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By Maloree Anderson
Jun 28, 2016

What’s a Cub Scout Day Camp Like?

Cub Scout day camp? More like the wild, wild west! Cub Scouts gathered together at the American Fork Amphitheater this summer to engage in western themed activities, each enriched with skill learning and adventure. The shady trees, lush green grass, and wonderful summer weather made the perfect spot to host a day camp. Participants could […]

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By Maloree Anderson
Jun 27, 2016

What is the Social Media Certification and Why Should I Do It?

Two words: Social Media. As one of the top forms of communication these days, in one way or another you have been exposed to it. Whether you have your own personal profile, or you join in on your friend’s selfie that they posted, or even just watching the news. You cannot avoid the social networking […]

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By Deseret News
Jun 26, 2016

Elder Christofferson on defending the “freedom to associate”

On his Facebook page, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, posted this June 16th: Yesterday, leaders from the Boy Scouts of America joined together for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex that will be built at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Sister Christofferson and I were invited to attend […]

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By Community Submission
Jun 25, 2016

Follow the Biggest Flag in Utah

There are many Freedom Festival Events your family and Scouts might attend, but Troop, Team and Crew 1166, chartered by the Northfield Sixth Ward, of the Northfield Pleasant Grove Utah Stake, will unfurl the largest flag in the state at their ceremony. This Eagle Project, is a fairly new community tradition, beginning with a 9/11 tribute […]

Family Camping feature
By John Gailey
Jun 24, 2016

Council Camps are NOT just for Summer!

Nearly two years ago we explained that the Utah National Parks Council offers its twelve camping properties for ward and stake uses in a side variety of settings. Since that time, more than 100 LDS wards and stakes have requested information on our programs, but you don’t have to wait for “our programs” to make a request […]

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By Maloree Anderson
Jun 20, 2016

Scouts and families enjoy the 2016 Maple Dell Scout Show

It was a delightful day to attend the Maple Dell Scout Show. Payson Canyon gave its Scout camp the perfect atmosphere to host a family day. The sun was ablaze, the lake gleaming below, and even wildlife came to investigate what the summer fuss was about. The camp was full of exciting activities for the families to […]

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By Tony Woodard
Jun 19, 2016

Out in God’s Country, Tonight

Living in Utah, many of us experience the outdoors on a regular basis.  We may enjoy camping at our favorite lakeside retreat, hiking to your favorite lookout, fishing at that secret spot, or perhaps, just taking a leisurely drive through the canyons. Scouting gives us the opportunity to share this with our youth.  As Scout […]

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By Brigham Young University
Jun 18, 2016

Work on the American Heritage Merit Badge at the BYU Museum of Art

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service The BYU Museum of Art exhibition, Capturing the Canyons: Artists in the National Parks, is helping the nation celebrate the 100th anniversary of The National Park Service! We invite you to visit us at the Museum of Art. Enthusiastic educators will provide special troop tours to […]

Presidency Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jun 16, 2016

The Captain and the Five Fields of Emphasis

This is part three of the on-line Varsity Vision—Team Coach Position Specific Training. Part one was Varsity Scouting, a Tool for the Quorum and Aims and Methods Part two was Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program THE CAPTAIN AND THE FIVE FIELDS OF EMPHASIS The purpose of this post is to: Recognize Varsity Scouting’s five fields of emphasis. […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 14, 2016

Is Flag Day a Holiday for You?

Many folks are surprised that I take Flag Day so seriously, but I do.  At my home, for the last 22 years, I have posted historic flags along with our current flag every day from Flag Day to the 24th of July (see photo above to left). Any nation’s flag can be a stirring sight as […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 13, 2016

What are Districts?

Have you ever asked that question? Recently, I had to answer it for a new Scoutmaster. This is what I told him: A district is an area designated by the council executive board to offer service to units. In our case, nearly every district in the council is a geographic mirror of the LDS coordinating council it is […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jun 12, 2016

Scouting Develops Integrity

For the past two years, the Utah National Parks Council has focused on a series of tools that help Scouters better communicate with LDS leaders. These tools grew out of two surveys conducted by RED research and Rushford Lee that asked LDS leaders what outcomes they wanted from Scouting and why they thought Scouting mattered to […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 10, 2016

LDS-BSA Launches New Venturing Blog

David Wilson, pictured here with his wife and another Philmont Chaplain, lives in our council in the Orem district and is the LDS-BSA blog’s newest blogger. David, who has been actively involved in Venturing since it started in the 1990’s, posted his first Venturing article at Welcome to LDS Venturing Blog #1  in mid-May with a second one just today: Adapting […]

Coach Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jun 09, 2016

Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program

The aims of Scouting are found in the mission of the BSA: It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law; the vision is to prepare every eligible youth in […]

Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek
By Steven Baugh
Jun 07, 2016

Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek opens in Hurricane

On June 7, 2016, I had the privilege of attending the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek, located just minutes from the I-15 exit heading toward Hurricane, Utah. The beautiful facility features a 4,000 square-foot pavilion and training center, amphitheater, concrete pads for dining, a large grass area for camping and […]

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By Melany Gardner
Jun 05, 2016

The LDS Church’s Continued Involvement in Scouting Locally and Nationally

If you follow the Church News, recently, you’ll have noticed several articles published on Scouting topics; like this article on the ground breaking of the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex at the Summit Bechtel Reserve and Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s comments on defending “freedom to associate” at a Boy Scout luncheon, or Elder Jeffrey R. […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jun 05, 2016

“Your Flag” for Cub Scouts

Your Flag This essential publication  includes information on proper display of the flag, flag ceremonies, and situations to avoid and has long been Scouter’s go to resource. Within its covers, you can learn the proud history and etiquette of the American flag. “Your Flag” (no. 33188) is always a good place to start and as a BSA publication, it […]