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By KSL News
Dec 18, 2014

Teen creates app displaying campsites throughout Utah

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A Utah teen decided to combine his love of camping and technology to complete his Eagle Scout project — an app listing Utah campsites. Joshua Wilde, 17, of Eagle Mountain, said he has been developing and creating apps since he was in 8th grade. His parents, Clint and Rocio Wilde, said he […]

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By Ken Cluff
Dec 18, 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, […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 18, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Kind

A Scout is kind. A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing. As you share this story with your Scouts, talk about the importance of kindness and how they can be more kind this […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 17, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Courteous

“A Scout is Courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.” Scouts are taught to be courteous in every circumstance. In this story from Douglas Presença, we see the importance of being courteous even to those who seem […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 17, 2014

Troop Annual Program Planning

Let’s talk about one of the key elements of all successful troops and an indicator of a potentially successful year. Of course that would be the troop’s annual program plan and planning conference. Research conducted by Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana, showed that a common element of strong troops is they all have a good […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 16, 2014

What is Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah)?

Hanukkah  is the Jewish Festival of Lights that lasts eight days. It usually falls in late November or December. In 2014, Hanukkah will begin on 16th December and finish on 24th December. Jews celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate the Miracle of the Oil. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “dedication.”  Over 2000 years ago, in 165 BC, the Jews […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 15, 2014

January Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

As you know, a new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015 that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure units are ready to make the transition, a series of webcasts will be hosted in January. The webcasts will outline the coming changes, how […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 15, 2014

Biathlon Coming January 10th

Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, which presents an interesting dichotomy for me.  I love cross country skiing, it is by far my favorite winter sport (even more than downhill, which I have done since I was 12), but shooting, that is not my thing. Imagine skiing until you are out […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 15, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: a Scout is Helpful

“A Scout is Helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.” Scouts do their best to help others, taking time to do a daily good turn and participate in service projects as a troop or on their own. After reading the story discuss it with […]

Catching Crawdads at Scofield Scout Camp is fun!
By Bob Gowans
Dec 13, 2014

2015 Summer Camps Promise Greater Adventure

2015 Summer Camps promo flier Great plans are underway for the 2015 Summer Camp season in the Utah National Parks Council. Plans to greatly enhance the experience the Scouts will receive are being developed by the camping directors. Programs including merit badge instruction will be divided into three classifications: ~Green: basic, all-around experiences designed for […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2014

Capturing the Vision of Scouting

Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders can have eternal consequences. When I was a mission president, one particular zone was having a lot of success. I asked one of the zone leaders, “Elder, what’s going on here?” He said, “President, in high school I ran cross- country with a handful of friends. We trained hard and competed together. For four […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 10, 2014

Benefits of Positive Thinking

Top Five Positive Thinking Benefits You have probably had someone tell you to “look on the bright side” or to “see the cup as half full.” Chances are good that the people who make these comments are positive thinkers. Researchers are finding more and more evidence pointing to the many benefits of optimism and positive […]