Tag Archives: Scouting

By Madison Austin
May 20, 2017

Get Ready For Camp Event – A Success!

At the Utah National Parks Council in Orem, Utah, the yearly “Get Ready for Camp” event brought families and Boy Scouts into the Scout Shop to get ready for a summer of camps.  This yearly event features everything a boy would need to prepare for any of the Boy Scout camps they are heading to. […]

By Jarom Shaver
Feb 12, 2017

A Lifetime of Scouting – Ken Clegg

If you have been to the Scout Shop in Orem, Utah in the last nine years, you may have had the opportunity to meet Ken Clegg. He probably helped you find a badge you were looking for or cashed you out at the register. All of this you probably noticed he did with a humble […]

By Susan Cheever
Oct 17, 2016

Legacy of Scouting Spans Three Generations for Chinese-American Family

Ephraim Ong passed his Eagle Board of Review in April this year. His innovative project prompted the Scout Council to ask for more details. He shared a story of a strong legacy of Scouting in his Chinese-American family. The legacy began with Ted H. Ong, grandfather of Ephraim Ong and father of Jacob. Ted’s grandfather […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 04, 2016

Two Uniforms of Christ-like Service

I grew up watching my younger brother Mikey dressed in uniform for Boy Scouting events. He wore all the required clothing: a buttoned up shirt with an American flag on the right shoulder, dark pants, and official crests and emblems. As he grew in his Scouting endeavors, he gained other tokens to add to his […]

By Susan Cheever
Jul 28, 2016

Online Scouting Registration — Available to everyone!

The initial phase of the BETA test for online registration has been completed. This exciting tool is now available for every unit in our Council to use. There are three vital points to remember if we are going to implement online registration successfully in our Council. Every registered unit leader and COR must have a […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2014

Capturing the Vision of Scouting

Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders can have eternal consequences. When I was a mission president, one particular zone was having a lot of success. I asked one of the zone leaders, “Elder, what’s going on here?” He said, “President, in high school I ran cross- country with a handful of friends. We trained hard and competed together. For four […]

By Community Submission
Nov 15, 2013

A Scouter’s Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. One of the ways we can do that is through poems and prayer. A SCOUTER’S THANKSGIVING PRAYER  With reverence in our hearts, We, Your many children of many beliefs, United in common purpose, Gather to offer this our humble prayer, In Thanksgiving: As Scouters we are thankful for: […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 19, 2013

Silver Beaver Awards Youth Speaker Taylor Lemon

Eagle Scout Taylor Lemon, from Crew 1042 out of Lehi, Utah, welcomed guests and Silver Beaver award recipients at the 2013 Silver Beaver Awards Ceremony held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the American Fork Tabernacle. Taylor was also the youth speaker during the ceremony. It is not a easy thing for a youth to stand […]

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 […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 01, 2013

Transforming the Image of Scouting

Ever wondered how to get your boys more engaged with Scouting? Does it suffer from an image problem within your team? Here are some ideas to get that spark going: ·         Keep the “outing” in “Scouting” – outdoor activities attract boys and get attendance. ·         Make it fun. It’s not all about passing things off. ·         Get them […]

By Dave Pack
Apr 12, 2013

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to the launch of the new Utah National Parks Council Blog and Newsletter. We are excited to include you in one of the most important endeavors of our time, the opportunity to influence the development and character of the rising generation. Now more than ever, we need the values of Scouting to be instilled […]