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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 […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Aug 23, 2016

Mechanics of Advancement in Cub Scouting

This article will take a quick look at the mechanics of advancement in Cub Scouting. Think of it as “How-To Advance in Cub Scouting.” Most of the information was taken directly from the BSA’s Guide to Advancement.  I have added a few notes and re-worded a few things. I hope this will help you understand the basics of how a […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2016

Earning a degree in Commissioner Science

When you attend a Commissioner College you will find that it is set up like a traditional college, with requirements that can lead you to bachelors, masters, and doctorate “degrees” in commissioner science. I am going to share a little insight into the process and an overview of the requirements to earn a degree in […]

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By Maloree Anderson
Aug 20, 2016

Great Weekend Camping Spots for Scouts in Utah

As I was sitting in the “Great Camping Spots” class during the 2016 University of Scouting, the instructor started the session by giving a few tips before you plan your Scout camping trip: Are you camping at an actual site or backpacking to a spot? Think about the time of year and the location. What […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 17, 2016

Rawlin Bagnall to serve as the next District Executive for the Arapeen District

After several months of working through the selection process, the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America has named L. Rawlin Bagnall III, as the new District Executive for the Aparapeen District, servicing Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne and part of Garfield counties. “I am honored and excited to be returning home to Sanpete County,” said […]

Youth Protection
By Annaleis Smith
Aug 16, 2016

BSA Parent’s Guide to Youth Protection

Youth Protection – How To Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. That’s the name of the 23-page booklet in the front of every boy’s handbook. (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Boy Scout)  Each Rank has a specific requirement for the boys to complete the exercises listed therein with their parents. There are two versions […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Aug 15, 2016

Commissioner College is…

What is Commissioner College? Just like Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow is a full day of training specifically for Cub Scout leaders and the University of Scouting is a full day of training with classes specifically for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing leaders.  A College of Commissioner Science or Commissioner College is a full […]

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By Philmont PhilNews
Aug 14, 2016

Chaplain’s Corner: A Philmont Crew A Scoutmaster Minute

In 1979, I led a crew of disparate Varsity Scouts and Explorers cobbled from all four corners of the Utah National Parks Council. They arrived as individuals but came together through peak climbing and downpours to be a tight knit group of friends. In the beginning of this season, Elder Paul Anderson, LDS Chaplain at […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Aug 09, 2016

Pack Committee – Why Every LDS Ward Should Have One

Does your pack/ward have a pack committee? When teaching about the pack committee I often ask this question.  In my experience, too many answer no to that question. In my many years of teaching at roundtable, I have often heard “We don’t have a committee,” to which I usually answer “You DO have a committee or […]

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By Susan Cheever
Aug 08, 2016

Partner and Pal Campout for Cub Scouts and Family Sept 9th-10th

Looking for a great inexpensive family activity that takes you outdoors and away from technology and other distractions? Join us September 9–10 at Camp Jeremiah Johnson for the Partner and Pal Camp-out. Register for this event here! Parents and children will participate together in Boats, archery, shooting BB guns, fishing, and climbing a bouldering wall. […]

Cardboard Boats
By Maloree Anderson
Aug 04, 2016

The 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta!

Local Scout troops joined their community in the Lindon Days 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Each participant (single or group) had to create a boat solely out of cardboard and duct tape and wow did they get creative! Star Wars, Superman, and even Where the Wild Things Are themed boats competed. These Scouts put their creations […]

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By Brigham Young University
Aug 03, 2016

BYU Curators Help Digitize Scout Archive

In the late 1800s, Robert Baden-Powell—a war hero, adventurer, actor and sometimes a spy—sat down with a pencil and paper and wrote out his idea of “Scouting for boys.” That document, along with hundreds of others that show the worldwide development of Scouting for girls and boys, is safely stored in the Scout Association Archive […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Aug 02, 2016

Lions coming to Utah Valley!

I previously reported that Tigers had been seen in the Utah National Parks Council—well here come the Lions! Lions and Tigers and Bears—Oh My! Lions and Bobcats and Tigers and Wolves and Bears and Webelos—Oh My!  That’s right; the BSA has a new addition to the lineup of Cub Scout dens. The Lion program was […]

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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 […]

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By Dale Munk
Jul 26, 2016

Little Philmont Comes to Utah National Parks Council

For many years, LDS stake presidents in our Council have made the twelve-hour trek to Philmont in Northern New Mexico to attend the LDS Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting. For most, this is a singular event for both them and their families. Following their return, stakes are encouraged to conduct a weekend Priesthood leadership training retreat […]

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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 […]

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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 […]