Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 16, 2017

Let Them Lead: Servant Leadership

The best leaders understand that they must serve those they lead. Jesus Christ taught, “Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” Christ is the greatest example of what it means to be a servant leader. We also see examples […]

By Ann Shumway
Jul 13, 2017

A Letter from the Mission Field

I received this email from a former staff member who is currently serving a mission in Arizona.  Dear JJ staff, Our main purpose [here in Arizona], as I’m sure you have already heard a hundred times, is to make people happy. Honestly, it’s hard sometimes. There were days at JJ and on the mission where […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 10, 2017

Retaining Our Young Men In Scouting

Even since the early years of Scouting, retaining older youth provides a challenge.  There are many reasons why boys decide to quit Scouting. Many want to be with their peers and, for the most part, Boy Scout troops lack a good peer environment for high-school-aged boys. Other boys may get bored with the program around the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 09, 2017

Let Them Lead: The Leading EDGE

Leadership in the Church has always been about helping others understand the gospel until they are enabled doers. “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest” Proverbs 6: 6–8. Prepare yourself spiritually Family and church […]

By McKenna Hunt
Jul 03, 2017

Just Serve with JustServe

Have you heard of the wonderful service website called JustServe? Found at www.justserve.org, this website exists throughout the United States and recently began publishing volunteer service projects in the state of Utah. Through this website, Scouting units and individuals can easily find projects where they can help civic, religious, and other organizations needing volunteer service. […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jul 03, 2017

Girls Venture Around the World at Day Camp

The Iron Horse District recently hosted a day camp just for girls! “Adventure Around the World” Day Camp consisted of activities that taught skills, tested physique, sharpened aim, and more. It was amazing to see these young ladies get outside and learn just like the boys. Girls got to grasp the importance of safety when […]

By Tyler North
Jul 02, 2017

Dejarlos Dirigir: Resolviendo Problemas

Una lección sobre la autosuficiencia de Ven, Sígueme explica: “La autosuficiencia incluye la capacidad de encontrar soluciones a nuestros propios problemas y desafíos. Muchas de estas soluciones se encuentran en el evangelio restaurado de Jesucristo. Nuestro Padre Celestial es consciente de los desafíos que enfrentamos. Nos ama y quiere ayudarnos.” Presidente Thomas S. Monson nos […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 02, 2017

Let Them Lead: Solving Problems

A Come, Follow Me lesson on self-reliance explains, “Self-reliance includes the ability to find solutions to our own problems and challenges. Many of these solutions are found in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Heavenly Father is mindful of the challenges we face. He loves us and wants to help us.” President Thomas S. […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 30, 2017

Finding Exceptional Ways to Meet Advancement Requirements without Exception

“Meet the requirements as they are written with no exception.” This quote is from the Guide to Advancement, topic 10.2.2.0. At first glance, it may sound a bit harsh or restrictive. It could even leave one wondering how a Scout with special needs can meet requirements that seem too tough. Well, through some creativity and […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 27, 2017

Experience the Buck Hollow Adventure

Totin’ Chip, Hiking, Stargazing, First Aid, Knots & Lashings, Leave No Trace, Nature, and Orienteering – some of the most exciting Boy Scout Advancements. And they can all be found in the same place at Buck Hollow Scout Ranch.  Buck Hollow Scout Ranch is home to Adventure Park and the Webelos Wilderness Adventure. While paying […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 25, 2017

Let Them Lead: Developing your Team

The Lord has commanded us to “be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine.” We have been given the challenge and great blessing to work with those around us to build the kingdom of God and become more like our Heavenly Father. President Eyring teaches, “[God] has established classes wards, and […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 23, 2017

The Summer’s Best Stake Activity Starts at Scout Camp

This summer, it’s time to get to know your stake a little bit better. And what better way to do that than to enjoy repelling, river rafting, canyoneering, mountain biking and hiking together, as a whole stake? Scout Camps are open for the summer, and they are for more than just Scouts. It’s time to make […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 21, 2017

Utah National Parks Council Grateful for Valiant Efforts of Firefighters to Protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Utah National Parks Council, BSA is grateful for the valiant efforts of firefighters to protect Thunder Ridge Scout Camp from the wildfire that started Saturday near Brian Head, UT.  There were no Scouts at the camp when the evacuation notice was in put in […]

By Maloree Anderson
Jun 20, 2017

Discovering the ‘Simple Bare Necessities’ at Day Camp

It may be new news or old news to know that our founder, Baden-Powell was a big fan of The Jungle Book and created Cub Scouting around the adventures of Mowgli, the man-child. The Porter Rockwell District hosted a day camp called “Jungle Camp” where Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts gathered to learn the ‘bare necessities […]