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Scouting in Utah

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Scouting in Utah has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live.

Early history (1910-1950)

Since the 1920s, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been influential in the Boy Scouts of America, and it was adopted as an official youth program of the Church. It is not uncommon for Utah Boy Scouts of America Councils to field large, predominantly LDS troops and contingents to national and worldwide scouting events.

Recent history (1950-1990)

Up until the 1980s or 1990s, the Lake Bonneville Council covered northern Utah. Those districts are now part of the Trapper Trails Council.

BSA Scouting in Utah today

Local Councils

There are five Boy Scouts of America local councils in Utah.

BSA Scout Camps

See also Scouting in Nevada for many more nearby camps.
Camp Name Council Status Location Notes
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Del Webb High Adventure Base Las Vegas Area Council Summer Camp Zions National Park —located in the pines and aspens above Kolob Reservoir and Zion National Park in southern Utah
Camp Levi-Levi Las Vegas Area Council Summer Camp Hualapai Mountains Tall pine forests located south of Kingman AZ
Kimball Scout Reservation Las Vegas Area Council Summer Camp Mount Potosi, NV traditional scout summer camp that resembles a wild west mining town, but much cooler than Las Vegas about 40 minutes away.

Girl Scouting in Utah

There is one Girl Scout council office in Utah, Girl Scouts of Utah in Salt Lake City. The Cloud Rim Girl Scout Lodge in Brighton, Utah is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Web Site: http://www.gsutah.org

Girls Scouts of Utah serves over 9,000 girls in Utah, Freedonia, Arizona, and Wendover, Nevada.

Camps

  • Camp Cloud Rim is 27 acres at over 9,000 feet near Park City, Utah.
  • Trefoil Ranch is 123 acres near Provo, Utah.

The first Girl Scout troop in Utah was registered in 1921.

Scouting by County