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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 06, 2015

SuperCubs at October Pack Meeting

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound—It’s SuperCub! This month’s pack meeting theme is SuperCub and the Brave point in the Scout Law and it’s a great opportunity to spark boys’ interest and teach them about the superheroes all around them. has […]

By Steven Sutherland
Oct 04, 2015

Spiritual Roots of Genuine Scouting: Discipleship and Accountability

This last Saturday was a special day for me… I was presented with my two Wood Badge beads (sort of a diploma), signifying that I had done two significant things: successfully attended a week-long Wood Badge course (which I did in October 2014); and, completion of five post-course projects and/or significant tasks within 18 months […]

Eagle Scout and Mission Preparation
By Community Submission
Oct 02, 2015

Scouting Prepared My Six Sons to be Missionaries

With six sons outnumbering the lone daughter, there was always a lot of Scouting happening in the Pack house. After thousands of Scout activities, countless Courts of Honor, beads, beltloops, and merit badges, all six sons became Eagle Scouts and all six went on to serve missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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By Adrian
Sep 30, 2015

Honoring a Fallen Eagle

Scouting tends to build strong bonds—between the Scouts themselves, between the Scouts and their adult leaders, and between the individual leaders themselves. So, it has a profound impact on a Troop when a Scout passes away, even if it occurs years after a Scout has graduated from the Troop. Tragically, one of our Eagle Scouts, […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Sep 29, 2015

New Cub Scout Adventure Program—Be Prepared for Success

The new Cub Scout program got a huge face lift this year as the new the advancement program was launched on June 1. Since then boys and families have used the materials at day camp, resident camp, and during summertime den and pack events. If your pack starts its program each year at the beginning of the […]

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By Lee Hansen
Sep 28, 2015

The LDS Church Needs Scouting Because Boys Need Scouting

Pres. Monson said, “Scouting is in the church to save boys, one boy at a time.” For many boys in today’s world, Scouting substitutes for the support that families would normally provide. Many boys are being raised by single parents or parents that cannot provide the support they would like to give because of financial […]

The Influential Women in Scouting Award
By Darryl Alder
Sep 26, 2015

Influential Woman in Scouting 2016

Cindy Anderson                    Springville Cindy has devoted herself in service to Scouting for 23 years.  She has effectively directed and supported her unit’s Scouting program as Chairperson of the Scout Committee.  She has devoted countless hours encouraging and guiding young men in the Cub Scout, Troop and Varsity programs along their path to Eagle.  Cindy requires […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 25, 2015

Venturing Officer’s Association (VOA) Help Priests Get Mission Ready

This is a continuation of our August 7th article: Why Your LDS Stake Needs a Venturing Officers’ Association Program Planning The stake VOA provides a structure and vision source for wards and branches within the stake. Core elements of Venturing complement the Aaronic Priesthood activity program through: Adventure, Leadership, Personal Growth and Service (ALPS). This also […]

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By Community Submission
Sep 23, 2015

Eagle Charge for a Latter-day Saint Scout

Last May, Bruce Alger shared something his Timpanogos District does for their LDS Eagle Scouts. Nearly all units in that district are sponsored by the LDS Church. During the presentation they give an LDS Eagle Charge Certificate, which is administered as a promise for the candidate during the award presentation: EAGLE CHARGE Latter-day Saint Eagle Scout Being duly […]

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By Darryl Alder
Sep 21, 2015

Messengers of Peace, the World Scout Bureau, and International Day of Peace

Today is the International Day of Peace, which has been observed annually on September 21st since it was initiated in 1982. To commemorate the day, let’s reflect on our founder Baden-Powell’s vision of peace through the world brotherhood of Scouting. In his final address to the 50,000 Scouts attending the Third World Jamboree in Arrowe Park England in 1929, Baden-Powell said: “From […]

Chapel in the Woods
By Darryl Alder
Sep 20, 2015

A Chapel in the Woods—What BP Thought

Last Saturday morning, during the first weekend of our Woodbadge course, I had a singular spiritual experience at Tifie Scout Camp’s outdoor chapel. There among the reddening maples and in the crisp morning air, our Wood Badge staff presented these words from our founder, Baden Powell, in a Scout’s Own Worship Service: FOR an open Troop, or for Troops […]

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By Darryl Alder
Sep 19, 2015

Outdoor Breakfasts: Love ’em

For as long as I can recall, both Labor Day and Memorial Day meant breakfast in the mountains. Getting older though, the work on a holiday seems a bit much, so this last Labor Day we stayed home, but still cooked breakfast outdoors. At 4500 feet and a in yard with more than 80 trees, it […]