By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 11, 2018

500-Mile Bike Ride Forever Changes Scouts Spiritually and Physically

Picture this, it’s the year 1992, you’re 14-years-old, and you are a Scout/member of the Teacher’s Quorum. Now imagine that you and your Troop/Quorum just decided that you are going to participate in a seven-day bike ride spanning 500 miles. On that 500-mile bike ride, imagine that you will have to brave ferocious headwinds along […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Pioneering

In this article we are featuring the program module for pioneering from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Outdoor Fun that is Timeless! “Like always, the majority of today’s Scouts love the kind of woodsy activities that provide outdoor […]

By Maloree Anderson
Mar 07, 2018

How to Do a Successful Eagle Court of Honor

Once an Eagle Scout successfully completes his Board of Review, he can begin planning and preparing for his Eagle Court of Honor. Courts of Honor can be as casual or formal as the Eagle Scout would like. For example, any where from a backyard BBQ to a dressy ceremony, the Eagle Court of Honor should […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 06, 2018

The Cub Scout BCL

While it may seem strange to start a Cub Scout article with a screen shot from the Aaronic Priesthood Leader Training on lds.org, just stick with me and I’ll show you how it might connect.   What is the BCL? Over the last year I have been in a number of Scout meetings where the […]

world scout jamboree 2019
By Julia Thompson
Mar 05, 2018

World Scout Jamboree 2019: Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the largest event from the World Organization of the Scout Movement. About 50,000 Scouts coming from more than 160 countries attend. The aims of WSJ are to promote peace and understanding among youth from different places and cultures. Many activities take place during the event located at the Summit […]

girls klondike
By Julia Thompson
Mar 03, 2018

First All Girls Klondike

Klondikes aren’t anything new. In fact, it’s been an icy adventure that Scouts have been competing in for years. But, today, March 3, 2018, marks the first annual All Girls Klondike Derby. Young women, ages 12-18, were invited to the Klondike to participate in some of the most thrilling and unique activities a girl could ask […]

program feature nature
By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 01, 2018

Program Feature Series: Nature and Environment

In this article we are featuring the program module for nature and environment from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Taking Care of Our Home “Few Americans spend more time in the outdoors than Scouts. Whenever you camp, […]

Scout Show Booth
By Madison Austin
Feb 28, 2018

Host a Scout Show Booth at the Utah Valley Scout Show

  At the upcoming Utah Valley Scout Show, YOU can be the host of your very own Scout Show booth. Teach a skill, play a game or do a Scout activity – the options are endless for what you can do at your booth! To host a booth, call Candace Hutchinson – 385-223-0956 or Sign up Online  […]

new camp dave pack
By Madison Austin
Feb 28, 2018

Community Members Learn About New Camp at Public Forum in Eagle Mountain

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, a public forum was held in Eagle Mountain regarding the plans for the new camp that will be constructed in the area. Members of the Council staff met with community members to share details and answer questions. While the attendees showed a lot of support and enthusiasm, they also brought […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Feb 20, 2018

Sign up your 11-year-old for PIT 21 now!

What is the PIT 21 program? Program PIT 21 is an acronym for People Interested in Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class. PIT 21 is just the older term for Trail to First Class. “The name needed to be changed when the BSA increased the requirements for the rank of Scout significantly and so we started teaching […]

By Julia Thompson
Feb 16, 2018

Single Mom, Allison Jackson, Found Purpose Through Scouting

Single Mom to Scouter Allison Jackson, a single mom from a small Pennsylvania town, used Scouting to light her way home after years lost at sea. She was inactive in the Church and frustrated with people. She felt like an outsider looking in, wanting badly to belong. Out of the blue, a sister called Allison […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Feb 15, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Music

Pitch, Tempo, and Rhythm Music is essentially thoughts and feelings expressed through sound and rhythm. Joy, celebration, happiness, anger, sorrow, fear, love—the list of emotions that can be expressed by music could go on and on. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more […]

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 Julia Thompson
Feb 13, 2018

Looking for Committee Members for CampMaster Corp at Camp Jeremiah Johnson

Do you love the outdoors? Do you enjoy planning fun activities? Do you LOVE Scouting and have spare time? Well, you are in luck! We are looking for people to be on the CampMaster Corp for Camp Jeremiah Johnson. First of all, what is it? The Campmaster Corp is a committee of Scouters and other […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 12, 2018

Give $1–Make a Difference in World Scouting

At the end of World War II, Scouts of all ages in war-torn countries had lost everything and needed help to restart their Scouting programs. In response to these Scouts’ needs, the World Friendship Fund was created. Fundraising efforts were successful and, through the contributions of the members of the Boy Scouts of America, made […]

By Maria Milligan
Feb 12, 2018

New Roundtable Curriculum for LDS Troops

Need help with your Scouting program? Have questions? New to your calling? Roundtable can help! Our new roundtable curriculum is more focused than ever on helping youth have a high-quality activity program that ties to Sunday lessons and goals. Scouting programs facilitate high-quality, boy-led activities. The goal of roundtable is to help stake leaders and […]