Kings Peak climb
By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 29, 2015

Leaving Jerusalem, an Ultimate Adventure

The month of April, The Boy Scout will focus on the fourth pillar: Be prepared by learning to do hard things. A young man will gain confidence, learn leadership skills and prepare for the future as a son of God. The key word is: confidence, which a boy gains by doing hard things. Rondo Fehlberg, President of the Utah National Parks Council. BSA tells […]

PTC feature
By Andy Gibbons
Mar 27, 2015

Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams

From the the Course Director of the Varsity conference at Philmont this summer: The Conference and the Sponsor The title of our conference is “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams”. The conference is being held under the auspices of the Director of LDS-BSA Relations, Mark Francis. Last week Mark held a phone conference with nearly one hundred […]

Scout Troop
By Maria Milligan
Mar 25, 2015

Strengthen Your Troop, Strengthen Your Deacons Quorum

When Scoutmasters are called in the LDS Church they often become leaders both in weekly Scout meetings and in the deacons quorum. The best-functioning LDS troops are those that use Scouting to strengthen their priesthood quorums and prepare young men for missions while also fulfilling Scouting’s aims. In an effort to better serve and communicate with LDS leaders, our […]

By Arturo Malpica
Mar 23, 2015

¡Corre, Muchacho, Corre!

Hace varios años, un grupo de hombres, los líderes de los Scouts, se reunieron en las montañas cerca de Sacramento para recibir capacitación sobre de la Insignia de Madera. Esta experiencia anual en la que estos líderes acampan al aire libre y viven por unos días en la forma en que los Scouts a quienes […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Mar 23, 2015

Recruiting New Unit Commissioners

The new-unit commissioner is one of the key players in our process for starting and sustaining new units. (See the Unit Performance Guide p. 24.) Effective recruiting is essential to effective unit service. We intuitively understand that a “servant’s heart” is an asset every commissioner should have. Specific unit service positions may require other skills. For […]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Mar 22, 2015

Exercising Priesthood Keys

Do you desire to have a higher percentage of your young men go on missions? Are priesthood keys being used in ways that provide immeasurable blessing? If so, let me share with you my personal experience. When I moved to my present community in 1978, I was called to serve as assistant priest quorum adviser […]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 21, 2015

Brunch in a Bucket

Well not exactly …it’s in a Dutch Oven, but then it loses its alliteration (dang). This meal is really like dumping it in a bucket and off you go.  It’s a take-on-any campout, campfire breakfast skillet (think Denny’s), but it’s topped off with biscuits and so much tastier. With today’s Scouting for Food service project starting […]

Crew Adult Patches
By Darryl Alder
Mar 20, 2015

Is Large Group Training Dead for Venturing?

For Venture Advisors and Committee Members the answer is probably yes! So what’s  a trainer to do? It time to train the trainer, and whole lot more of them with The Trainer’s EDGE. You will probably need one per LDS Stake, but even better would be the Commissioner service in a stake all becoming trainers. In this […]

Scout Sunday Patch
By Darryl Alder
Mar 19, 2015

Scout Sunday at Hilltop United Methodist Church

One of the main foundations of the Scouting program is service. In particular service to God and your Country. One of the ways which our Troop (Troop 411 of Sandy, UT) teaches this principle to our Scouts is through direct service to our Sponsoring Organization, . We sprinkle acts of service to our church throughout […]

Entrada High Adventure
By Ken Cluff
Mar 19, 2015

What is High Adventure?

Many High Adventure program opportunities exist for experienced, older Varsity Scouts.   High Adventure is the culmination of all of the things that Boy Scouting has taught the boy: character development, citizenship, and personal fitness. It is also the ultimate in outdoor experiences above and beyond the lower keyed summer camp programs. Most High adventure expeditions […]

Guide to Advancement
By Boy Scouts of America
Mar 18, 2015

Helpful Advancement Links

Here are some links to the most current materials of interest for Scouters who are involved in the administration of advancement. These and many more resources are available via the Advancement Resources page. Guide to Advancement Advancement Educational Presentations: Why Advancement?  In this series of videos, individuals give testimony about the quality of their Scouting […]

Eagle Scout Merit Badges
By Community Submission
Mar 18, 2015

Eagle Project Tracking

Every year for the last three years, the Mt. Nebo District has doubled the number of boys who finish the process to become an Eagle Scout. Before 2011, the district kept track of all Eagle Project approvals on paper. Their records included the usual information: what the project was, who approved it and the Scout’s […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Mar 17, 2015

Program Updates gets an update!

Last week a number of documents were updated on the Program Updates page. .  All the Cub Scout information moved to the top of the page, instead of some being at the top and some being down the page aways.  This makes thing easier to find. Yea!  I’d like to give you a quick run down […]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 17, 2015

Paddle. Portage. Get Paid!

You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired. You’ll make a difference in someone’s life.   Northern Tier is a National High Adventure Program of the Boy Scouts of America with locations in Ely, MN, Atikokan, ON, and Bissett, MB. We offer 6-14 day, fully outfitted, guided, wilderness canoe treks for Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders. Northern Tier […]