Category Archives: Boy Scouting

All about Boy Scouting.

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By Clint Lawton
Jan 17, 2017

Team Building: Tying it Up

Left: James Farnsworth and Clint Lawton headed to Timberline We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into as we loaded up our 50-pound backpacks and headed off for a week of leadership training at Timberline (NYLT) in Southern Utah. We showed up to find what seemed to be hundreds of Scouts lined up […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jan 14, 2017

Y-Serve Scouting Outreach: Liderazgo para adultos

Como parte del Servicio de Escultismo en Scouting Y-serve, Empezando en enero de 2017, BYU Scouting está en la búsqueda de ubicar a voluntarios para las unidades de habla-hispana y otras que tengan una necesidad de líderes adultos. Los voluntarios son estudiantes de BYU e incluye a varios con experiencia en el Movimiento Scout y […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jan 14, 2017

Y-Serve Scouting Outreach: Adult Leadership

As part of Y-serve’s Scouting Outreach, starting in January 2017 BYU Scouting is looking to place eager volunteers in Spanish-speaking and other units that have a need for adult leaders. Student volunteers include several with experience in Scouting and have a Spanish-speaking background. Goals of this program are to help Scouting units in the Utah […]

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By Jarom Shaver
Jan 09, 2017

All My Mission Companions Were Eagle Scouts

Last December marked my four-year anniversary of coming home from my mission. Spain was marvelous, as you may imagine. I was blessed with two great mission presidents and 11 outstanding mission companions. I could not have asked for better long-lasting relationships than those I gained while arduously serving the Lord with these faithful priesthood holders. […]

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By Larry Green
Dec 22, 2016

Why Are Games Important In Scouting?

For a 12 year old Scout, there is nothing much worse than going to school all day and then showing up to a troop meeting to have a merit badge class. Far too many Scouters don’t know the secret of Scouting–it’s games. We implement all sorts of lessons, but there is nothing wrong with just […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Dec 21, 2016

12 Days of Christmas: How LDS Prophets Lived the Scout Law

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 19, 2016

#LIGHTtheWorld as a Messenger of Peace

A long standing dream of Scouting’s founder Baden Powell was world peace. The World Scouting Bureau, with BSA, launched Messengers of Peace in 2011. It is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 27, 2016

Scouter’s Minute: The Knife

Yesterday my brother-in-law, who is also a ward Scouting committee chair, read this story written by his father at a baptism: It was Christmas Day 1920. I was seven years old. My father, mother, sister and I were living in Auburn, a small town about 70 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska. We were very poor, […]

Smart Savers Card Feature
By John Gailey
Nov 26, 2016

Sell Scout Show Discount Cards and Raise Money for Summer Camp

Beginning December 1st, individuals, Cub packs, Scout troops, Varsity teams, Venturing crews, Young Women groups, and Youth Ministry groups can begin selling discount cards to raise money for their summer camp! Sales begin December 1, 2016 and go to March 1, 2017. The Discount Card includes admission to the Big Outdoors Expo and Scout Show […]

Varsity Team Program Planning Feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 25, 2016

Annual Plan—the Biggest Predictor for Success

This fall, the council LDS-BSA relationships committee held three Little Philmont trainings for stake and ward leaders. In these overnight events at council camps, hundreds of bishops, stake presidents, and other youth-serving leaders discussed how they could best watch over and strengthen young men, especially in the older boy programs (14-18). Participants were taught by […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 21, 2016

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Every year, people come together to help our youth. Parents encourage boys to gain merit badges. Employees implement safe camping experiences. Boys assist other boys with trials. Helping Scouts become honorable men is a group effort. The Utah National Parks Council is really a team of thousands, and we want to thank you for your […]

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By Melany Gardner
Nov 20, 2016

How does Scouting teach young men to have integrity?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man have integrity? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how Scouting promotes a life of integrity and encourages boys to become men who honor the […]

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By John Gailey
Nov 02, 2016

Going to Camp in Style!

When going to camp or a high adventure, you’ve got to go in style, right? And having a shirt that is customized to your troop/team/crew/ward is even better! Why a Common Shirt? One of the key methods of Scouting is the uniform, including activity shirts. Having the entire group dressed the same builds unity within […]

Bishopo Meeting Feature
By Darryl Alder
Oct 30, 2016

A Helpful Scouting Position Calling List

Let’s face it, Scouting has its own jargon. In fact, BSA has a website dedicated to the Language of Scouting. I think most bishops have more important things to do than interpret Scouting for newly-called Aaronic Priesthood leaders. So a few weeks ago for our Little Philmont series, I developed an lds-position-desciption-for-calling-new-leaders checklist that contains a few key […]