By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 18, 2017

Let Them Lead: Preparing Your Plan

The only way to meet your goals reach your vision is to have a plan. President Thomas S. Monson explained, “It is necessary to prepare and to plan so that we don’t fritter away our lives. Without a goal, there can be no real success. One of the best definitions of success I have ever […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Fire Update for Thunder Ridge Boy Scout Camp

There is Fire in the Sky Above Camp Thunder Ridge Saturday morning, June 17th – dawned a beautiful day.  I had to get up earlier than usual to eat and to be prepared to help our first week troops get checked out of camp.  I went out of my tent and was in total amazement […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Look Out Camp Thunder Ridge, Here Come the Warriors

It was the second night of our first week of camp at Camp Thunder Ridge 2017.  And the scene was a campwide flag ceremony. Troop 26 had volunteered to present the ceremony.   I was their assigned camp commissioner but it was at this flag ceremony that they really got my attention. I knew that they […]

By Brad Scherck
Jun 16, 2017

The True Importance of A Youth-led Camp

It was eye-opening for me to see young men and young women together, hiking, climbing, swimming, serving and even shooting at the Tifie Scout Camp with the Pleasant Grove Stake. A 15-year-old young woman screamed in excitement , others smiling, as she held up her target shredded with holes in the bull’s eye. “I’ve never […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 15, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About What’s Happening This Summer At Entrada

The warmth of the red desert surrounds you as you as you pull into camp at Entrada High Adventure Base. It’s 6:30 am and the site is already bustling with life as the staff and campers get ready for a long day of excursions and activities in the Moab Desert. Entrada is special because there […]

By Elder Dale Munk
Jun 14, 2017

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 56,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2016 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 13, 2017

Solving the Camping Dilemma for 11-Year-Old Scouts

Of all the Scouting positions I have done, (I have held every unit leader position), I like the New Scout Patrol the best. However, this patrol in troops around the BSA face all kinds of challenges helping Cub Scouts make the transition from Webelos to Boy Scouting. But, in the LDS Church we face a whole other […]

By Tyler North
Jun 11, 2017

Dejarlos Dirigir: Fijando sus Metas

Fijando metas implica más que simplemente desear o soñar. Como el presidente Thomas S. Monson ha enseñado: “El sólo desearlo no lo hará realidad. El Señor espera nuestro razonamiento; nuestra acción; nuestro trabajo; nuestros testimonios; nuestra devoción” (“Al rescate”, Conferencia General Abril 2001). Prepararse Espiritualmente Las metas significativas y la planificación cuidadosa pueden ayudarnos a […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 11, 2017

Let Them Lead: Setting Your Goals

Goal setting involves more than just wishing or dreaming. As President Thomas S. Monson has taught: “Wishing will not make it so. The Lord expects our thinking. He expects our action. He expects our labors. He expects our testimonies. He expects our devotion” (“To the Rescue,” Ensign, May 2001, 49). Prepare yourself spiritually Meaningful goals […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 10, 2017

Where To Go Camping: Wasatch Mountain State Park Camp Ground

Wasatch Mountain State Park, the state’s oldest park, is in Heber Valley and is both a summer and winter destination. Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic winter venue is located at the park’s south end, and is open year-round for summer and winter activities, including biathlon, cross-country skiing, tubing, mountain biking, and hiking.   There are limited […]

By Natalie Scherck
Jun 08, 2017

Boy Scout Camp for the Whole Ward and Stake?

A Pleasant Grove ward gathers together on a beautiful Thursday morning to pray. They arrived at Tifie Scout Camp on Monday with 59 youth and over a dozen adult leaders. As they stand, the young woman praying asks specifically that they will not be “too hurt or too tired.” They have had many memorable (and apparently […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 07, 2017

Our Camp Thunder Ridge Big Fish Story

Wanna hear our Camp Thunder Ridge big fish story?   Well, here goes. So, my wife, Lou, and I were with the Thunder Ridge camp staff.  Camp Director, Nick Hutchinson, and Program Director, Brad Lundell, had spent many hours of our staff week training all staff in the required stuff that all camp staff members […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Jun 06, 2017

Eagle Scout Rank: Why Those Pesky Reference Letters are Important

Your best buddies know you. Mama grew up with you. Your faithful scoutmaster helped you lead. But, your board of review members for your Eagle may not know how you personally conduct your life. For that reason, reference letters can be a good way for members to verify that you live by the Scout Oath […]