Tag Archives: service

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By Maria Milligan
Jun 22, 2019

Scouting as a Resource for Members of the Church

As Scout leaders in the Utah National Parks Council, we wholeheartedly support the Church’s forthcoming initiative for children and youth, which will provide opportunities for “large gatherings and personal development through goals and achievement of goals.” Currently, we are planning how Scouting can complement this inspired initiative. As you—parents and leaders—identify the wide range of […]

By Madison Austin
Apr 23, 2019

A Superhero for Social Change: One Local Scout’s Journey to Lift the Homeless Through Empathy

This week, many of us are planning on rushing to the movie theaters to see Avengers: Endgame or staying home and catching up on or re-watching any number of superhero movies. And while we sit back and watch these larger-than-life heroes on the screen, one young Cub Scout in Sandy, UT is living as a […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 20, 2019

Help Fight Hunger By Scouting for Food – March 16, 2019

Beginning March 9th, Cub Scout packs will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers like the one below. Join the local Boy Scouts as they help fight hunger statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations and leaving it outside your front door by 9:00 a.m. on March 16. Scouts will collect bags from 9 am […]

By Madison Austin
Dec 04, 2018

How Scouts can Help “Light the World” This Christmas: Week 1

This Christmas, we are following along with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” movement. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. This movement encourages everyone to follow His example this Christmas and find ways to share our time, love, and […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council demonstrated how Scouting is striving and thriving. As the #1 largest council in the Boy Scouts of America, we excelled in almost every area of performance.  More people than ever are camping at our facilities and enjoying the benefits of outdoor experiences. In serving our chartered partner, we consistently […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 16, 2018

Apply Now for $5,000 Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship

Are you the next recipient of the Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship? Youthlinc is now looking for a recipient for its $5,000 Youthlinc humanitarian scholarship. Youthlinc is a Utah based nonprofit organization that links youth to local and international service opportunities to help them become lifetime humanitarians. The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award will award youth who have […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 09, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 9

“I WAS SICK AND YE VISITED ME.”—Matthew 25:36 This is the perfect service project for Scouts.  There are so many sick and wounded people everywhere.  There are nursing homes, assisted living homes, VA  hospitals and some mental health facilities.  If you plan to go visit as a group, place a call first to find the […]

James John Merit badges
By Julia Thompson
Nov 08, 2017

Vernal Eagle Scout, James John, Earns All 143 Merit Badges

For many, just participating in Scouting is an amazing and impactful experience. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is the next, somewhat rare, recognition given to those who work hard and dedicate much of their time to Scouting. An even more elite group is those who earn all of the merit badges. This achievement goes […]

By Kelly Frey
Oct 29, 2017

How We Serve Our Young Men Outside of Regular Activities is the Answer

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to write about my experiences at Little Philmont. This past weekend, I was excited to attend the last one of the year. In my last blog, I wrote about Brother Heyn, of the General Young Men Presidency Board, and his three key principles that leaders need to follow in order to “Be There” for […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 11, 2017

Local Scouting Partners Can Now Choose to Include Girls

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously decided to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. You can read more […]

By Julia Thompson
Sep 26, 2017

Nature and Scouts: Why I Leave No Trace

Nature and Scouts: Why I Leave No Trace, lessons from my Eagle Scout “What are you doing?” I asked my husband, then boyfriend, while we were on a family campout. He looked odd wandering around and suddenly disappearing into nature for minutes clutching a black trash bag. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. This statement, […]

By Maloree Anderson
Sep 17, 2017

Families Grew Strong at the Partner and Pal Campout

Camp Jeremiah Johnson just hosted its fall Partner and Pal Campout. This event is an overnight camping experience geared towards families that are looking for a good time at camp. Families are invited to come Friday evening and enjoy dinner around the fire and pitch their tents somewhere on the camps property. Then, in the […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 27, 2017

A Big Thunder Ridge Thank You

As hot embers rained down over their heads, firefighters at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp worked tirelessly to keep our camp safe.  The saga of the Thunder Ridge has been a long and often worrisome one. After countless days of fire rescue and recovery, the fire surrounding the camp went out and Thunder Ridge was left standing.  Those […]