Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

By Dale Munk
Jan 21, 2018

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2018. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 19, 2018

Eagle Scout, Dexter Ellis, Earns All 138 Merit Badges and Much More

Any of the four percent of Scouts who have earned their Eagle Award know that completing all of the requirements necessary is a task that takes years of commitment and sheer willpower— it’s no wonder Scouts commonly (and proudly) admit that earning their Eagle was the hardest thing they have ever done.  But what happens […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 18, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Paddle Sports

Make a splash with Canoeing, Kayaking, and stand up Paddleboarding Long before people voyaged across the oceans in ships powered by sails and engines, they began to cross the water using paddle craft. Early in human history, what started off as swimming with something that floated turned into building rafts and using a device for […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 16, 2018

Apply Now for $5,000 Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship

Are you the next recipient of the Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship? Youthlinc is now looking for a recipient for its $5,000 Youthlinc humanitarian scholarship. Youthlinc is a Utah based nonprofit organization that links youth to local and international service opportunities to help them become lifetime humanitarians. The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award will award youth who have […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 14, 2018

Mini Philmont Scout Training for Stake & Ward Aaronic Priesthood Leaders

  We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting 2018 – The Leadership Summit.   What is it? This one-day Mini Philmont event is for older boy Stake and Ward Aaronic Priesthood leaders. Another track will be available to Stake and Ward Primary Presidencies as well. (All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 11, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Rifle Shooting

What does it take to be a great marksman? Have you ever given thought as to the many different choices of rifle shooting that are available? Did you know that rifle shooting is a recognized sport in the Olympics? Rifle shooting offers you the ability to increase your skills and enjoy the exciting sport over […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 09, 2018

Leadership Training for Stake & Ward Primary Presidencies at University of Scouting

Are you member of the stake or ward primary presidency? Do you have any idea what to do with Scouting as a part of your calling? This year at the University of Scouting Feb 24, 2018 at UVU is the place for answers. We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 04, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Technology

Better Living Through Technology & Innovation Technology is all around us, from our homes to our schools to the great outdoors. While we tend to think of technology as the latest electronic gadget, any invention that makes our lives easier could be considered an application of technology. The cellphone in your pocket is an example of […]

By Community Submission
Jan 04, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the in person colleges too far away to justify going? Want to earn your Commissioners College Bachelors degree faster? If you answered YES to any of the above, the Utah National Parks Council […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 24, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 24

Jesus taught: “Ye must watch and pray always.” —3 Nephi 18:15     I actually called the chat line to ask about this.  I wondered what we were supposed to be watching for.     Although there might be other opinions, it is felt that we should watch and be aware of others who may be in […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 23, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 23

Jesus taught: “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” —Matthew 25:36 After working many years as a volunteer teacher in Youth Detention, I know a bit about the system.  You can’t just go to a prison and ask to visit.  I know you can visit friends and relatives, and I do think they […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 21, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Cycling

Getting Stronger, Going Farther Bicycling is a great way to combine exercise, travel, and recreation in one activity. Few activities are better than uphill cycling for intense aerobic exercise and physical fitness. Cycling’s downhill speed is simply thrilling. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 20, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 20

Jesus taught; “A man consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”—Luke 12:15 A young man approached Jesus and asked him what he should do with all the things he possessed since he was a youth.  Jesus told him to go and sell them and give the money to the poor.  In […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 18, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 18

Jesus said:  “FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES.” Matthew 6:14 Many times it is difficult to forgive someone or a group of people who we feel have dealt with us wrongly.  I think of the bullies you kids have to deal with.  These are not only real kids, but also cyber bullies.  I think of kids who […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 17, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 17

 “YE SHALL MEET OFT.”   How lucky we are to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Doesn’t your life seem to evolve around Church and Church activities?  You’re going to Scouts, Priesthood meetings, and numerous other activities.  These activities are both spiritual and athletic.  Many times entire families participate.  These […]