Tag Archives: Merit Badges

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 14, 2013

How Many Merit Badges Are There?: Utah Twins Earn All 137 Merit Badges

Conrad and Christian Smith (17) are Eagle Scouts and have earned every merit badge available in Scouting. The twins are a small minority in Scouting who have earned every merit badge and continue to earn new badges as they become available. Scouting helped the twins transition to life in Utah. They started Scouting in Wisconsin […]

By Liz Merrell
Nov 08, 2013

Help a Scout and Market Your Business With a Merit Badge Sponsorship

Help Our Boys and Market Your Business! Cause-related marketing helps companies align products or services to charity for mutual profit. Research from Inc. shows consumers are 79% more apt to switch brands or pick brands if a good cause is attached. And nine out of ten people in Utah have a direct relationship to Scouting. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 24, 2013

Silver Beaver: Rich Paongo

Rich Paongo, Lehi-UT Rich has done much to emphasize Scouting in multicultural communities. He has served as an Assistant District Commissioner, Chartered Organization Representative, merit badge counselor and Committee Member. He promotes Scouting and its standards. He sees the value in Scouting for every young man and how it helps each boy succeed and give […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 17, 2013

Silver Beaver: Karen Howcroft

Karen Howcraft, Vernal-UT The National Council wrote to Karen to thank her and tell her they were going to implement her suggestion for an Auto Mechanics merit badge. During her service as committee chair, 33 Boy Scouts achieved Eagle Rank. Karen has also been honored with the Utah Conservation Award. Congratulations to Karen Howcraft-

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: Karen Eyring

Karen Eyring, Provo-UT Karen has been a dynamic part of merit badge pow wows for many years She mentors Boy Scouts along the Eagle Trail making sure their advancement is steady and meaningful. Her Scouts are confident that all they do is recorded properly and they are prepared for boards of review. Congratulations to Karen […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 23, 2013

Homeschooling Leads Tony Thomas to His 100th Merit Badge

Scout Tony (Anthony) Thomas is well on his way to achieving his goal of earning all 129 merit badges, and he just turned 13. He just received his 100th merit badge at a Court of Honor held Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Tony is a member of Troop 1181, Lindon 13th Ward. So what got Tony […]

By Liz Merrell
Jun 24, 2013

Buzz! Buzz!

Local Boy Scout Leader, Beekeeper, and Businessman Organizes Scout Gala Shaun Heaton started smoking at age four—smoking bees. As an avid Boy Scout, hunter, fisherman, family man, beekeeper, and successful businessman, Heaton is a true renaissance man. Heaton, President of Bonneville Asphalt in Orem, is serving as the 11-year-old Scout Leader for his church unit as […]

By Liz Merrell
Jun 13, 2013

Shooting sport merit badges helps reduce firearm injury: Guns and boys do mix

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation is promoting responsible firearm use with a recent award of $14,056.58 to the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America for the purchase of shooting sports equipment at Camp Maple Dell in Payson, Utah.  These funds will be used to purchase trap throwers, archery equipment, firearms, safety glasses, […]

Search and Rescue is one of Scouting's newest merit badges
By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 04, 2013

New merit badges

For more than a century, merit badges have introduced Scouts to adventure pursuits, service opportunities, and career paths. This year, we built on that tradition by introducing the kayaking, Search and Rescue, and Welding merit badges. Kayaking Kayaking is America’s fastest growing paddle sport, offering gentle fun on lakes and white-knuckled excitement on whitewater. The BSA […]