Tag Archives: Boy Scouts

Scout Saver Cards
By Madison Austin
Nov 30, 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
Nov 26, 2018

New Eric Dowdle Puzzle on Sale this Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, our Camp Maple Dell puzzle by Eric Dowdle is now on sale and will be the season’s best gift to give! See the familiar sites of the Utah National Parks Council’s flagship camp come to life with energetic Scouts, famous Scouting figures and more. Order yours today, save big, and […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 19, 2018

This #GivingTuesday 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 Nicole Balmforth
Nov 05, 2018

Exemplary Eagle Scouts and Their Stories Part 2

As an organization that is proud of its members, we like to reflect on the exemplary Scouts we’ve had the opportunity to shape. These Scouts worked hard to become Eagle Scouts and have continued to work hard throughout their life. They represent perfectly the core values of the BSA. Here’s part 2 of our Exemplary […]

family scouting
By Nicole Balmforth
Sep 13, 2018

Family Scouting: Fun for the Entire Family

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. “The BSA believes we owe it to families to structure our program offerings in a way that fits into their busy lives to deliver character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises.” Thus, Family Scouting was introduced. The new Family Scouting program benefits families because […]

By Madison Austin
Aug 20, 2018

Join us at the Celebration of Eagles – October 26th, 2018

This year the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the virtues of Scouting at the Celebration of Eagles on October 26th at the Adobe Lehi Building. This black-tie event will begin with mingling among prominent community members and fellow Scouters and feature hors-d’oeuvres and music. Doors open for check-in starting at 6 with the […]

By McKenna Hunt
Jul 11, 2018

Join the Scout Choir and Perform at the Midway Swiss Days Festival!

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Midway’s Swiss Days festival has invited the Utah National Parks Scout Choir to serenade their crowds of thousands on Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018. This cherished, traditional event which Midway has held since the 1940s boasts excellent food, charming entertainment, and family fun for all ages. The […]

By Madison Austin
May 18, 2018

Top 4 Comments on LDS – BSA Announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this past week that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. There was a mixed response as many Scouters began wondering what this news means for the BSA and reflected on their time in the […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 18, 2018

How to Support and Integrate Older Boys in the Troop

Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be no longer be a chartered-partner with the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2020, most LDS units will continue the Scouting experience. That means there is still a need to know how to support and integrate older boys into the troop. So, what are […]

By Melany Gardner
May 02, 2018

Scout Me In and Scouts BSA: How the Program Name Change Affects You

Today the Boy Scouts of America unveiled the new name of the Boy Scout program, changing it to  “Scouts BSA” for older boys and girls ages 11-17 to ensure all youth feel welcome and can see themselves in Scouting. With a scheduled launch on Feb. 1, 2019, boys and girls in separate troops who are […]

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 […]

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
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, […]