Tag Archives: Adventure Tracks

By Steven Sutherland
Oct 14, 2016

How to Use Our Camp Adventure Tracks to Build Boys

We are aligning our camp programs with the great vision of prophets and Scouting founders: “Scouting brings out the best in each of us.  Help others to hike the trails, to keep steadfast in the paths of truth, honor, duty… that all can soar together on eagle’s wings.” -President Thomas S. Monson   “When I […]

By John Gailey
May 11, 2016

New Merit Badge Adventure Tracks and High Adventure in 2016

Last year we introduced our camp Adventure Tracks—an exciting program for teaching skills, working on merit badges and experiencing challenges in a fun, experiential learning environment instead of in a traditional classroom setting—at Tifie Scout Camp, Scofield Scout Camp and Thunder Ridge Scout Camp and saw exciting results. Experiential learning allows participants to gain firsthand experience with the […]

By Bob Gowans
May 04, 2016

This Summer at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Each morning, as the sun comes over the mountain east of Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer, hundreds of Scouts will be preparing for another great adventure. The Merit Badge Adventure Tracks at Thunder Ridge and other Utah National Parks Council camps will engage the Scouts in a full-immersion program, giving them the opportunity to live the […]

By Steven Sutherland
Nov 16, 2015

Black Diamond Adventure Tracks Will Bring High Adventure to More Camps

At the Utah National Parks Council (UNPC) we are building on the successes of our two high adventure bases (Beaver, and Entrada) by providing new program adventures at these camps, and introducing exciting new Adventure Tracks that we call Black Diamonds, at three of our mainstream Scout camps—Tifie, Thunder Ridge, and Scofield. Read about how […]

By Steven Sutherland
Nov 07, 2015

2015 Camp Adventure Tracks a Huge Success

If you attended a Council camp this year, you might have noticed a some changes and how the Utah National Parks Council is thinking outside of the box. Adventure Tracks were introduced at three pf our Scout camps this summer—Thunder Ridge, Tifie, and Scofield. Turns out, they were a huge success. There was an exciting […]

By Steven Sutherland
Oct 17, 2015

Sailing Academy—Come Sail Away at Scofield Scout Camp

Scofield Scout Camp at Frandsen Scout Ranch launched an exciting new Adventure Track this summer called the Sailing Academy. Adventure Tracks, new in 2015, are two-day experiences that combine technical merit badge requirements with challenging and exciting outdoor activities and team building skills. Adventure Tracks are classified like ski runs—green, blue, and black diamond (e.g., […]

By John Gailey
Feb 04, 2015

Scout Camp Adventure Track Introduction

In an earlier Blog article, we talked about some of the exciting changes coming to three of our Scout camps this year – Tifie Scout Camp, Scofield Scout Camp, and Thunder Ridge Scout Camp. Adventure Tracks Scout camps have historically focused on teaching merit badge classes. Based on feedback from unit leaders and chartered organization partners, […]