wood badge pilot course registration
By Madison Austin
May 30, 2018

Be a Wood Badge pioneer: participate in the pilot courses of the updated program

This July, be a pioneer in shaping future leaders by participating in the new, pilot Wood Badge course! In preparation of the Wood Badge Centennial in 2020, the Wood Badge program is being updated. Only a handful of pilot programs are available across the nation and the Utah National Parks Council has been given the […]

free summer activity cub scouts
By Madison Austin
May 29, 2018

The best free and discounted activities for Cub Scouts this summer 

It’s almost summer-time, which means your Cubs will be out of school soon and filled with energy to use. Get them out of the house with these great free and discounted activities for Cub Scout-aged youth. They will love exploring the world around them while you save some money and get the kids out of […]

By Community Submission
May 23, 2018

Fieldbook: The Forgotten Tome of BSA Outdoor Knowledge

The word “tome” often refers to ancient, scholarly books, filled with knowledge. Considering the important, historical texts of Scouting, some could call the BSA Fieldbook a famous tome of the movement. However, as fewer and fewer Scouters reference this learned document, it has become a forgotten tome of the BSA. By forgetting this important text, […]

By Madison Austin
May 18, 2018

Top 4 Comments on LDS – BSA Announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this past week that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. There was a mixed response as many Scouters began wondering what this news means for the BSA and reflected on their time in the […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 18, 2018

How to Support and Integrate Older Boys in the Troop

Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be no longer be a chartered-partner with the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2020, most LDS units will continue the Scouting experience. That means there is still a need to know how to support and integrate older boys into the troop. So, what are […]

By Melany Gardner
May 14, 2018

Honorees Compared to the Good Samaritan at the 2018 Influential Women in Scouting Event

Mother’s Day came two days early for 24 exemplary women Friday evening. Among the honorees of the 2018 Influential Women in Scouting Award there were mothers, educators, camp directors, wood badgers, district leaders and amazing Scouters. See all the awardees here.  Sister Dana Wiest of the Primary General Board spoke to these women and their […]

By Annaleis Smith
May 11, 2018

Be Known as a Commissioner

I recently re-watched the LDS Commissioner’s Orientation video narrated by The BSA National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist.  If you haven’t watched it or even if you have and it’s been a while, I recommend that all stake leaders watch it. (It only takes about 10 mins)  There were a couple of lines specifically that caught my […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council Committed to Serving LDS Youth and Future Community Partners

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announced that beginning in 2020, the Church will no longer charter Scouting units because they will be launching a new program that meets the needs of their increasingly global membership. […]

LDS/BSA Relationship
By Boy Scouts of America
May 08, 2018

Joint Statement from LDS Church and BSA

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America released this joint statement today regarding the future of their partnership: A Joint Statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and The Boy Scouts of America May 9, 2018 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and […]

By Melany Gardner
May 02, 2018

Scout Me In and Scouts BSA: How the Program Name Change Affects You

Today the Boy Scouts of America unveiled the new name of the Boy Scout program, changing it to  “Scouts BSA” for older boys and girls ages 11-17 to ensure all youth feel welcome and can see themselves in Scouting. With a scheduled launch on Feb. 1, 2019, boys and girls in separate troops who are […]

service day
By Julia Thompson
Apr 18, 2018

Service Day at Camp Eagle Mountain, Utah’s Newest Camp

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, hundreds gathered to volunteer in a service day at the Utah National Parks Council’s newest camp in Eagle Mountain. Service Day Volunteers reported for service day duty at 9 a.m. with shovels in hand. The sunny day with a light breeze was good for hard labor. Various groups of all […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 13, 2018

How To Complete This Unique UNPC Commissioner College Patch

Do you have this patch? If you have attended a Commissioner College (live or online) in the Utah National Parks Council since January 2014 you should have received the above patch just for attending. (Usually awarded as part of the closing ceremony)  But it is just the start of your UNPC Commissioner College patch. Here […]

trail to eagle sponsor
By Julia Thompson
Apr 11, 2018

Trail to Eagle Sponsors: Local Companies Help Scouts

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest achievement possible for those in the Scouting program. Only 4% of all Scouts reach this rank. In addition to earning at least 21 merit badges, they must exemplify the Scout Oath and Law and hold positions of leadership. They must also complete a project. While this last piece […]

dynamic scrip
By Julia Thompson
Apr 10, 2018

Dynamic Scrip: Make Money by Supporting Scouting

Dynamic Scrip The Utah National Parks Council has recently partnered with Dynamic Scrip to create a more engaging and universal fundraising experience. This program allows you to get back and give back using Dynamic Pay. Dynamic Pay Dynamic Scrip is changing the way you buy with Dynamic Pay. Like a Costco membership, you pay an annual fee […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently […]

pathway to priesthood
By Julia Thompson
Apr 08, 2018

Pathway to Priesthood: Scouting Promotes Leadership, Citizenship and Priesthood Preparation

Pathway to Priesthood: Scouting Promotes Leadership, Citizenship, and Priesthood Preparation As the longest formal chartered partner of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting has been a staple in the LDS Church for a long time. The reason the Church has stuck with Scouting is that the program truly promotes the important goals the Church seeks to […]