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 […]

winter luau
By Julia Thompson
Feb 10, 2018

How Our Winter Luau Klondike was Foiled by Snow

Hey Utah! Where’s the snow? It is no secret that the weather in Utah this year has been interesting, to say the least. A few early snowstorms and a mostly white Christmas created a vision of days in mittens with hot chocolate and weekends on the slopes. Instead, we have had sunny, short-sleeved days at the park. […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Safety

In this article we are featuring the program module for safety 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.) Be Prepared for Safety “Somebody once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, what exactly Scouts should “be prepared” for. […]

fundraising
By Julia Thompson
Feb 06, 2018

Fundraising of All Shapes and Sizes

Fundraising and Donations: How You Can Help Here at the Utah National Parks Council, we have many amazing donors, sponsors, volunteers, and grantors. And, we understand that not everyone is able to volunteer or donate enough money to get a camp named after you. But, that does not mean you care any less! So, what […]

By Maloree Anderson
Feb 05, 2018

10 Totally Cheap Date Ideas You’ll Want to Try Using the Scout Saver Card

Date night should be a time for relaxation and just plain old fun without having to worry about the strain you may put on your wallet. Thanks to the Scout Saver Card couples can finally go on dates that are not only unique, but affordable! Plus, having an extraordinary date can turn out to be […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Feb 04, 2018

How Can LDS Scouts Celebrate Scout Sunday?

Do you remember when, not too long ago, LDS Scouts would wear their uniforms to church and proudly pass out the sacrament on Scout Sunday? Many Scouts still hold dear the fond memories of being able to proudly represent their troop and the BSA organization in front of their church community on Scout Sunday. They […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 01, 2018

Program Feature Series: Financial Management

In this article we are featuring the program module for financial management 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.) Earning, Saving, Spending “In 2012, an NFL player named Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy even though he had earned […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 31, 2018

Super Scout Savings in Utah County for Super Bowl 52

It’s that time of year again — Super Bowl Sunday. A time where families spend an exorbitant amount of money on food and then gather together to devour that food while they watch a football game. Sure, pizza, chicken wings, burgers, and other classic dishes are delicious during the big game, but they can cost a pretty […]

By Community Submission
Jan 26, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

*  Update – Online College postponed 1 week. You can still register for the next online bachelor track of UNPC Commissioner College.  This next set of classes will start Feb 4, 2018 Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the […]

Program Feature : Spectator Sports
By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 25, 2018

Program Feature Series: Spectator Sports

In this article we are featuring the program module for spectator sports 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.) Go Team! “At some time in our lives, we all get a chance to participate in sports. Through hard […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 22, 2018

Local Scouts Have a Blast Creating Derby Cars at Champ Camp in Orem

Champ Camp at the Orem Scout office was a success! This past Saturday, January 20, Scouts took shelter from the snowy weather in our Orem Scout office at Champ Camp to start, continue or finish their pinewood derby cars.  With Scouts already hard at work shaping their blocks into cars, the wonderful smell of cut […]

By Dale Munk
Jan 21, 2018

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 2018. 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
Jan 20, 2018

Announcing New Camp Opening in Eagle Mountain

Thanks to a generous donation, the Utah National Parks Council is now home to not twelve, but thirteen camps! We are excited to officially announce this new camp in Eagle Mountain and are anxious to start developing a place where youth, families, and the community take their adventures to the outdoors. The camp will be […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 19, 2018

Eagle Scout, Dexter Ellis, Earns All 138 Merit Badges and Much More

Any of the four percent of Scouts who have earned their Eagle Award know that completing all of the requirements necessary is a task that takes years of commitment and sheer willpower— it’s no wonder Scouts commonly (and proudly) admit that earning their Eagle was the hardest thing they have ever done.  But what happens […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 18, 2018

Commissioner College – Now or later?

UNPC College of Commissioner Science – When will you attend?  Now or later?  Maybe both? There is still time to register (Walk in registrations welcome) American Fork Commissioner College Saturday January 20, 2018. If you can’t make this one there are additional options: Online Bachelor College – Starts January 28th (More information can be found […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 18, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Paddle Sports

Make a splash with Canoeing, Kayaking, and stand up Paddleboarding Long before people voyaged across the oceans in ships powered by sails and engines, they began to cross the water using paddle craft. Early in human history, what started off as swimming with something that floated turned into building rafts and using a device for […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 16, 2018

Apply Now for $5,000 Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship

Are you the next recipient of the Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship? Youthlinc is now looking for a recipient for its $5,000 Youthlinc humanitarian scholarship. Youthlinc is a Utah based nonprofit organization that links youth to local and international service opportunities to help them become lifetime humanitarians. The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award will award youth who have […]