By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 07, 2017

How Two Scouting Friends Became Missionary Companions

The phone rang. It was for Elder Zachary Sparks. That wasn’t unusual. Plenty of missionaries got assigned new companions right before transfers. However, this transfer call was directly from the mission president. That was unusual.  “We felt inspired to put you with Elder Saunders,” he told Elder Sparks, who was just months away from finishing […]

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 06, 2017

Get Your Halloween Spook On At Camp

Looking for a hair-raising, family-friendly activity to get in the Halloween spirit? Look no further! Through the month of October Camp Jeremiah Johnson and Maple Dell Scout Camp are hosting hauntingly fun programs that the whole family can enjoy, (not just Scouts)! Tis’ the season to be scared! Halloween Ghost Trails Maple Dell Scout Camp […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 05, 2017

Join us at the Celebration of Eagles – October 26th, 2017

This year the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the virtues of Scouting at the Celebration of Eagles Banquet on October 26th, at 7 PM, at the Provo Marriott Hotel Ballroom. The Celebration of Eagles event is an annual banquet to honor adult Eagle Scouts who have devoted their lives to service and have […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 04, 2017

Commissioner Training in St. George!

Saturday Sept. 16th, 2017 More information and registration can be found at utahscouts.org If you can’t make it to St. George be sure to plan to make it to the next college which sill be Saturday October 14th in Spanish Fork.Don’t know what commissioner college is or why you might want to attend?  You can […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 03, 2017

Let Them Lead: Finding Your Vision (Part 2)

In order to reach your eternal potential and do the work the Lord has for you, you need to have a vision of your eternal destiny and what success truly looks like in the eyes of the Lord. Elder M. Russell Ballard explains: “God expresses His love for us by providing the guidance we need to progress […]

By Kevin Hunt
Sep 02, 2017

All Scouts Love to Carve, Carve, Carve Those Sticks

While I was at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer (in all of its wanderings), I enjoyed showing Scouts and leaders some of my carved walking sticks.  Everywhere I went, the boys were especially interested in them.  They were all very intrigued with the carving process and the end result.  I noted too, that […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 01, 2017

You Need to Talk to Your Cub Scout-Aged Son About Sexual Intimacy

Before I start this article, please know that this is my opinion. Pray about what is right for the needs of your sons and daughters regarding the topics of sexual intimacy. Remember, it is never appropriate for Scouting leaders to discuss sexual conduct with youth. While this is a Scouting blog, we like to offer resources […]

By Pualani Graham
Sep 01, 2017

Silver Beaver Award Ceremony Sept. 23, 2017

  The Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual Silver Beaver Recognition on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 2:00 pm. This event will be held in the double chapels in Orem, 735 East 800 South, in the south chapel.  The keynote speaker for this event will be Rondo Feldberg, the previous president of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 31, 2017

Prove You’re Scout Strong in the Title of Liberty Virtual Race

Open to Scouts, parents and anyone up for a good run, this virtual race can be your own 5k, 10k or half marathon you run anywhere and anytime between Oct 1-15. Register Here In partnership with SymbolArts, The Utah National Parks Council is sponsoring a virtual race fundraiser. A portion of your race registration fee will […]

By Dale Munk
Aug 28, 2017

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2017. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 27, 2017

Let Them Lead: Valuing Others

Everyone around us has unique talents, goals, interests, and skills. At the same time, we are all children of God. Understanding and embracing the things that make us different while recognizing how we are all the same will help us relate better to others.   In a talk about the differences between people in the Church, President Dieter […]

By Debbie Spoons
Aug 26, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

This post contains updated dates, as of August 10, 2017.  Scout leaders, get ready for Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready. To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure. Dates: September […]

By David Johnson
Aug 26, 2017

Year-Round Maple Dell Activities Aren’t Just for Scouts

The term “Scout camp” may make you assume that Maple Dell is just for boys–but it isn’t. In fact, young men, young women, young single adult, school, church, and family groups are all invited to come to Maple Dell Scout Camp in Payson Canyon for year-round activities. Challenge yourself and your group with these outdoor […]

By Melany Gardner
Aug 24, 2017

Animated Friends of Scouting Video Explains Where the Money Goes

Ever wonder where Friends of Scouting dollars go? How is the money used? What does the Council really do for local Scouting? Explore these questions with John, a new Scoutmaster, as he discusses these questions with his bishop. John is a new Scoutmaster feeling a little overwhelmed. He has lots of questions about his new […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2017

Do You Need an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills?

Nearly every Scouter in the Council has some training in Scouting and now, with the new online courses at my.Scouting.org training has become a breeze. However, the capstone to basic training, is NorthStar or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. This course is only taught well… outdoors.  In order to be considered “trained,” along with Scoutmaster Specific Training, […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 21, 2017

Scouts Soar High During Aviation Adventure

The Wasatch District hosted an Aviation Merit Badge Adventure last Saturday at the Heber Municipal Airport. Scouts trickled in Friday evening prepping themselves for the adventure. As classes started the Scouts got a surprise when a medical chopper touched down right outside the building and boys got to explore and ask questions about the helicopter. Soon […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 20, 2017

Let Them Lead: Leading Yourself

In 3rd Nephi 12:28, the Lord says, “Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your father who is in heaven is perfect.” Though perfection may seem out of reach for us, we know that with Heavenly Father’s help and the power of Jesus Christ’s atonement, we can become better and […]

By Ryan Bertram
Aug 19, 2017

Got Moab? Experience UEA Fall Break at Entrada High-Adventure Base

UEA fall break, Oct. 19-21, is the perfect time to head to Entrada High Adventure Base near Moab, Utah for a weekend of high adventure activities for a couple of reasons. One reason is for the moderate weather conditions in beautiful red rock country, and two for a discounted biking course through dinosaur country…and why […]