Leadership Encampments

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What is a leadership encampment? 
Get your entire Scouting District or LDS Stake on the same level in Scouting at the same time with a summer leadership encampment. Combine cross-country trekking, high adventure and a mountain-top experience with Wood Badge, Timberline (NYLT), and Kodiak leadership courses. Add in a merit badge or Helaman camp, firesides, devotionals, service opportunities, and/or other LDS Aaronic Priesthood leadership training components. Let us help you build, into one action-packed week, an unforgettable experience that will meet the needs of both your youth and their adult leaders. 

When is it?     
You decide. Typically, the month of July and August are best to allow for the best high adventure opportunities for the older youth in the surrounding high country or wilderness areas. Camps can also be run successfully in June.

Where are they held?    
Utah National Park Council's Beaver High Adventure Base is the perfect setting for leadership encampments. Located in South Central Utah in the heart of the Tushar Mountains and Dixie National Forest at 9,000 feet,  it provides a cool and adventurous setting that is only a 3-hour drive from  the major population centers of the Wasatch Front and Las Vegas. Entrada High Adventure Base in Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Bacon Park near Roosevelt at the foot of the High Uintas range, as well as Camp Tifie and Frandsen Ranch, located in the center of Utah, are also excellent locations to conduct this type of leadership encampment. They provide ample room for large group camping along with excellent high adventure opportunities in the spectacular natural attractions in the surrounding areas.

How does it happen?   These encampments require advanced planning and official BSA approval for courses by May of the year preceding the encampment. If you are interested in organizing a leadership encampment at one of our Council's camps please inquire about it and make plans for it through your district executive or a Utah National Parks Council representative. 

for more information, contact Gordon Lowe: gordon@veracitymail.com 
or Lenard Brunsdale: lenardbrunsdale@msn.com 

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