Tag Archives: Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

By Lisa Jenson
Sep 13, 2017

18 Hole Golf Tournament to Benefit Fire-Damaged Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Ken Garff St. George Ford Lincoln and Sun River Golf Club are sponsoring an 18 hole golf tournament at the Bloomington Country Club Thursday, Oct. 19th to benefit  BSAThunder Ridge Scout Camp affected by the Brian Head fire this year.  Register for the Golf Tournament Here Purchase one of three packages to participate in the tournament: […]

By Kevin Hunt
Sep 02, 2017

All Scouts Love to Carve, Carve, Carve Those Sticks

While I was at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer (in all of its wanderings), I enjoyed showing Scouts and leaders some of my carved walking sticks.  Everywhere I went, the boys were especially interested in them.  They were all very intrigued with the carving process and the end result.  I noted too, that […]

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Gateway
By Kevin Hunt
Aug 16, 2017

Thunder Ridge Scout Camp 2017 Became One Adventure After Another

It was the privilege of Lou (my wife) and me to serve this summer on staff at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  We were both commissioners who served the troops, leaders, and Scouts who came to the camp.  We are from Mesa, Arizona but to get out of the scorching heat – and to help […]

By Kevin Hunt
Aug 05, 2017

Troop 605 Came to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Going Forward and Full Steam Ahead

Troop 605 of Richfield, Utah came to our Thunder Ridge Scout Camp with the attitude of “going forward and full steam ahead.” I knew that they were going to be impressive as they first arrived at the troop check-in canopy. All fourteen boys came dressed alike in their “Class B” uniforms – with their tan […]

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 […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 21, 2017

Army Veteran Comes to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Despite Physical Challenges

It was a Monday morning and time to check in the new troops coming to the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp (displaced at the Beaver High Adventure Base following the Brian Head fire) for the next week.  Our Thunder Ridge Camp Staff was all gathered with me at the check-in tent.  We had checked in several […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 18, 2017

Homeless Thunder Ridge Takes Road Trip to Tushar Lakeside

Yes, it’s true!  The Thunder Ridge Scout Camp is homeless this season – but the show must go on!  And what a show it has been.  And though homeless, the Thunder Ridge staff staged a great adventure at a new home.  Home for our fourth week of camp became the Tushar Lakeside Campground located about […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 17, 2017

Camp Chefs, Food, Kitchens can Make or Break any Scout Camp

No matter where the Scout camp, it is the camp chefs, food, and kitchen that can make or break any Scout Camp.  It seems that everything revolves around food.  Food … Glorious food!  (Oliver!)  It is always the food that brings people together.  If the food is lousy, late or too scimpy, then morale drops.  […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 12, 2017

An Interview With Nick Hutchinson on Adventure Tracks

Currently I am serving as a Commissioner on the camp staff at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp near Parowan, Utah.  Camp is not a new experience for me.  I have been doing it for years and in many different camps through the West.  Although each camp has had its unique features, most of them are […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 08, 2017

Returning to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp after the Brian Head Fire

From the start of the giant Brian Head Fire on Saturday afternoon – June 17th and our evacuation from the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp, we hoped and prayed that the fire would, by some miracle, bypass the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp.  Like all of the world around us in Southern Utah, we watched the many […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 05, 2017

Thunder Ridge Adventures Continue as we Teleport to Beaver High Adventure Base

MARF!  That is the acronym oft quoted by our Thunder Ridge Camp Director, Nick Hutchinson, to keep us going in spite of the ongoing Thunder Ridge adventures of the summer!  MARF!  That is: “Maintain Absolute Rigid Flexibility”!  And that became our motto at the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer.  We have had our challenges, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 21, 2017

Utah National Parks Council Grateful for Valiant Efforts of Firefighters to Protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Utah National Parks Council, BSA is grateful for the valiant efforts of firefighters to protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp from the wildfire that started Saturday near Brian Head, UT.  There were no Scouts at the camp when the evacuation notice was in put in […]

By Melany Gardner
Apr 28, 2017

Take the Quiz: Where Should Your Scout Go Camping This Summer?

Camp is only a few more weeks out. Do you know where you’re going to for Scout camp yet? Have your Scouts take the following quiz to see what Utah National Parks Council camp jives with their likes and personality.      Possible Answers: Tifie Scout Camp: Tifie Scout Camp is a full featured summer […]

By John Gailey
May 11, 2016

New Merit Badge Adventure Tracks and High Adventure in 2016

Last year we introduced our camp Adventure Tracks—an exciting program for teaching skills, working on merit badges and experiencing challenges in a fun, experiential learning environment instead of in a traditional classroom setting—at Tifie Scout Camp, Scofield Scout Camp and Thunder Ridge Scout Camp and saw exciting results. Experiential learning allows participants to gain firsthand experience with the […]

By Bob Gowans
May 04, 2016

This Summer at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Each morning, as the sun comes over the mountain east of Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer, hundreds of Scouts will be preparing for another great adventure. The Merit Badge Adventure Tracks at Thunder Ridge and other Utah National Parks Council camps will engage the Scouts in a full-immersion program, giving them the opportunity to live the […]

By Steven Sutherland
Nov 07, 2015

2015 Camp Adventure Tracks a Huge Success

If you attended a Council camp this year, you might have noticed a some changes and how the Utah National Parks Council is thinking outside of the box. Adventure Tracks were introduced at three pf our Scout camps this summer—Thunder Ridge, Tifie, and Scofield. Turns out, they were a huge success. There was an exciting […]

By Maria Milligan
Oct 23, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

When I attended Wood Badge at Camp Tifie in September I saw firsthand just how much good generous donations are doing for our council camps. The first weekend of our course was held in the newly-completed Center for Enterprise. The finishing touches were made possible by a generous donation from the Gunnison Stake. The building […]

By Maria Milligan
Jul 14, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

Summer means warm weather, clear skies, and camp improvements. Our camps are full of Scouts sailing, mountain biking, cooking, and adventuring. If you know where to look though, you’ll also find rangers and construction crews hard at work fixing, building, and maintaining our camps. Take a look at a couple of exciting construction projects we’ve been […]