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By Darryl Alder
Apr 23, 2014

Prophets and Scouting: Did You Know?

  Many LDS leaders participated in Scouting. Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) was the prophet when Scouting was organized as a part of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. Heber J. Grant (1856–1945) attended the 1937 World Scout Jamboree in Holland. George Albert Smith (1870–1951) was the first Church member to serve on the BSA National Executive Board. David O. McKay (1873–1970) was [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 22, 2014

A Celebration of Eagles – Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7 pm at UCCU Event Center

When a young boy finishes the five-year gauntlet of leadership and service to become an Eagle Scout, he is on the path to becoming an honorable man. Join the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America as we recognize our Eagle Scouts at A Celebration of Eagles, July 3, 2014 in the Utah Valley [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 22, 2014

Hastening the Work using Peer to Peer Recruiting

From the website Hastening the Work of Salvation we read: “Increasing numbers of youth have responded to a prophet’s call, hastening the growth of missionary work. Members and missionaries can see themselves in the work as they live the gospel joyfully and as they invite others to participate in activities, Church services, and other occasions.” [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 22, 2014

Get Ready for Camp!

When I was twelve, there was never a time I did not want to go to the mall with my mom. That was because ZCMI carried all the Scout Stuff a young Scout could dream of. Mom was busy with dresses or unmentionables and I was in kid heaven. There were axes and knives, compasses [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 21, 2014

Coyote Gulch—An Adventure to remember

By the way, we didn’t take our cameras on our trip, so these pictures are all borrowed from other adventurers who have gone there too. Let that be a lesson: never leave the camera behind! A few years back, while living in Richfield UT, our Varsity Scouts and Venturers (back then called Explorers), hatched an [...]

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By Salt Lake Tribune
Apr 17, 2014

Amazing Fishing at Frandsen Scout Ranch on Scofield Reservoir

Frandsen Scout Ranch at Scofield Reservoir, known for it frontier theme and aquatics adventures, can boast about its excellent fishing too. According to Brent Prettyman: “No Utah fishery has turned out more record fish in the past five years. Scofield has become the tiger trout (hybrid between a brook and a brown trout) capital of the West — with [...]

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By Community Submission
Apr 16, 2014

Are You Ready for the Great Utah ShakeOut?

Major earthquakes can cause unprecedented catastrophes. With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, Scouts and Scouters should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. What we do now, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. BSA and other organizations of all sizes can also use the [...]

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By Boys Life
Apr 16, 2014

Essential Fishing Gear to Get Started

Heading out to try fishing for the first time? Or maybe it has been awhile since you’ve gone. Here’s a basic list of items to get you going. ROD AND REEL: Spincasting reels are the easiest for beginners to cast and can handle fish up to 20 pounds. Longer rods allow for longer casts and play [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Apr 14, 2014

Fishing—A Program Feature From April’s Varsity Vision

We can fish in a serious way or simply lie back and let the bait do the work for us. We can make fishing an art, especially with fly-fishing, or a science, by inventing new types of lures or ways to attract the ‘‘big ones.’’ The ultimate Varsity Scouting adventure is designed to give your [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Apr 12, 2014

Peak Experience

I think the mountaintop ceremony may be the most rewarding portion of your Operation ON TARGET experience. The ceremony may be held around a campfire near the mountain peak on Friday evening. Gathering your team in a secluded spot, follow the team’s outline, have a reverent mountaintop ceremony that includes reading the letter from President Erying, of the first presidency of the [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Apr 11, 2014

Why Wood Badge?

Judging by the experience of others, Wood Badge will help you become a better Scout leader. It’s also likely that along the way you’ll find ways to become a better person.  Sign up soon for your Wood Badge experience. Do your best to serve others by improving your leadership skills. If you do, you’ll help [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2014

Learn Safe Climbing Skills

It must be spring because there isn’t a week that goes by without someone calling the Scout Service Center to find out about climbing safety requirements. Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for safely organizing climbing and rappelling activities; either at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
Apr 07, 2014

Chris Evans’ Captain America was inspired by an Eagle Scout

Captain America and Eagle Scouts: Both wear uniforms, and of course they’re both patriotic and brave. But recently I learned the shield-toting Avenger has even more in common with young men who earn Scouting’s highest award than you might think. Chris Evans, the actor who plays the titular superhero in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, says “Cap” was modeled after [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 02, 2014

Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant to fund Learning for Life

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to fund Learning for Life Orem, UT, April 2, 2014 – Good character is not formed automatically. It is learned through personal experience and positive examples. Learning for Life, a subsidiary program of the Utah National Parks Council, [...]

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By Terry Richardson
Apr 01, 2014

Annual Influential Women in Scouting 2014 – May 2nd

“There is nothing in this world as personal, as nurturing, or as life changing as the influence of a righteous woman.” Elder M. Russell Ballard Join us at the Fifth Annual Influential Women in Scouting Awards Ceremony Friday, May 2, 2014 at Clear Horizons Academy, 1875 S. Geneva Road, Orem UT. We will be pleased to [...]

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By Community Submission
Mar 25, 2014

Host Families Needed for International Youth Program

Owned by an Eagle Scout and current scout adviser, Selnate International School in Provo, UT is pleased to partner with BSA to extend an invitation to adult leaders and their families to host short-term international students this summer. Selnate International School has been bringing international youth and young adults to Utah Valley for more than 20 years, [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 24, 2014

LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit Orem, UT. March 21, 2014 - Scouting benefits all boys.  But minority Scouts are often under-represented in Utah. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation recently funded a new initiative to increase multicultural Scouting in Utah.  [...]