Our Mission is: 1) To come to know our fathers, and turn our hearts to them; 2) Preserve the memory and heritage of the early pioneers of the Utah Territory and the western U.S.; 3) Honor present-day pioneers worldwide who exemplify these same qualities of character; and, 4) Teach these same qualities to the youth who will be tomorrow’s pioneers.
Membership in the SUP is open to all good men of every age and circumstance who have an interest in the early Utah Pioneers - it is not necessary to have Pioneer ancestry! Plus, anyone can participate as a Subscriber to SUP Online!
Local SUP Chapters meet monthly to hear talented musical programs, speakers and presentations about a variety of topics relating our Mission. Family and guests are invited!
Historical Symposiums are held from time to time that bring together qualified and interesting speakers on topics related to Utah, Pioneer and Mormon History. The presentations range from scholarly to inspirational, but are always aimed at expanding the our knowledge of historic events and the people behind them, highlighted by a dinner with a prominent keynote speaker.
The National Encampment is held once a year, usually in September, and sponsored by one of the local chapters. Area treks, banquets and guest speakers are key parts of the encampment program, culminating in the election of national officers.
Scholarships are sponsored by many local SUP chapters for high school seniors planning to attend college. Other chapters encourage elementary and middle school students to learn about a local pioneer historical subject or person and write essays, which are judged and recognized with awards or prizes. If you are interested in applying SUP scholarships, contact your high school guidance counselor to find out if your school is participating in our Chapter Scholarship Program.