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By Melany Gardner
Oct 24, 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 [...]

Rock Canyon
By Randell Keys
Oct 24, 2014

Right Place, Right Time—Being Prepared

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 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, [...]

Dewitt Jones
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 [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Oct 11, 2014

High Adventure Mountainboarding

The best high-adventure treks are planned, and carried out by our Varsity Scout youth. This high-adventure activity on mountain boarding can provide positive learning experiences to help your young men to mature and to prepare them to become responsible adults. Encourage your Varsity Scout youth to seek out these programs; it’s what keeps them high [...]

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By Lee Hansen
Oct 10, 2014

Why STEM?

We hear a lot today about “STEM.” Most of us know the letters stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” But why STEM? Is there an underlying connection among these fields that leads us to meld them into an acronym? Or was the conglomeration one of convenience, driven solely by economics? STEM represents a field [...]

Ready Project
By Gina Bègin
Oct 10, 2014

Comfortable Camping: A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Best Campsite

This is Part IV in a series of getting comfortable with camping. For Part III, see Comfortable Camping: A Beginner’s Guide to Dressing Warm. The properly selected site can do miracles to alleviate your cold camping blues. When sleeping outdoors, there are all kinds of elements to contend with: wind, cold sinks, water, rough surfaces, slopes, [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Oct 06, 2014

Scouting Alumni Association

The Scouting Alumni Association welcomes everyone positively and personally impacted by the Boy Scouts of America—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, volunteers past and present, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day—to join today.By joining the Scouting Alumni Association, you’ll stay up to speed on [...]