Tag Archives: Boy Scouts

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 11, 2018

500-Mile Bike Ride Forever Changes Scouts Spiritually and Physically

Picture this, it’s the year 1992, you’re 14-years-old, and you are a Scout/member of the Teacher’s Quorum. Now imagine that you and your Troop/Quorum just decided that you are going to participate in a seven-day bike ride spanning 500 miles. On that 500-mile bike ride, imagine that you will have to brave ferocious headwinds along […]

early adopters program
By Madison Austin
Feb 14, 2018

Family Scouting Begins in the Utah National Parks Council Through Early Adopter Program

For many girls who have joined their brothers at Scout events for years, the BSA expanding its program to include girls into Scouting was a big and exciting change. While Scouting has been available to girls through other BSA programs — such as Venturing and Exploring — as of January 15, 2018 through the early […]

Scout Saver Cards
By Madison Austin
Jan 15, 2018

Scout Saver Cards Can Fund Your Dream Scout Year

Scouting has many expenses, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from planning your dream year of Scouting. With Scout Saver Cards, you can earn the funds you need for your unit’s ideal year! What to know about Scout Saver Cards The BSA has teamed up with Starving Student Cards, which is a discount card […]

By Madison Austin
Jan 08, 2018

The Dixie Scout Expo: A day of Scout Fun and a Chance to Win a trip to Disneyland

On February 24, 2018, The Dixie Scout Expo will be open for Scouts and families to enjoy.    Visit the Dixie Scout Expo on Feb 24, 2018, at the Dixie Center in St George    Expo Visitor Hours: 9am – 2pm The Dixie Scout Expo is a one-day Scouting event that brings together Scouts and community organizations from throughout […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 27, 2017

This Giving Tuesday Support Your Local Scouting Community

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many are focusing on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Join us in celebrating Giving […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 03, 2017

The New Eric Dowdle Puzzle: Voted Best Christmas Gift to Give this Year

Just in time for Christmas, our own Maple Dell Scout Camp will become the face of the season’s best gift to give: the newest Eric Dowdle puzzle! See the familiar sites of the Utah National Parks Council’s flagship camp come to life with energetic Scouts, famous Scouting figures and more. Pre-order yours today and help […]

By Madison Austin
Oct 08, 2017

History Highlights of LDS Girls in Scouting

The position and involvement of LDS girls in Scouting has always been somewhat vague and often misunderstood. Follow along for some quick history highlights and explanations of how we came to the current position of girls in Scouting.  In the beginning… In 1869, the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association was organized by Brigham Young to encourage […]

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 Kelly Frey
Sep 11, 2017

Little Philmont Shows How Stake Presidents Can “Be There” for Their Scouts

Over the past weekend I got to attend Little Philmont at Tifie Scout Camp in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Overall, it was an amazing experience. At Little Philmont, local Stake Presidents are able to connect with each other as they receive instruction on Scouting and leadership skills. Speakers like Elder Dale H. Munk of the Seventy, […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2017

Do You Need an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills?

Nearly every Scouter in the Council has some training in Scouting and now, with the new online courses at my.Scouting.org training has become a breeze. However, the capstone to basic training, is NorthStar or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. This course is only taught well… outdoors.  In order to be considered “trained,” along with Scoutmaster Specific Training, […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 28, 2017

Beaver High Adventure Base’s Best Kept Secrets

If you haven’t been to Beaver High Adventure Base, then I am sorry. It truly is an alpine paradise tucked away, high within Fishlake National Forest. I had the great opportunity to visit camp up at Beaver last week. Luckily, I made it in time, as it was the last day of their last week […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 27, 2017

A Big Thunder Ridge Thank You

As hot embers rained down over their heads, firefighters at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp worked tirelessly to keep our camp safe.  The saga of the Thunder Ridge has been a long and often worrisome one. After countless days of fire rescue and recovery, the fire surrounding the camp went out and Thunder Ridge was left standing.  Those […]

By Katie Morrell
Jul 26, 2017

The Sun Sets on a New Week: Returning to Tifie Scout Camp on Sunday Evenings

The bridge is the first sign that we are almost back.  It is one of those bridges that somehow seems older than the land surrounding it.  Sometimes I wonder what came first, Tifie Scout Camp or the bridge.  My guess would be the bridge. The bridge is the welcome mat of Tifie and stands at […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 10, 2017

Retaining Our Young Men In Scouting

Even since the early years of Scouting, retaining older youth provides a challenge.  There are many reasons why boys decide to quit Scouting. Many want to be with their peers and, for the most part, Boy Scout troops lack a good peer environment for high-school-aged boys. Other boys may get bored with the program around the […]

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 Madison Austin
Jun 27, 2017

Experience the Buck Hollow Adventure

Totin’ Chip, Hiking, Stargazing, First Aid, Knots & Lashings, Leave No Trace, Nature, and Orienteering – some of the most exciting Boy Scout Advancements. And they can all be found in the same place at Buck Hollow Scout Ranch.  Buck Hollow Scout Ranch is home to Adventure Park and the Webelos Wilderness Adventure. While paying […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 15, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About What’s Happening This Summer At Entrada

The warmth of the red desert surrounds you as you as you pull into camp at Entrada High Adventure Base. It’s 6:30 am and the site is already bustling with life as the staff and campers get ready for a long day of excursions and activities in the Moab Desert. Entrada is special because there […]