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By Darryl Alder
Aug 31, 2014

175 Eagle Service Projects

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 InsideSales.com and past Council [...]

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By Camp Floyd State Park
Aug 30, 2014

THE CAMP FLOYD OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE!

THE CAMP FLOYD OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE is designed for any one age 8 and up and offers an authentic and unique two-day adventure! Participants travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 29, 2014

Silver Beaver Recognition Awards Ceremony

Utah National Parks Council,Boy Scouts of America  will hold its Annual Silver Beaver Recognition Saturday, September 13, 2014,  in ceremonies from 2:00–4:00 pm. This event will be held in the Alpine Tabernacle, 110 East Main Street, in American Fork, Utah. The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered [...]

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By Gina Bègin
Aug 29, 2014

How to Pack a Backpack

Gina Bègin from the ReadyProject™ Blog is at it again, getting us all ready for this holiday weekend with tips on how to pack your back. It may not be the Boy Scout way, but it works for her. By the way Boy’s Life has some tips on how to buy the right bag here. [...]

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By Community Submission
Aug 29, 2014

The 14-year-old Toy Maker

This story was originally posted on The Imagination Foundation’s websiteIt’s not every day you meet someone like Noah Cahoon. The 14-year-old is an entrepreneur, inventor, toy maker, an Eagle Scout, even a CEO of his own company. He’s an airplane aficionado, an expert community builder, and loves to make cool stuff out of cardboard. Noah’s [...]

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By Scouting Magazine
Aug 28, 2014

Make your own Hudson Bay bread

Try this hearty “bread”—that’s more like a granola bar—when you’re out on the trail. It’s filling, high in needed calories, and it tastes great when slathered with peanut butter or jelly (or both!). Hudson Bay bread is a signature trail snack at Northern Tier. HUDSON BAY BREAD  1½ lbs. margarine or butter 4 cups sugar [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 27, 2014

What? The Church Can Use Scout Properties?

Utah National Parks Council, BSA, now offers its twelve properties, equipment, experts and programs for use by LDS stakes and wards. As part of the 100+ year partnership between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America, LDS stakes and wards may utilize these BSA resources to accomplish their objectives and control their own [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 26, 2014

Los Objetivos y Métodos de Boy Scouting

MÉTODOS Los métodos están diseñados para lograr los objetivos. Por eso es importante que conozca y utilice los métodos del programa Boy Scouting. Otros métodos son buenos, pero pueden dar diferentes resultados, resultados muy distintos a los que buscamos. ACTIVIDADES AL AIRE LIBRE El programa Boy Scouting está diseñado para desarrollarse al aire libre. Es ahí donde los Scouts comparten [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 26, 2014

The Aims and Methods of Boy Scouting

The Scouting program has three specific objectives, know as the “Aims of Scouting.” They are character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The methods are designed to accomplish the aims. Thus it is important you know and use the methods of Boys Scouting. Other methods may be good, but they will bring results quite different than we are [...]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Aug 25, 2014

A Missionary’s Testimony of Scouting

Every two years, my wife and I like to sponsor a LDS missionary that we see has a need. I became acquainted with Elder Chancellor Carter through my grand-daughter and we decided to sponsor him. In doing so, we began to receive his weekly e-mails.This real-life testimony of Scouting caught my attention and, with his [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 24, 2014

Duty to God in Action

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. Now that’s the essence of what we do—giving boys an understanding of the words duty to God. That means we must teach them, translate for [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2014

Camp Is Not Just for Scouts Anymore

The Council has moved a long way from the usual 70 days of summer operation by adding youth conferences, Young Women’s camps, Primary Activity Days, training workshops, business meetings and family reunions, at our camps. This week, our family is at Mountain Dell Scout Ranch enjoying early fall. As we checked into camp, a group from [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 22, 2014

The Dirt Patrol

You may have seen Mike Rowe, from the TV show “Dirty Jobs,” speaking at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. If so, you know that he’s all about working hard and smart, rolling up his shirtsleeves, and getting dirty to get the job done. Here we are a year and a half after he challenged every Scout [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 21, 2014

Ends and Endings—There Is a Difference

From the Guide to Advancement Twenty years from now it is quite likely that one of those 11 year old Tenderfoot Scouts in your troop will still be playing an important part in your life. He may be your minister, doctor, lawyer, police officer, plumber, or letter carrier. He may even be your grandson’s Cubmaster or [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 20, 2014

Pack/Family Camping — What Are You Waiting For?

This article is adapted from April – May 2014 Advancement News pp.8–9 Fall is nearly hear and our camps are waiting for you Pack Families. Tell a Cub Scout he can spend part of a weekend in the woods, and he probably has many visions:  a campfire, “s’mores,” sleeping  in a tent, cooking breakfast, and maybe hiking [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 19, 2014

The Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force: At Your Service

This article first appeared in the April-May 2014 Issue of Advancement News The National Advancement Committee’s Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force is dedicated to keeping the entire merit badge library up-to-date, relevant, and interesting for our Scouts. Experts in every field, both in and out of Scouting, are sought to review and make recommendations to [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 18, 2014

A Few Answers to BSA Insurance Coverage Questions

I’ve just returned from a week at Philmont, where I received BSA Risk Management Training. The mantra of Enterprise Risk Management is not to say “no” but to help Scouters “know.” Below are brief outlines of insurance coverages you should know are available to volunteers and chartered organizations. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance This coverage provides [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 17, 2014

Teaching Duty

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. So here is the lesson for us. Duty to God is a new concept for young minds. Scouts need the understanding that goes [...]

Lost Scout Feature
By Melany Gardner
Aug 15, 2014

Lost Scout follows training, is found in perfect condition

Tuesday evening Boy Scout Benjamin Kohler spent more than 12 hours separated from his troop in the High Uintahs before he was found in “perfect health” Wednesday by a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter crew. Troop 217 from Midway, UT was doing a 50-miler around Yellowstone Canyon and Swift Creek Basin. While fishing at [...]