Tag Archives: advancement

By Community Submission
Aug 01, 2018

Take Your Next Outing to Guard Quarters – A Hidden National Historic Place

Approximately 3.75 miles up Provo Canyon lay Guard Quarters (a little known and hidden National Historic place). The Guard Quarters in Provo Canyon was one of three fortifications built in Utah during what was called the “Utah War”, a bloodless conflict between the United States Government and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

Eagle Scouts
By Community Submission
Jun 22, 2018

16 Eagles

An Eagle Court of Honor honoring 16 Eagle Scout candidates was held Sunday, March 25, 2018, for the Santa Clara 10th Ward’s BSA Troop 1806. Those young men receiving the Eagle Rank award were: Wyatt Phelps, Caleb Slater, Reese Parkinson, Conner Taylor, Cort Taylor, Brandon Redfearn, Isaac Bloxham, Leo Bloxham, Remington Harris, Tyler Awerkamp, Nate […]

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 […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Feb 20, 2018

Sign up your 11-year-old for PIT 21 now!

What is the PIT 21 program? Program PIT 21 is an acronym for People Interested in Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class. PIT 21 is just the older term for Trail to First Class. “The name needed to be changed when the BSA increased the requirements for the rank of Scout significantly and so we started teaching […]

By David Johnson
Nov 22, 2017

Special Merit Badge Adventure at Maple Dell Scout Camp

We are pleased to announce that Maple Dell Scout Camp will be holding a Special Merit Badge Adventure on December 8-9, 2017 at Maple Dell. Bring your Scout unit for a night of camping and post-summer opportunities to earn merit badges and rank requirements in the beautiful, mountainous setting of Maple Dell Scout Camp. This […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 11, 2017

Scouts Discovered Ecosystems During ‘Scout Night’ at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The earth’s ecosystems are mysterious and fascinating. Each individual environment is uniquely developed into its own little, functioning world. Scouts had a chance to discover, learn, and explore a few of these extraordinary systems during Loveland Living Planet Aquarium‘s “Scout Night.” “Scout Night” at the Aquarium includes admission, hands-on activities, mini classes, and more. Scouts […]

By Madison Austin
Sep 28, 2017

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp Make Advancement a Breeze

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp have proved time and time again to be a great atmosphere for Scouts to have fun and pursue advancement. This past weekend, the Porter Rockwell District of the Utah National Parks Council put together and hosted the whole event. It was a great success and we are […]

By Ali Mohammad
Sep 25, 2017

FREE Shipping on Online Ordering of Scouting Advancement Awards

***FREE shipping on all online orders October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 only!*** 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 […]

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 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 […]

By Bryan Wendell
Jul 24, 2017

Camping Changes for 2nd and 1st Class

Since Lord Baden-Powell’s first campout on Brownsea Island, the outdoors has been an important part of Scouting. Fun things happen on campouts, and they can be a place where advancement occurs. However because LDS eleven-year-old Scouts may participate in only three one-night camps a year, these Scouts can only advance to the Second Class Rank. […]

By Darryl Alder
Jul 19, 2017

National Scout Jamboree Offers Advancement Opportunities

Today nearly 24,000 Scouts and Venturers will arrive at the Bechtel Summit Reserve for the 17th National Jamboree. Our blogging team arrives there tomorrow and you can follow our stories at voiceofscouting.org. But for now, know that excitement is in the air as Scouts are unpacking for the adventure of a lifetime. As part of their […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 30, 2017

Finding Exceptional Ways to Meet Advancement Requirements without Exception

“Meet the requirements as they are written with no exception.” This quote is from the Guide to Advancement, topic 10.2.2.0. At first glance, it may sound a bit harsh or restrictive. It could even leave one wondering how a Scout with special needs can meet requirements that seem too tough. Well, through some creativity and […]

By Darryl Alder
May 23, 2017

Outdoor Summertime Activities Help Cubs on Path to Advancement

School is out. Summertime means warmer weather; it’s a great time to take your Cub Scout pack outdoors. Successful outdoor events will help Cubs on the adventure path to advancement fulfill requirements while having a great time.  Outdoor skills and awareness is one of the desired outcomes of the Cub Scout program. Dens and packs […]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 01, 2017

Why Guide to Advancement is the Best Source on Policy

Recently, the Troop Leader’s Guidebook, Volume II was released with an error under ‘Alternative Merit Badges for the Eagle Scout Rank’ on page 156. It stated: “3. The candidate must complete as many of the requirements of the required merit badges as his ability permits.” This is an incorrect statement and will be corrected in the next […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Jan 20, 2017

Eighty-three Have Earned Venturing Summit Award

Since the creation of the Summit Award only two years ago, 83 intrepid Venturers have earned Venturing’s pinnacle award, which is similar to that of the Eagle Scout rank for Boy Scouting or the Quartermaster Award for Sea Scouting. To attain the Summit Award, each Venturer must first work their way up through the prerequisites […]