By Darryl Alder
Jul 24, 2014

Scout Pioneering – Good, Ol’Fashioned, Outdoor, Scouting Fun for the 21st Century!

Today is Pioneer Day in Utah—168 years ago pioneers were entering the Salt Lake Valley. In commemoration, there are celebrations all over the state. In my town, Provo, it all centers around North Park activities that include wagon rides, mountain men, wood carving, caskets and coffins, wooden tops, tomahawk throwing, trading blanket, native American village, [...]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jul 20, 2014

A Strong Foundation

In 2004 Hurricane Ivan swept through the Caribbean and the United States. At its peak, it reached category 5 strength and winds as high as 165 miles per hour, becoming the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.[1] Damages were estimated at nearly 19 billion dollars.[2] One of the islands hit hardest was Grand Cayman. During part [...]

By Darryl Alder
Jul 17, 2014

Eagle Projects to Get Your Scout Thinking

Before applying for the Eagle Scout Award, the application says that “while you are a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.” But what to do is a very real question? Ken Krogue, President and Founder of and past Council [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 17, 2014

World Jamboree: A Spirit of Unity

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. A few lucky Boy Scouts and Venturers will spend 12 days in Japan with 30,000 Scouts and leaders from across the globe and odds are 19 out of every 20 people you’ll [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
Jul 16, 2014

How would you define the term ‘Eagle Scout’?

An “Eagle Scout” is a resourceful,thoughtful, fearless, creative, flawed crybaby with a heart of gold; whose strength is maintained through daily exercise, diet and meditation; and while not a fool is determined to be of service to anyone at literally any time when asked respectfully and honestly. The Eagle Scout hates evil, inequities, and dishonest [...]

By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 15, 2014

Boy Scouts are Now Officially Messin’ with Sasquasatch

According to Guy Edwards, from the Big Foot Lunch Club:  “The alternate title to this post was, ‘Sasquatch is the official protein for Boy Scouts,’  but discretion got the better of me. In the new video promoting Jack Link’s as the official protein of the Boy Scouts. Our familiar friend makes a cameo at the [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 14, 2014

Eagle Scout Challenge

The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that “A Scout is trustworthy” is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to [...]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jul 08, 2014

Safety in LDS Church Activities

May 15, 2014, the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints sent the following letter to General Authorities, area Seventies, Stake, Mission and District Presidents, Bishops and Branch Presidents: Included with letter was the following: Reaffirming Safety Guidelines for Activities May 15, 2014 Following are general guidelines for planning [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: W. Vincent Wilding

W. Vincent Wilding, Springville – UT BYU Professor & Stake President Vincent Wilding served a mission in France, earned his Bachelor’s Degree at BYU, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He has worked at a small company as a research engineer and as company president, and is currently a professor at BYU.  [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: Travis L. Wilcox

Travis L. Wilcox, Heber – UT Director of Technical Consulting Services and Training at Stoneware, a Lenovo Company & Stake President Travis Wilcox served a mission in Kobe, Japan. Upon returning, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from BYU. He spent his career working in the Information Technology field in [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: Codi F. White

Codi F. White, Vernal – UT Administrative Services Manager, State of Utah Codi White has been a wonderful example of finding great satisfaction in service to others throughout his life.  Recently, while serving as a presenter at a Little Philmont training, he was overjoyed to see several men he served as their Scoutmaster, being trained as adult leaders. Being a small [...]

James W. Walker Feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: James W. Walker

James W. Walker, Pleasant Grove – UT Retired Imaging Specialist James Walker had the opportunity to meet Irving Berlin, Lord Rowallan (then the British Chief Scouter), and George Albert Smith at the National Court of Honor in 1947.  Their service impressed James and helped him realize that the best way to teach is by example. This approach has been a guideline for [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: Mark R. Stoddard

Mark R. Stoddard, Nephi – UT President and CEO of Central Valley Medical Center  Mark Stoddard understands the importance of perseverance.  When he first applied for an administrator position in healthcare, Mark Stoddard’s college professor and previous administrator told him he was not qualified. In addition to that, he was told that the others applying for [...]