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By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 26, 2015

Utah National Parks Council Grateful for the Trust Placed in Scouting

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, UT — We are humbled by the announcement from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that the LDS Church will continue its century-long partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. We look forward to continuing our mission of instilling leadership skills […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 26, 2015

Breaking News: Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today: SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Wednesday from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding the Church’s relationship with the Boy Scouts of America: The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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By Elder Dane Leavitt
Jun 29, 2015

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 65,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2014 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the UNPC. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive (Handbook 2, §13.6.8).  As […]

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By Community Submission
Aug 29, 2015

Incorporating STEM into Your Troop Meetings

Is your troop stuck in a rut, doing the same activities year after year? How about using pipe foam and duct tape to build a miniature roller coaster (and learning about kinetic energy) or making a catapult out of craft sticks and rubber bands and sending things flying through the air (while secretly measuring velocity […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 28, 2015

Priests Quorums and the Venturing Program

Last year at the LDS Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting held at the Philmont Training Center, LDS Church leaders set out to help Stake Presidents learn how to better use the Venturing program. During the week, the General Young Mens Presidency helped leaders understand key principles for planning and implementing Venturing activities and explain how […]

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By Community Submission
Aug 27, 2015

Statements of Support from Our Religious Partners

This week the LDS Church joined with BSA’s other major chartered partners in reaffirming its support of Scouting. As Scouters, we are humbled by the announcement that the LDS Church will continue its century-long partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. At Utah National Parks Council, we look forward to continuing our mission of instilling leadership skills and […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Aug 27, 2015

A Report on: “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams”

This course was held at Philmont Training Center (PTC) 12-18 July 2015 After months of preparation, the conference “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams” launched in the Miranda meeting room. Every faculty member contributed to displays that lined the walls: everything from Rendezvous gear to posters showing the relationship between the Scouting programs and Priesthood quorums. […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 26, 2015

LDS Church Moves Forward with Scouting Program

August 26th, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appreciates the positive contributions Scouting has made over the years to thousands of its young men and boys and to thousands of other youth. As leaders of the Church, we want the Boy Scouts […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 22, 2015

I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit

Last Friday, after several days of Top Hands Conference, we enjoyed something quite different to close this event. Usually it’s all about business, membership, new units, fundraising, program, etc. but this was a different ending. It was a kind of campfire program, but only the last part where the Scouts have quieted down and it’s […]

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By Community Submission
Aug 20, 2015

Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams

“Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams,” a conference session held at Philmont Training Center July 12-18, proved to be a remarkable experience for 28 participants as they were immersed in the principles and activities of Varsity Scouting, strongly under girded by attention to Priesthood purposes. In fact, probably the most unique aspect of the conference […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 19, 2015

National President Dr. Robert M. Gates Addresses Professional Scouters at Top Hands Meeting

Bob Gates opened his remarks late this afternoon thanking both Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive and Charles J. Crimmins, Special Assistant to the National President, for their excellent service. He also introduced Chase Combs as the new Special Assistant to the President and invited both volunteers and professional Scouters to contact him through Mr. Combs […]