Tag Archives: Family

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 […]

camp love
By Julia Thompson
Mar 16, 2018

Camp Love: Finding Forever at Beaver High Adventure Base

Camp Love When Kayla and James first met in 2012 at Beaver High Adventure Base, love was the furthest thing from their minds. They became friends but thought nothing of it. Now, almost six years later, they are a story of camp love, to be married in May. Kayla and James Kayla is a college […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 14, 2017

Food, Zip Lines, and Shooting; How Families Gave Thanks at the Community Thanksgiving Expo

The Thanksgiving Holiday is more than just good food and being grateful. It is a time where family and friends can get together to appreciate each other’s company. Maple Dell Scout Camp’s Community Thanksgiving Expo was the ideal place to gather and simply have fun. It was an attractive day to be in the canyon. […]

By Maloree Anderson
Oct 28, 2017

A Hauntingly Good Time at Camp

Halloween is the best time of the year, there is no doubt about it. It’s the only time of year where it is acceptable to dress up and eat as much candy as you possibly can. Parties, haunted houses, pumpkin carving; um, yes! That’s why when I was assigned to report on the two Halloween […]

By Julia Thompson
Sep 26, 2017

Nature and Scouts: Why I Leave No Trace

Nature and Scouts: Why I Leave No Trace, lessons from my Eagle Scout “What are you doing?” I asked my husband, then boyfriend, while we were on a family campout. He looked odd wandering around and suddenly disappearing into nature for minutes clutching a black trash bag. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. This statement, […]

By David Johnson
Sep 16, 2017

Enjoy the Spirit of Thanks by Attending the Community Thanksgiving Expo

Thanksgiving is a time of year to spend with family and close friends: Gathering together for festivities and feasts to appreciate the wonders of giving and being thankful. How is your family celebrating Thanksgiving Day this year? Why not enjoy the spirit of giving at Maple Dell Scout Camp during the first annual Community Thanksgiving […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Feb 24, 2017

Cub Scout Answers Same Gospel-Oriented Questions Five Years Later

I interviewed my baby brother several years ago to get his take on life and God. Now, as a ten-year-old Cub Scout, he answered the same exact questions. This time around though his answers reflected a new depth and maturity. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the interviews: Who is your favorite Book of Mormon character? […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 20, 2016

Scouts and families enjoy the 2016 Maple Dell Scout Show

It was a delightful day to attend the Maple Dell Scout Show. Payson Canyon gave its Scout camp the perfect atmosphere to host a family day. The sun was ablaze, the lake gleaming below, and even wildlife came to investigate what the summer fuss was about. The camp was full of exciting activities for the families to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 22, 2014

Scouting—A Christensen Family Legacy

When Varsity Scout Alex Christensen of Team 916 sponsored by Payson Sixteenth LDS Ward, received the Eagle Scout award in November 2013, it was a tremendous accomplishment by a worthy and diligent young man. But Alex’s Eagle Scout accomplishment was symbolic of a remarkable Scouting family legacy that prominently utilizes the valuable aspects of Scouting. […]