By Community Submission
Aug 18, 2017

One Stake Leaders Thoughts On the BSA’s Continuing Relationship with the Church

During a a recent court of honor, I felt impressed to speak about the continuing relationship that the Church will have with the Boy Scouts of America. Here are a few of my thoughts that I shared with these boys, leaders and parents. We all know that our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, loves Scouting. The […]

By Elder Dale Munk
Aug 17, 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 […]

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Gateway
By Kevin Hunt
Aug 16, 2017

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp 2017 Became One Adventure After Another

It was the privilege of Lou (my wife) and me to serve this summer on staff at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  We were both commissioners who served the troops, leaders, and Scouts who came to the camp.  We are from Mesa, Arizona but to get out of the scorching heat – and to help […]

By Ali Mohammad
Aug 14, 2017

Online Ordering of Scouting Advancement Awards Now Available

Effective immediately, leaders in the Utah National Parks Council who have completed their online internet advancement can order their advancement awards through our online order form and have them shipped directly to their house or pick them up at their local Council Service Center just in time for their pack meeting or court of honor. […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 14, 2017

Work Towards Your Eagle Year-round by Attending Merit Badge Adventures!

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round! Merit Badge Adventures is just that, a Friday through Saturday adventure at one of our Scout camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Troops can now combine their monthly campout with merit badge work – no […]

By Maria Milligan
Aug 13, 2017

Elder Holland asks Scouts to Step Up in their Priesthood Duties

One of the highlights of Jamboree for me was attending the LDS sacrament meeting held at the same large amphitheater that housed the Jamboree shows. It was a quite a contrast to go from thousands of cheering, clapping Scouts on Saturday to 2,100 reverent young men in uniform setting up sacrament tables or sitting quietly […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 12, 2017

Take a Peek Inside the New Venturing Toolbox

In May 2017, the national office released a new Venturing Training Toolbox that joins with the Venturing Marketing Toolbox and other crew resources at venturing.org. This new toolbox can help both youth and adult Venturers learn and give presentations more effectively. It is an entirely free toolbox where you can obtain information and presentation materials for […]

By Advancement News
Aug 11, 2017

The Blue Card: a Vital Record

In the March-April 2017 issue of the Advancement News, they discussed the “Process of Counseling.” In that article, they mentioned the role that the “Application For Merit Badge” (aka the “Blue Card”) plays in the overall merit badge earning process. This follow-up article will deal more directly with some of the specific areas of the […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 10, 2017

Executive Board Meeting, August 10, 2017

About thirty members of Utah National Park’s Council gathered early today at the Orem Service Center for their quarterly Executive Board Meeting. Following an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, and recitation of the Scout Oath and Law, minutes from the last three months meetings were approved. Alan Rex reported on the annual audit and its […]

By Mac McIntire
Aug 07, 2017

Thoughts on the New Teacher-Priest Activity Program

Mac McIntire is a dedicated Scouter who has posted more than 80 blogs at the LDS-BSA Relationship Blog. Each week I read his thought provoking articles with interest and I often repost part of something he writes. But this week you need to read his whole post, especially if you are still uptight about the future […]

By Kevin Hunt
Aug 05, 2017

Troop 605 Came to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Going Forward and Full Steam Ahead

Troop 605 of Richfield, Utah came to our Thunder Ridge Scout Camp with the attitude of “going forward and full steam ahead.” I knew that they were going to be impressive as they first arrived at the troop check-in canopy. All fourteen boys came dressed alike in their “Class B” uniforms – with their tan […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 05, 2017

LDS Den Leader Training: Introduction – Help I’m a new den leader!

Welcome to the LDS Den Leader Training Introduction – This series of post is designed for Wolf, Bear and Webelos den leaders who have been called to serve in Cub Scout packs chartered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We hope to give den leaders the basic information they need to conduct a successful […]

By Ann Shumway
Aug 04, 2017

Family Fun at the Partner & Pal Campout

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 8-9 at Camp Jeremiah Johnson for the Partner and Pal Campout. Register for this event here! Parents and children will participate together in boats, archery, shooting BB guns, fishing, and climbing a bouldering wall. You will […]

By Katie Morrell
Aug 03, 2017

Crossing Countries and Cultures: Chinese Families Visit Tifie Scout Camp

Scouting unites youth across the entire globe by giving them a common goal, personal development. Scouts in every country wear the purple world crest, an emblem of unity and a symbol that no matter the location, Scouting is a worldwide brotherhood.  This week at Tifie Scout Camp, Scouters were reminded of this sacred bond by […]

By Madison Austin
Aug 02, 2017

These Awesome Drone Shots Let You Take a Trip to Beaver High Adventure Base Without Ever Leaving Your House

Tall, green trees shrink beneath you. The mountainous horizon extends in front. Tiny, ant-sized deer graze below. This is the view you get while flying over Beaver High Adventure Base. And you don’t have to rent your own helicopter to visit Beaver from the air. Aaron Baker, a staff member at Beaver High Adventure Base, took […]

By Advancement News
Aug 01, 2017

Summertime Awards Make Advancement Easy

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” So go the words of a popular song. Too often our Cub Scout leaders decide to take it easy too, but summertime is a great time for advancement to take place. A year-round program provides opportunities and variety for Cub Scouts. The BSA has awards for packs, dens, and […]