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world scout jamboree 2019
By Julia Thompson
Mar 05, 2018

World Scout Jamboree 2019: Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the largest event from the World Organization of the Scout Movement. About 50,000 Scouts coming from more than 160 countries attend. The aims of WSJ are to promote peace and understanding among youth from different places and cultures. Many activities take place during the event located at the Summit […]

By Darryl Alder
Jul 19, 2017

National Scout Jamboree Offers Advancement Opportunities

Today nearly 24,000 Scouts and Venturers will arrive at the Bechtel Summit Reserve for the 17th National Jamboree. Our blogging team arrives there tomorrow and you can follow our stories at voiceofscouting.org. But for now, know that excitement is in the air as Scouts are unpacking for the adventure of a lifetime. As part of their […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Mar 25, 2017

How Teenage Girls Started Our First Female Jamboree Crew

Utah National Parks Council has never sent a group of girls to Jamboree, but this summer seven teenage girls and two women are about to trek eastward as the council’s first girls crew ever. The idea began when Hannah Johnston, age fifteen at the time, had a simple conversation with her father.  “He said ‘Hey, […]

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 Harold Jepsen
May 02, 2015

Gotta Go! Follow Me Boys…I’ll Lead!

Gotta Go! National Jamboree & Tour Experience Unit 26, Alpine District Listening to a tour guide is no match for being one. As our Jamboree and Tour troop of 36 Scouts and 4 adults prepared to go on one of Scouting’s greatest adventures, we wanted it to have lasting impact. Visiting dozens of sites all […]

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. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2013

Silver Beaver Award: John Sorenson

John Sorenson, St. George-UT John has been a Scoutmaster in two councils spanning two decades. He served our council twice as a Jamboree leader. John has been active in youth sports programs both coaching and providing required physicals as well as being present during games as the team physician. Congratulations to John Sorenson-

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 14, 2013

Camp Like a Pro: How to Pack a Duffel

Have you ever started to pack for a trip and realized that you can’t get your bag closed? Your bed is loaded with the items that you MUST have on the trip. This is a great video on YouTube about how to pack a duffel for Jamboree but you can pick up some great tips […]

LDS Scouts walk towards the Summit Amphitheatre at Jamboree 2013 early in the morning
By Ken Krogue
Jul 22, 2013

Jamboree 2013: Apostle Neal L. Anderson Warns LDS Scouts of Pornography

Elder Neal L. Anderson spoke to the LDS Scouts at Jamboree 2013 on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Bechtel Summit, in West Virginia in what started out as a rain storm strong enough to warrant rain coats and umbrellas. Soon after he began speaking, the skies cleared. Elder Anderson brought the greetings of President Thomas S. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 09, 2013

Miracle at Scout Jamboree, Part II

Jamboree and Missionary Service Currently in the Church 7% of young adults who are called on missions return home early. Of that, 3% are belated confessions regarding interactions with a female. The other 4% come home for what is called separation anxiety, which can be described in a couple of ways: homesickness, stress, non-conformity to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 09, 2013

Miracle at Scout Jamboree, Part I

The Boy Scout national jamboree is getting ready to kick-off on July 15th. The Utah National Parks Council has 485 Scouts attending along with 45 leaders. Ron Nyman, Director of Field Services (DFS) has attended many jamborees but his first jamboree is his most memorable because it planted a seed about the importance of the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 31, 2013

Patch trading builds friendships

Imagine 50,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the country, all gathered together for one big celebration of Scouting. Held once every four years, the national jamboree is a chance to camp out with friends, meet new friends, try high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Over 10 days, there are […]