By Michelle Carpenter
Mar 30, 2017

Four Better Ways to Use This Blog for Scout Building

Skimming through blog articles on websites often seems like a waste of time. And, it often can be. Reading impertinent blog articles may just leave you empty handed and minded. However, blogs are very helpful for finding information and quick tips for success.

If you came to this blog looking for better ways to wear leggings, you’re probably in the wrong place. But, if you need Scout help, carry on. Here, you can discover great camp options, get Cub Scout activity tips, consider Eagle project ideas, and get answers to most Scouting questions. 

But, with all the articles to read, where do you start? How do you find what you’re looking for? Here’re some ideas for utilizing our blog to help develop growth for yourself and your Scouts:

  1. Have a purpose in mind.

First, have a purpose. If you just come on to be entertained or uplifted, that’s fine. You might want to search through the top trending articles. (After all, they aren’t the most popular for no reason.) However, it helps if you know your Scouting needs (we all have them).

Perhaps, you’re a Scoutmaster concerned about how to help your boys become mission ready. Perhaps, you’re a parent interested in cheaper uniform alternatives. Use the search engine to find what you’re looking for. 

  2. Participate in the conversation.

Your voice is valid.  If we don’t have the answers, others probably will. Comment on articles, join our Facebook page, and reach out to get more feedback.

  3. Turn elsewhere. 

See all the links I posted in this blog? It’s a lot like scripture study and using the footers. Click the links to gain even more knowledge on the topic. Some of the links will direct you elsewhere in the blog, and other links will take you to other useful websites. Both are great when trying to learn more. 

  4. Takes notes, and implement them. 

Above all, use it.  You went to school for years and years (even if you only made it through part of high school). Knowledge is empowering. It helps you change the world and your own heart–but only if you let it. Blogs work the same. 

You need to use the knowledge you gain! As you take notes, learn, and implement, you will become a stronger asset to Scouting. 

We spend time writing articles for a reason. We didn’t write this blog for the hairdresser, dog addict, or music lover (unless they are into Scouting).  This is a resource for you, the Scout enthusiast. Use it as a means to build Scouts. 



Author: Michelle Carpenter | Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council.

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2 thoughts on “Four Better Ways to Use This Blog for Scout Building

  1. Darryl AlderDarryl Alder

    Michelle I really appreciate your thoughts on the purpose behind our blog, you have have such a refreshing viewpoint. With more than 2,000 posts, all the links you used shows just how much we have in our library, but like you said, getting others to chat and repost on our ideas is the reason we write in the first place.

  2. Jarom ShaverJarom Shaver

    You can probably search almost any topic concerned with scouting and you will find it in the search engine on this blog. great article!


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