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Frequently Asked Questions

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What does the future of Scouting look like? 

On May 8th, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that it will no longer charter Scout units after December 31, 2019. This has led to many questions about what Scouting will look like now and in 2020 in the Utah National Parks Council, which is made up predominantly of LDS units. Click here for an FAQ that answers the Council's top questions.


How can I stay in Scouting after 2019?

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How to join a unit?

Go to www.BeAScout.org to find a unit near you and click "Apply." Don't see an unit in your area? Contact your local Scout office to join or even start a new unit.


How to submit an online application for youth or adults to a specific unit?

Click here to get more detailed instructions on submitting an online application for youth or leaders, when you already know the unit you are joining.


What is a unit/district/council?

A unit is an organized group of youth, such as a Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, Exploring Post, or Sea Scout Ship.

A district groups many units into one geographical area, district leaders work with volunteers to ensure growth and success of Scouting units.

A council is the structure used by the National Boy Scouts to organize volunteer training, properties, financial support, advancements, etc for a group of districts.


How to transfer boys to another unit?

Transferring youth within Utah National Parks Council can be completed by having the Chartered Organizational Representative email the transferring youth information to help@utahscouts.org.


Can youth be registered in more than one unit?

Yes, youth can be registered in more than one unit. 


Can my son still earn his eagle after 2019?

Yes! All Scouts on the Trail to Eagle are encouraged to stay in Scouting and continue pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout and beyond, until they are 18. However, Scouts within LDS units that desire to become Eagle Scouts while still in their ward unit still have the opportunity to do so, provided they progress with this timeline (and its deadlines) in mind.


How can I start a new unit?

Wanting to start a new unit? Use this checklist to get started today!


When can I register my daughter?

If you have a Cub Scout age girl, you can register her now in an all girls den, as registration opened in June 2018. For a list of the current girl dens, contact your local Scout office.

If you have a Boy Scout age girl, registration for Scouts BSA will open in February 2019.

If you have an older girl, who would like to join either Venturing, Exploring, or Sea Scouts contact your local Scout office.