Utah Scouts News and Events
August 2018

In this edition:

  • Perform with the Scout Choir at Midway Swiss Days
  • Hike 50 Miles or Volunteer at the 2018 Pony Express 50/20
  • Get Trained at the Upcoming Wood Badge Course
  • Attend the First Fall Partner and Pal Campout at Maple Dell Scout Camp
  • Upcoming Events

Perform with the Scout Choir at Midway Swiss Days

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Midway’s Swiss Days festival has invited the Utah National Parks Scout Choir to serenade their crowds of thousands on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Join the choir and be a part of Midway's cherished traditional event, which has been held since the 1940s. This event boasts family fun for all ages. To join, simply attend the required rehearsals, which will be held August 9th, 16th, and 30th from 7–8:30 pm at the Orem Council Office. Learn more about the event and rehearsals here


Hike 50 Miles or Volunteer at the 2018 Pony Express 50/20 

Join Scouts and families from all over Utah in the 50/20 – the ultimate hiking challenge. This event offers opportunities to hike 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 or 50 miles over local trails, with various stops along the way that provide food, drink, first aid, encouragement and bail-out options. Shorter distance hikes are also available. The event is an ideal opportunity for Scouts to complete the "roadblock" 20-mile hike needed for the Hiking Merit Badge – a hike that few units otherwise conduct. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, leaders and all family members are invited to attend or volunteer at the event. Find more information about the hike or being a volunteer here.


Get Trained at the Upcoming Wood Badge Course

Wood Badge is the ultimate leadership training for all adults, whether they hold a Scouting position or not. This Fall, multiple two-weekend courses (Thursday-Saturday for two weekends in the same month) are available. See course dates in the calendar below or click here. The objective of the Wood Badge course is to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting, while also gaining lifelong leadership skills. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity. Register early here as the courses will fill up fast! 


Attend the First Fall Partner and Pal Campout at Maple Dell Scout Camp

Camp together as a family at the first Partner and Pal Campout of the Fall. Any parent and child combination is invited to attend this overnight camping experience at Camp Jeremiah Johnson. For only $17.50 per person, campers will receive breakfast, lunch and access to all activities. Some of the activities available include Maple Dell favorites such as boating, archery, fishing, shooting, rock climbing, crafts and more. Activities are best suited for youth ages 8-11, but all family members are welcome. For more information or to register, click here


Upcoming Events

Cub Scout Day Camp and Webelos Woods

Order of the Arrow

  • 7/28- 8/4 - National Order of the Arrow Conference
  • 8/3 - 8/4 - Fall Fellowship with Ordeal & Brotherhood

2018 Timberline (NYLT)


  • 7/30 - 8/4- Mt. Nebo District at Tifie Scout Camp
  • 7/30 - 8/4- Cedar Breaks District at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp
  • For more dates click here.

Wood Badge


Merit Badge Adventures

  • 8/3 - 8/4- Sailing Merit Badge Adventure at Camp Jeremiah Johnson
  • 9/7 - 9/8- Sailing Merit Badge Adventure at Camp Jeremiah Johnson

Merit Badge Workshops

Whitewater and Kayaking Merit Badge Workshop

8/4- Provo River

Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Workshop Sponsored by Geo Shelters at Camp Jeremiah Johnson

8/2 - 8/3- Camp Jeremiah Johnson

End-of-Summer Warehouse Sale


8/4– at Orem Council Office

AHA CPR/First Aid Training

  • 8/11- at Orem Council Office
  • 9/8- at Orem Council Office

2018 Scouting Adventure for Cub Scouts


   8/18- at Maple Dell Scout Camp

Webelos Woods Adventure


 8/24 - 8/25- Alpine District at Mutual Dell

2018 Pony Express 50/20


8/24 - 8/25- at Westlake LDS Seminary Building, Saratoga Springs

Fall Camporees

  • 8/24 - 8/25- Hobble Creek District at Scofield Scout Camp
  • 9/7 - 9/8- Vernal District, Details TBD
  • 9/14 - 9/15- Zion District at Marion D Hanks Camp at Quail Creek

Scout Choir Performance at Midway Swiss Days


9/1- Midway, Utah


Council Offices Closed


  9/3 - Labor Day

Partner and Pal Campout


9/7 - 9/8- at Camp Jeremiah Johnson


Little Philmont

Night Time High Ropes/Zipline/Rifle Range Activities at Maple Dell:


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. View calendar here


Utah National Parks Council

Boy Scouts of America

748 North 1340 West

Orem, Utah 84057


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