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By Community Submission
Oct 31, 2014

Scouter Mom Program Archives: Halloween

Scare up some fun with these Halloween related ideas. Whether you are having a Halloween themed Pack meeting or a Troop Halloween campout or a Crew Halloween party, you will find some new ideas here. Carve the Pumpkin Halloween Song  If you have a den meeting or pack meeting near Halloween, then this song is a [...]

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By Ann Shumway
Oct 30, 2014

Teaching Responsibility to Young Teens

Many parents who want their young teen to do well in school and stay out of trouble feel like “laying down the law” or forcing their child to do what they think is best. When their child rebels or refuses to do what they demand, they’re surprised or upset. Gradually let go From their child’s [...]

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By Maria Milligan
Oct 29, 2014

Foundations Change Camps and Scouts for the Better

When I joined the Scofield Scout Camp waterfront staff at Frandsen Scout Ranch two weeks into the 2013 season I fell in love with the camp’s secluded bay. Every day during free time I would stand on the dock with a rescue tube and watch laughing Scouts leap off the Iceberg, swamp each other’s kayaks [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Oct 27, 2014

Be Prepared to Be Husbands and Fathers – Life Skills

Why is Scouting important in the LDS Church? How does Scouting relate to Church objectives for youth? Is there a spiritual side to Scouting? Is there really any link between the trail to Eagle and a mission? These are questions Rushford Lee, owner of Research Emotion Design (RED) started asking that promoted a  large research project into [...]

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By Clint Lawton
Oct 26, 2014

Leaders of the Next Generation

How does the Scout Oath and Law help to create the leaders of tomorrow?   Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country  and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times;To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Oct 25, 2014

STEM and Scouting

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are considered by many to be the foundation of an advanced society. In many forums – including political, governmental, and academic – the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation’s ability to sustain itself. To engage our youth members in science, technology, engineering, [...]

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By Randell Keys
Oct 24, 2014

Right Place, Right Time

Many of us never worry about falling 30 feet. We usually have the correct equipment when we do any climbing and rappelling as illustrated in Elder Richard G. Scott’s video, ‘A Secure Anchor’  In reading through the ‘Pillars of Scouting,’ pillar 5 states, “Be prepared to be good fathers and husbands by following the examples [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Oct 23, 2014

Boy Scouts award “campership” in honor of fallen officer Cory Wride

Three Boy Scout councils will honor Utah’s fallen officers by sending a boy to summer camp for free in an officer’s name. Sergeant Cory Wride, shot and killed by ambush this year, was the first officer to be awarded a perpetual campership from the Utah National Parks Council, Thursday, Oct 23, 2014. The Cory Wride Memorial [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Oct 21, 2014

Annual program planning for Varsity Scout Teams

Let’s talk about one of the key elements of all successful varsity teams and an indicator of a potentially successful year. Of course, that would be the team’s annual program plan and planning conference that typically takes place in November or December for the coming year. New research conducted by Eli Lily in Indianapolis, Indiana, [...]

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By Steven Sutherland
Oct 20, 2014

Everyday Creativity

October 17, 2014—Tonight I attended a Wood Badge Director’s Conference at Camp Kiesel up near Snow Basin, Utah.  One of my takeaway’s from this conference occurred during a session entitled Bringing our Vision to Life. An extraordinary video presentation Everyday Creativity, by Nat Geo photo journalist Dewitt Jones, was shown. (This video (20:41 mins) can [...]

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By Jim Bethel
Oct 19, 2014

Nephi was an Eagle Scout

While reading the Book of Mormon a few years ago, I was once again impressed with the young man we know as Nephi. All Latter Day Saints are familiar with his heroics. That got me to thinking that the Church should create some kind of award for young men that emulate Nephi, something in addition [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Oct 16, 2014

Scout Cycling Program Introduced!

Since 1911, hundreds of thousands of Scouts have made the most of their two-wheel adventures by earning the Cycling Merit Badge. Like everything else from Cub Scouting to Venturing in the BSA’s program family, there are age specific adventures waiting for each group, from Cub Scout Bike Rodeos to Venturing Cycling/Mountain Biking (Ranger Award elective) requirements [...]

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By Ann Shumway
Oct 15, 2014

Resourcefulness Games for Kids

Being resourceful means having the ability to approach a problem in different ways. It requires the ability to be creative and to pursue a solution from more than one direction. Resourcefulness is not a built-in ability, but is learned over time through a variety of experiences. To develop this skill in children, expose them to [...]