Utah County shortly after the LDS church officially adopted the Cub Scouting program. He also contributed to revisiting and rewriting the Explorer Handbook, and was a National […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 31, 2018

My Pack’s plan for 2019

I’d like to share my pack’s plan for 2019. I am the Cubmaster for a Pack 80, chartered to the Spanish Fork 12th ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We, like most of the packs and troops in the Utah National Parks Council, are looking at the beginning of our final year. […]

By Maria Milligan
Dec 24, 2018

How Scouts Can Help “Light the World” – Week 4

This Christmas, we are following along with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” campaign. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. This movement encourages everyone to follow His example this Christmas and find ways to share our time, love, and […]

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 Annaleis Smith
Dec 03, 2018

Attend the Lehi Commissioner College on January 19th!

Saturday, January 19th in Lehi there will be a College of Commissioner Science (aka Commissioner College) and registration is open now. Why you should attend: Every unit deserves a Unit Commissioner and this may just be the perfect volunteer spot for you. Our council will soon be in need of lots more “New-Unit” Commissioners to […]

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 […]