Tag Archives: Boy Scouts

By Madison Austin
May 20, 2017

Get Ready For Camp Event – A Success!

At the Utah National Parks Council in Orem, Utah, the yearly “Get Ready for Camp” event brought families and Boy Scouts into the Scout Shop to get ready for a summer of camps.  This yearly event features everything a boy would need to prepare for any of the Boy Scout camps they are heading to. […]

By Michelle Carpenter
May 06, 2017

3D Printing: A New Take on an Old Derby Tradition

  The moment is epic and traditional—wooden, carefully painted cars glide down the track, the hopes of a young boy mounted on fast rolling wheels.   But, traditions change, and it’s okay.   With developing technology, shaping a car from wood is simply not the only option. Before everyone gets mad and screams at me […]

By Jarom Shaver
Mar 20, 2017

Excellence in Life and All 138 Merit Badges – Neil Mayfield

Cornelius Mayfield, or Neil for short, does not shy away from hard work. In fact, he looks for it, and then he thrives in it. Just before his 17th birthday, Mayfield accomplished what very few Boy Scouts have ever or will ever accomplish. Mayfield finished all 138 merit badges.  “Neil has a natural inclination to achieve […]

By Jarom Shaver
Mar 08, 2017

Does Scouting Keep Boys on Missions?

The answer is yes and no. Of course, Scouting has much to offer to prospective missionaries. That’s obvious; the Church wouldn’t include it in their youth programs if it didn’t. Many of our youth even achieve the high esteemed Eagle Scout rank. However, the real questions are, why are they achieving the Eagle Scout rank? […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Jan 21, 2017

Why Boys Want to Go to Jamboree 2017

Saturday, January 14th, a large group of leaders and youth from across Utah clamored into a LDS church building. They grabbed muffins and juice. They scribbled notes during classes and asked questions. They collaborated on details for a Scouting event still nearly six months away–Jamboree 2017. According to Wikipedia, “The national Scout jamboree is a […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 17, 2016

Five Unusual Uses for Maple Dell Scout Camp

You might think Maple Dell Scout Camp is an ideal place to take Scouts camping, and you’re right. It’s proximity to nature, updated facilities, and hip camp staff are enough to make any teenage boy’s head spin. But, here are some unusual uses for the camp you might not have considered: 1. Throw a playful […]

By Susan Cheever
Jul 28, 2016

Online Scouting Registration — Available to everyone!

The initial phase of the BETA test for online registration has been completed. This exciting tool is now available for every unit in our Council to use. There are three vital points to remember if we are going to implement online registration successfully in our Council. Every registered unit leader and COR must have a […]

By Maria Milligan
Jan 16, 2015

Making the Most out of the New Program Features: Part 3

Once you have planned the annual conference (Part 1) and successfully held it (Part 2), you need to make sure your plan is carried out. This post will go over creating the calendar after your conference and making it useful. This includes using monthly planning as a time to check on your progress, remind everyone […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]

By KSL News
Nov 19, 2013

Vandalized arch receives much-needed makeover from Boy Scouts

VERNAL — When Brent Taylor first heard about Moonshine Arch, the scoutmaster for Troop 544 knew it was a perfect spot for a weekend campout. And when he found out the arch had been vandalized, Taylor knew his Scouts could clean it up. “I thought this would be a good service project for the boys,” […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 31, 2013

LDS Church Celebrates “A Century of Honor” with the Boy Scouts

Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated its 100 year association with the Boy Scouts of America. It was on May 21, 1913 that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formally sponsored Scouting as the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood. Titled, “A Century of Honor,” the program showed how […]

By A. Cory Maloy
May 24, 2013

Why the New Boy Scout Membership Policy is a Big Win for Youth

(This blog post originally appeared on Cory Maloy’s Blog) It has been a big week for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). On May 23, the voting members of the National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction of its membership policy denying membership to youth based on sexual orientation. The change will go […]