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By Darryl Alder
Jan 30, 2015

Use Winter to Build Program for Troops, Teams and Crews

Snow, skiing and outdoor fun all combine when you work on one of Scouting’s winter sports achievements and spend the night. A great place to get a green (intermediate) winter adventure is through our partner, Brian Head Resort, proud sponsor of the Snow Sports Merit Badge. Winter Sports for Troops This year they are offering a 2015 […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 27, 2015

Blue and Gold Banquet Ideas

February is Blue and Gold Banquet time! This month celebrates Scouting’s birthday, and packs across the nation hold banquets as a birthday party. This meeting is often the highlight of the year for packs and it’s a great time to invite families, former leaders, community members, and local Scouters to come celebrate with you. Your […]

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By Community Submission
Jan 27, 2015

On Really Being a Commissioner

The following is a letter I sent to my fellow Unit Commissioners: HAVE to share with you all what happened tonight. Heavenly Father is soooooooooo cool!!!!! So, I met a couple of months ago with the Primary President and her Counselor over Cubs for one of the wards I serve. We went over everything; leaders, […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 26, 2015

Animal Science Merit Badge

Cattle, horses, sheep, goats, hogs, poultry and other domesticated animals are all important to people for many reasons. They supply us with food and clothing, we use them for recreational purposes and they work with and for us. Our our long-time supporter, Moroni Feed and Norbest, Inc. in Moroni, sponsors the Animal Science Merit Badge for […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 25, 2015

Be Prepared Through Personal Growth and Learning to Serve – Service

In January we explored our first pillar of being prepared – testimony, and how youth themselves can promote this. This month we are covering pillar two which is:  “Be prepared through personal growth and learning to serve others through charity and doing a good turn daily.” The Good Turn is a hallmark of the BSA.  We were, in fact, started through […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 24, 2015

University of Scouting: February 21, 2015

CLASSES ARE FILLING FAST! The Utah National Parks Council Training Team is proud to present the University of Scouting. This supplemental training for adult leaders will offer fun, learning, and fellowship for all who attend. It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of […]

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By Bob Gowans
Jan 24, 2015

Early Bird Camp Discount Deadline Nears

It’s almost past time to get that early discount at a Utah National Parks Council Summer Camp. Register before January 31st and receive a per person discount on the camp fees. Spaces in the camps are filling up so its time to make that choice and get your reservation made. Scofield Scout Camp at Frandsen […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 23, 2015

Venturing Program Features and Mission Preparation

The more I read through the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews, the more I like the direction they are heading. I am especially excited about the progression available as youth get older and more experienced and the great hands-on experiences. Today I want to focus on the opportunities for Venture Scouts and […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 22, 2015

Sunday School, Teachers Quorum and Your Varsity Scout Team

I have been a Stake Sunday School President since the introduction of the new LDS Come, Follow Me curriculum. During this period, I had wished for a chance to put that curriculum together with the BSA’s program features. In this article, I would like to share some thoughts from my point of view as both a Sunday School […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 21, 2015

Using the New Program Features in Your Troop (and Deacons Quorum)

Last week we posted the introduction to the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews to give you a sense of how these new features work and why the BSA made the changes. This week, we want to show you how you might implement these new features to meet the needs of your Scouts and […]

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By Community Submission
Jan 19, 2015

The African American Boy Scout Movement

Monday, July 31, 1911—This date celebrates the founding of America’s first “Negro Boy Scout” troop in 1911. Initially started in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, opposition was encountered immediately, but troops continued to meet in increasing numbers. In 1916, the first official Boy Scout Council-promoted Negro Troop 75 began in Louisville, KY. By the next year, […]

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By Ann Shumway
Jan 18, 2015

How Serving on Camp Staff Prepared Me for My Mission

On Christmas Day there’s nothing a missionary mom looks forward to more than the call from their missionary serving somewhere throughout the world.  I was no exception.  My son Nicholas, who is serving in El Salvador must have been excited to talk to the family as well since his call came in at 7:00 am. […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Jan 17, 2015

Adventure Tracks? I’m Confused

We wrote this letter to a mom who had questions about our adventure tracks at camps this summer: January 12, 2015 Hi Natalie, We are implementing a new series of high adventure tracks at Tifie this year. Green, Blue, and Black Diamond (representing greater levels of adventure and challenge). We are planning on having these […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 16, 2015

Making the Most out of the New Program Features: Part 3

Once you have planned the annual conference (Part 1) and successfully held it (Part 2), you need to make sure your plan is carried out. This post will go over creating the calendar after your conference and making it useful. This includes using monthly planning as a time to check on your progress, remind everyone […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jan 15, 2015

Los Scouts no solo construyen fogatas, sino algo más

¿Si tuviera la oportunidad de escoger algún programa extracurricular para mis hijos, que respetara sus creencias religiosas, que le permitieran desarrollara su carácter y su forma de ser; que vivieran y respetaran las leyes de nuestra sociedad incluyendo que las actividades sean físicas y mentalmente sanas? “Sin duda pensaría en el escultismo” Cada generación es […]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Jan 15, 2015

On Friends of Scouting

In the early 1980’s I served as Chartered Organization Representative (COR) in my local  LDS Ward. The annual Friends of Scouting campaign found me going door-to-door asking for contributions. At one door the gentleman who answered asked why he should donate. I mumbled something that sounded somewhat convincing; enough that he gave a modest amount. […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 15, 2015

Making the Most out of the New Program Features: Part 2

Yesterday’s post about the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews covered preparing for the annual planning conference, including setting goals. This section will cover the conference itself, including a step by step plan for conducting the meeting. This annual planning conference will set the tone for your year, and can be a great chance for […]