Tag Archives: scout camp

Northridge Stake Encampment 2013
By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 03, 2016

Bring your Stakes and Wards to Camp

For the past several years, the Utah National Parks Council has worked to make its summer camps more accessible to and useful for groups from the LDS Church (our largest chartered partner). These efforts have included new buildings, programs, and materials designed for large, diverse groups. Every church group has different ideas of what they […]

Camp Feature
By Bob Gowans
Oct 19, 2016

Are You Making Your 2017 Summer Camp Plans?

Are you making your 2017 summer camp plans? Now is the time to be doing it; there are great opportunities ahead for every young man to participate in.  The Utah National Parks Council offers a wide variety of camping experiences for Troops, Teams, Crews, Church youth groups, Young Women camps and just about anything you can […]

Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek
By Steven Baugh
Jun 07, 2016

Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek opens in Hurricane

On June 7, 2016, I had the privilege of attending the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek, located just minutes from the I-15 exit heading toward Hurricane, Utah. The beautiful facility features a 4,000 square-foot pavilion and training center, amphitheater, concrete pads for dining, a large grass area for camping and […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 01, 2016

LDS Safety Guidelines to be Camp Ready

In our council, we will have 54,000 youth and leaders participating in camps and other outdoor activities this summer. With each adventure there will be some risk. As leaders, we need to pay careful attention to the planning and execution of these activities and ensure each one of the participants returns home safely. Please see the guidelines and […]

Chance Thumb
By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 20, 2016

Missionary Preparation at Scout Camp – Scouter’s Toolbox March 2016

The purpose of the Scouter’s Toolbox is to provide all LDS Scouters in the Utah National Parks Council with a resource of monthly themed messages, along with tips to use these messages in your individual Scouting roles. Each message will focus on one of the Six Pillars of Being Prepared, developed by a survey of […]

Entrada Feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 07, 2016

Ten Ways Camp Builds Confidence

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things and build self-confidence. These opportunities help them when they are young and shape their adult lives with important values. “Be prepared by learning too do hard things. A young man will gain confidence, learn leadership skills and prepare for the future as a son of God.” – Pillar 4 […]

ethan lowe repelling feature
By Steven Sutherland
Feb 28, 2016

How Scout Camp Prepares the Rising Generation of Missionaries

Whenever a young man can get away from home, especially in the great out-of-doors, and experience new things, this creates within him a greater perspective on life. It sets him apart from many of his non-Scout peers by giving him wholesome, positive and unique experiences to build a solid foundation of core values and attributes. […]

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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 […]

blackened pancakes
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 […]