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By Elder Dale Munk
Jul 09, 2016

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting and the young men it serves. Over 55,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2015 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the Utah National Parks Council. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive […]

Cub Scout Online Training Cover
By Susan Cheever
Jul 28, 2016

Coming Soon! — Online Scouting Registration

There is nothing so validating as being listened to, and for Scout leaders, parents, and employees in the Utah National Parks Council, validation is on its way. Starting August 1, 2016, online registration will become an option for seven of the LDS Stakes in the Utah National Parks Council. Soon it will become available for […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 25, 2016

Cub Scouts with Special Needs

During the 2016 University of Scouting, I attended a class that focused on Cub Scouting with special needs. The class was taught by Deann Torsak, whose son has high functioning autism (Aspergers). She introduces herself as someone who does not have any formal special needs training through education; she does, however, have experience through co-managing a special […]

pillar 2 service
By Melany Gardner
Jul 24, 2016

How does Scouting help young men serve others?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man learn to serve others? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how the principle of service is taught through Scouting experiences. Quoting the Scout slogan […]

Pack Committee on log
By Darryl Alder
Jul 19, 2016

Friends of Scouting (FOS) Chair

The responsibility of the Friends of Scouting (FOS) chair is to help raise operational income for the local council to provide camps, training and activities. Some wards see FOS strictly as a Priesthood assignment, so check with the Pack Key 3 before asking someone to serve. The following functions are the responsibility of the FOS chair in cooperation with the […]

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve greets Scouts at the July 21, 2013, sacrament meeting at the 2013 National Jamboree.
By Maria Milligan
Jul 16, 2016

Take your Stake to Jamboree 2017

As Baden-Powell closed out the first World Scout Jamboree in London in 1920, he said this to the gathering of 8,000 Scouts: “Differences exist between the peoples of the world in thought and sentiment, just as they do in language and physique. The Jamboree has taught us that if we exercise a mutual forbearance and give […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jul 12, 2016

Cub Scout Purposes – Sportsmanship and Fitness

Cub Scout Purposes – In a continuing series we are taking a look at some of the reasons WHY Cub Scouting is important and relevant as well as HOW we achieve those purposes. This week’s article will be about Sportsmanship and Fitness – (Click on links below to read about the other purpose of Cub […]

Pack Committee on log
By Darryl Alder
Jul 12, 2016

The Pack Membership and Reregistration Coordinator

The pack membership and re-registration coordinator is essential to the health of the pack. There are boys in your community that need Cub Scouting—your job is to help them join. You can learn your duties on-line or read this: Along with the Cubmaster, pack committee and ward mission leader, develop and carry out a plan for year-round membership […]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 11, 2016

LDS Scoutmaster Online Training Now Available

Many of you have been anxiously awaiting an online Scout training solution and we’re happy to announce the time has arrived. Available today, Scoutmasters serving in LDS chartered units in the Utah National Parks Council can now complete some training online through the Voice of Scouting training courses found at voiceofscouting.thinkific.com. The LDS Scoutmaster Training is only […]

By Don Larson
Jul 10, 2016

How Do You Find Duty to God in the Wilderness?

That was the question, “how do you maintain “duty to God when you are at camp or on overnighters?” We asked this question to a group of about twenty-five Scoutmasters who had gathered for a “Munch and Mingle” before regular Scoutmaster meeting at Blue Mountain Scout Camp a couple of weeks ago. We spent nearly […]

Signal Mirror Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jul 08, 2016

Operation on Target 2016—Just a Week Away

I’ve coached teams that thought of Operation “On Target!” as the Christmas of Varsity Scouting; we anticipated it for months. Sure getting ready was a great part of the adventure—the peak experience had a kind of Christmas-like expectation—but the reward was in each distant flash. Each report (flash) from a distant peak was an exciting surprise, like a package […]

Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
By Darryl Alder
Jul 07, 2016

Varsity Vision Part 6—The Team Meeting

This is part six of the online Varsity Vision—Team Coach Position-Specific Training. Other sessions include:  Varsity Scouting, a Tool for the Quorum and Aims and Methods  Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program The Captain and the Five Fields of Emphasis Making an Annual Plan Executing the Annual Plan THE TEAM MEETING The purpose of this […]

Pack Committee on log
By Darryl Alder
Jul 05, 2016

The Pack Outdoor Activity Coordinator

The pack outdoor activity coordinator helps the boys get what they want most out of Scouting—camping, hiking and outdoor adventure. Your job is to help them develop a love for the outdoors. Specifically, you will: Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities. Arrange for property and fire permits and tour and activity plans when required. […]

Hyrum Smith Feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 03, 2016

Keeper of the Flame Hyrum Smith to be next Council President

Beginning in 2017, Hyrum Smith, author, speaker, co-founder of Franklin Covey, and dedicated Scouter, will take over from Stan Lockhart as volunteer president of the Utah National Parks Council. This decision was made official by a vote from the Council Executive Committee last week. Hyrum Smith’s leadership experience and background will help the Council continue […]