Tag Archives: outdoors

mental health and the outdoors
By Madison Austin
Mar 15, 2019

The Key to Better Mental Health could be Found in the Great Outdoors

It’s no longer a secret that many people struggle with their mental health and well-being. Over the past decade, there has been a revolution concerning the way we talk about and treat mental illness. Although there is still much work to be done, things that used to be taboo are slowly growing in awareness. And […]

church use scout camps
By Madison Austin
Mar 12, 2019

Church Groups can use Council Scout Camps for their own Programs, Even Past 2019

Scouting is not going anywhere after 2019, and neither are the many camps in our Council that have become the well-known and beloved sites for church encampments, youth conferences, father and son campouts, girls camps, and more. And just because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving away from the Scouting program […]

By Community Submission
Aug 01, 2018

Take Your Next Outing to Guard Quarters – A Hidden National Historic Place

Approximately 3.75 miles up Provo Canyon lay Guard Quarters (a little known and hidden National Historic place). The Guard Quarters in Provo Canyon was one of three fortifications built in Utah during what was called the “Utah War”, a bloodless conflict between the United States Government and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

By Community Submission
May 23, 2018

Fieldbook: The Forgotten Tome of BSA Outdoor Knowledge

The word “tome” often refers to ancient, scholarly books, filled with knowledge. Considering the important, historical texts of Scouting, some could call the BSA Fieldbook a famous tome of the movement. However, as fewer and fewer Scouters reference this learned document, it has become a forgotten tome of the BSA. By forgetting this important text, […]

Boy Scouts fishing
By Madison Austin
Mar 20, 2018

Hooked on fishing – How to give Scouts the best fishing experience

In Utah, there are so many beautiful places, near and far, to take Scouts fishing. Whether you want to try a simple pond or explore a wild river, the options are almost endless. In this article, I explore what I learned at the University of Scouting this year about the many ways to get Scouts actively involved […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 31, 2017

The August Activities at Wasatch Mountain State Park You Don’t Want to Miss

There is a lot going on at Wasatch Mountain State Park this August, so get out and enjoy your park!  Here’s the schedule:  Saturday, August 5, at 7 pm: Night Animals Program Sunday, August 6, 10am-12pm: Historic Huber Grove Tour: Saturday, August 12, 8am-5pm: Military Appreciation Day Saturday, August 12, 9am-1pm: Trail Work Day Saturday, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 17, 2017

Why We’re Having An Outdoor Center Grand Opening Party

The Food Truck Underground Roundup is here waiting for you to come to dinner: We can show you around: Our new Trading Post and Outdoor Center is located at the Orem Service Center at 748 North 1340 West, Orem Utah right next to the National BSA Scout Shop. In our ongoing attempt to better serve […]

By Mat Greenfield
Sep 13, 2013

It’s Not Scouting Without the ‘Outing’!

It’s been said that Scouting is 90% ‘outing’. There’s a reason why that is especially true for LDS Scout units. There’s something magical about the outdoors. There’s something inherently spiritual about being in nature. It has a special effect on young men. David Pack, current Utah National Parks Council Scout Executive and former head of […]