Tag Archives: scout camp

liahona feature
By Bob Gowans
Jun 13, 2015

Introducing the Liahona Compass Award

Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Liahona Compass Award at summer Scout camp this year and in 2016. Recalling the “round ball of curious workmanship” given to Lehi and his family by God to direct them in the wilderness, the Liahona Compass Award directs Scouts to ponder on the decisions they make today that […]

COPE feature
By Stan Lockhart
Jun 12, 2015

Help Improve Our Scout Camps

You may have noticed that Utah National Parks Council is aggressively making improvements to our Scout camps. Both Maple Dell and Tifie Scout Camps have new amenities from COPE courses to climbing walls to waterfront wipeout gear to pavilions. Soon there will be a zip line at Maple Dell Scout Camp. We are also building new amenities […]

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 […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 24, 2013

Silver Beaver: Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson, Wallsburg-UT Michael is a strong advocate of the Boy Scouts of America. He supports the new council Scout camp restoration plan. With a “can do” attitude, he serves the Boy Scouts as a stake president. A believer in the values and standards of the Boy Scouts, he is a man who makes things […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 10, 2013

Silver Beaver Awards Closing Remarks

David Pack, Chief Scout Executive, gives the closing remarks at the 2013 Silver Beaver Awards. Dave is a firm believer that when a Scout does something himself, he likes it. For Dave, Scouting is about giving young boys opportunities to learn through hands-on experiences. “Too often Scouting is focused on the end result and not […]

Utah National Parks Council operates eleven Scout Camps.
By Mat Greenfield
Jun 10, 2013

How to Deal with Homesickness at Scout Camp

Scout camp season is here, and that means homesickness! Many Scouts get homesick at camp. That’s understandable and normal, but how we deal with it is important. Tips for Adult Leaders: Evening and bedtime is the homesickness hot spot. Watch for signs of homesickness, such as spending time alone, low interest in activities, loss of […]