Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

By Katelyn Kenedy
Nov 17, 2017

Applying Scout Spirit to Overcome Everyday Problems

This article is adapted from a story written by Michael Brucia Going into his sophomore year of high school, Michael Brucia held himself to the highest standard in his academic goals. Selecting three AP and two Honors classes, Michael didn’t realize he may have bitten off more than he could chew. Never having taken a […]

By Maloree Anderson
Nov 11, 2017

Scouts Discovered Ecosystems During ‘Scout Night’ at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The earth’s ecosystems are mysterious and fascinating. Each individual environment is uniquely developed into its own little, functioning world. Scouts had a chance to discover, learn, and explore a few of these extraordinary systems during Loveland Living Planet Aquarium‘s “Scout Night.” “Scout Night” at the Aquarium includes admission, hands-on activities, mini classes, and more. Scouts […]

By Community Submission
Nov 10, 2017

What Makes A Boy Want To Be An Eagle Scout?

What makes a boy want to be an Eagle Scout? What is different about a Scout, and especially about an Eagle Scout? Why was the highest order of Scouting named after the emblem of our country, the national bird, THE EAGLE? How an Eagle Scout is Like an Eagle Because the Eagle Scout, and the […]

By Kelly Frey
Oct 29, 2017

How We Serve Our Young Men Outside of Regular Activities is the Answer

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to write about my experiences at Little Philmont. This past weekend, I was excited to attend the last one of the year. In my last blog, I wrote about Brother Heyn, of the General Young Men Presidency Board, and his three key principles that leaders need to follow in order to “Be There” for […]

By Jim Bethel
Oct 29, 2017

Scouter’s Minute: Wrong Way Riegels

I love college football – Even when my team loses I can still enjoy the game [however I enjoy it more when they win!].  Football is full of great stories with last second, nail biting finishes and hero’s that lead their team to victory.  These stories are inspirational.  Regardless of what team you cheer for […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Oct 27, 2017

A Night To Remember: Celebrating Our Eagles

On October 27, 2017 our Distinguished Eagle, Gary Doxey, and all of our attending Outstanding Eagle recipients gathered together at the Provo Marriott Conference Center to be honored by BSA’s Utah National Parks Council. Since receiving their Eagle Scout Award in their youth— some as young as 13, these men have continued to remember, honor […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Mark Butler

Mark Butler Mark is married to the love of his life, Kimberly Sorensen, with whom he recently shared a 25th wedding anniversary. They live in Spring Lake with their four wonderful children. Mark works for Jones Paint and Glass as vice-president of Finance and Marketing. Mark has served his church and community in ward and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Chip A. Childs

(Russell) Chip A. Childs When Chip left Cedar City to attend college at Brigham Young University and work in Salt Lake City, he never imagined he would return home to southwest Utah. However, in 2001 he was offered the position of vice president-controller at SkyWest Airlines and settled in St. George with his wife and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen Jeff loved growing up in the greater St. George area. He attended school at Westminster College in Salt Lake. After graduating with a degree in accounting, he married his wife. He received the Home Builders Care Award for his outstanding leadership and service for his community. He spent many hours coordinating volunteers, developing […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Darren Paul

Darren Paul Darren, the Lehi Police Chief, is a fourth-generation police officer. This father of four has been with the Lehi Police Department since 1994. Darren earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice and a bachelor’s in emergency services managment from UVU. He proudly earned his Master of Public Administration degree from BYU. He loves […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Matt Paxman

Matt Paxman Matt Paxman was born in Salt Lake City. There, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, co-planning his Eagle project with his wife-to-be, Alissa, as she finished the Young Womanhood Recognition award in the LDS Church. They are going on 15 years of marriage and are parents of three. Matt is a solution […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Eugene Probst

Eugene Probst Born in Midway, Utah, Eugene Probst became the first Eagle Scout there in 1940. He served aboard the USS Oakhill for 28 months in the South Pacific during WWII, engaging in seven major invasions. Gene has dedicated his life to serving his community and his family. He served as city councilman for eight […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Lynn Snow

Lynn Snow Lynn Snow has lived most of his life in Roosevelt, Utah. He graduated from USU with a degree in accounting. He founded a CPA firm, a real estate construction and development company, and a real estate brokerage business. Lynn has served in Scouting as a 11-year-old Scout leader, Scoutmaster, Wood Badge course director, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Mark Seastrand

Mark Seastrand Mark has lived in Orem for almost 50 years. He served an LDS Mission in Portugal and received his MBA from BYU. He has been married to his wife Shelley for nearly 30 years. Together they travel and see historic sites around the world. They added two children to their family and gained […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Daniel B. Fugal

Daniel B. Fugal Dan grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He met his wife Jill at a high school play in 1965, and together they have four sons and 12 grandchildren. Dan has served many within his church, community, and country, including time on the Alpine School District Board of Education and the Pleasant Grove […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: David Stirling

David Stirling David is a founding executive, chairman, and CEO of doTERRA, one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the industry. He and his wife Laura have nine children. He holds both a bachelor’s degree and MBA in business. David’s greatest strength lies in his ability to see what can be inspire […]