Tag Archives: camping

2015 Annual Report BLOG Feature Image
By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 06, 2016

Utah National Parks Council 2015 Annual Report

The Utah National Parks Council would like to present its 2015 Annual Report. The purpose is to communicate the impact that Scouting has in Utah. You will find interesting facts, where the money goes and highlights, along with membership numbers and how the Council is funded. Check it out! or click HERE to download the printable PDF. […]

Kings Peak climb
By Stan Lockhart
Mar 07, 2016

Teaching Youth to Do Hard Things

The youth of today are inundated with societal messages of instant gratification and the need for fun and entertainment. They are largely persuaded that they can have every reward with little work involved. Unfortunately, those who follow this path will reap what they sow. Many times, adults unintentionally allow their children to heed this siren’s […]

Entrada Feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 07, 2016

Ten Ways Camp Builds Confidence

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things and build self-confidence. These opportunities help them when they are young and shape their adult lives with important values. “Be prepared by learning too do hard things. A young man will gain confidence, learn leadership skills and prepare for the future as a son of God.” – Pillar 4 […]

By Aubrey Carpenter
Jan 08, 2016

Most Popular Articles of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for The Boy Scout. We had more subscribers, more views, more comments, and more shares than ever before. We loved sharing stories and learning from you last year, and hope 2016 will bring more inspiration, helpful tips, teaching tools, and insights for all of us. We want to take a moment to […]

MoabTrip feature
By Adrian
Jul 16, 2015

Ideas to “Spice” Up Your Campouts

I think just about everyone can agree that one of the big things that attracts and keeps Scouts in Scouting is the camping experience.  We are always competing for the boys time and attention with sports programs and other non-Scouting activities, so it is important that we try to do everything we can to make […]

Brought to you by FOS
By Elder Dane Leavitt
Jun 29, 2015

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting, and the young men it serves. Over 65,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2014 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the UNPC. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive (Handbook 2, §13.6.8). As […]

Bear Necessities
By Annaleis Smith
Jun 02, 2015

LDS Cub Scouts CAN go camping!

In the new Cub Scout program there are required adventures for all ranks that center around the idea of learning to camp.  The boys are required to participate in a campfire program, learn about the Leave no Trace principles, the outdoor code and more.  But wait… as per the “Green Scouting Handbook”, (page 4 section […]

By Adrian
Jun 01, 2015

Pinterest for Scouters

Most people think that Pinterest is just a website for women to share their recipes and cutesy crafts.  I have to admit, there is SOME truth to that, but it also can be an amazing tool for finding resources for your Scout Troop or Cub Pack. There are literally thousands of boards out there run […]

doctor exam boy feature
By Arturo Malpica
May 23, 2015

¿Por qué la organización BSA requiere que todos los participantes tengan un Registro Médico y de Salud Anual?

Preguntas frecuentes sobre el Registro Médico y de Salud Anual P. ¿Por qué la organización BSA requiere que todos los participantes tengan un Registro Médico y de Salud Anual? R. El RMSA tiene muchos propósitos. Completar una historia de salud fomenta la conciencia sobre la salud, recopila los datos necesarios y proporciona a los profesionales […]

Scout Troop
By Maria Milligan
Mar 25, 2015

Strengthen Your Troop, Strengthen Your Deacons Quorum

When Scoutmasters are called in the LDS Church, they often become leaders both in weekly Scout meetings and in the deacons quorum. The best-functioning LDS troops are those that use Scouting to strengthen their priesthood quorums and prepare young men for missions while also fulfilling Scouting’s aims. In an effort to better serve and communicate with LDS leaders, our […]

breakfast on a buddy burner
By Darryl Alder
Feb 09, 2015

Buddy Burner—a Scout’s First Stove

How to make a Buddy Burner and Hobo Stove Materials: √ Flat tuna, pet food or pineapple can √ Plain corrugated cardboard (not printed with bright inks or coated with wax or plastic) √ Candle wax or paraffin √ Wire coat hanger √ Wire cutters √ Nail and Hamer √ #10 gallon can (the large […]

By Gina Bègin
Sep 12, 2014

Comfortable Camping: A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Tents

This is Part I in a series of getting comfortable with camping. For more, see Part II: Choosing a Sleeping Bag & Pad. Your friends are planning an incredible multi-day trip at a nearby national park and everyone is buzzing with excitement about ditching the “four walls” and getting into nature—that is, everyone but you. Does […]

By Community Submission
Jan 06, 2014

How to Prevent Hypothermia by Fox News, Dr. Manny Alverez

Hypothermia is a condition defined as the profound cooling of the body core temperature to less than 96 degrees Fahrenheit. As our body temperature drops, the cooling effect has a significant impact on our senses. People with hypothermia become very disoriented; others develop hallucinations. These conditions can produce atypical behavior, and often exacerbate the problem […]

Utah feature
By Liz Merrell
Nov 26, 2013

Scout Camp Combats Nature Deficit Disorder

When children do not spend time outside there is a consequence–Nature Deficit Disorder. Nature Deficit Disorder is caused by an alienation from nature.  Children who do not spend enough time outdoors have attention difficulties and exhibit higher rates of emotional and physical illness. Nature Deficit Disorder can be detected in individuals, families, and communities, according […]

Psych 2
By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2013

29 Rules of Camping Post – “Psych”: I Know, You Know, That I’m Not Telling the Truth

The Psych theme song by the Friendly Indians includes the lyrics, “…I know, you know, that I’m not telling the truth.” If you have not heard it or if you just loving listening to it, click on the video. It came to our attention yesterday, in part because of all the comments we received on the […]