Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

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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 Michelle Carpenter
Jan 13, 2017

How to Survive High School with the Aid of Varsity Scouting

The first semester of Freshman year is over–and  everything’s getting way too crazy. Your math teacher started writing letters across the board (when did math become a language?). You’re having a hard time telling apart the teachers and the seniors. And, why are you stuck on the JV sports teams for the next two years? […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Jan 11, 2017

Shifting Your Scout’s Requirements from Checklist to Cultivation

I participated in every extracurricular activity imaginable in my Iowa high school–track, drama, speech, key club, cross country, swimming, yearbook, choir, newspaper, etc. Somehow, though I’m not sure how, I ended up having time most every Wednesday to head to mutual. I loved going to mutual. It was fun and spiritual. Plus, on Wednesday nights […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 08, 2017

Scouter’s Minute: Do a Good Turn Daily

Dr. Cox, Mary Ellen and Dr. Jack McConnell It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s minute each day leading up to Christmas. This year, we decided to try something new. The Christ­mas messages will focus on the lives of modern-day prophets and times when they exemplified a point of the […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 07, 2017

University of Scouting Welcomes You and Fellow Scouters!

On behalf of the Utah National Parks Council, we would like to invite you to this year’s EPIC University of Scouting event! This year’s event will take place on February 18th from 8 am to 4 pm with Hyrum Smith as the keynote speaker. Our faculty, staff and administration have put together an amazing program this […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 02, 2017

A Scout is Thrifty–12 Days of A Scout Christmas

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 Michelle Carpenter
Dec 29, 2016

A Scout is Courteous–12 Days of a Scout Christmas

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 Clint Lawton
Dec 24, 2016

How will you contribute your log to the fire?

I recently had the opportunity to see an original painting by Jon McNaughton which is titled, Sacred Fire. The painting was incredible, with vibrant colors and stunning imagery, but it was the symbolic message of the fire building in this piece of art that has deeply inspired me. As I look at these great men from […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Dec 20, 2016

Benefits of Cub Scouting

I was looking for something totally unrelated to this topic on the BSA website and came across a page titled “The Benefits of Cub Scouting”. I thought there were some really good points made. Since I hadn’t seen this before (or at least I don’t remember it), I thought maybe some of you would enjoy […]

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By Kevin Hunt
Dec 17, 2016

In the Spirit of the Season, We Serve and Help Others

CHRISTMAS!  CHRISTMAS!!  CHRISTMAS! … !  The very word invokes tender memories and cherished times.  Whether young or old, Christmas time holds a special nostalgia.  We relish the memories of Christmas times past and look forward with great anticipation to the Christmas of the present and those to come.  Christmas is a time to give to […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Dec 13, 2016

New Cub Scout Program Modifications – What you need to know

On November 30, 2016, BSA released a document on scouting.org/programupdates which outline some modifications to the Cub Scout program based on feedback from the first year of program use. (The Cub Scout program received a major overhaul and design changes released in 2015.) This article is designed to “jump-start” your understanding of the top 6 […]

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By Les Patterson
Dec 12, 2016

On Becoming Scrooge

Every Monday I enjoy reading blog posts from one of my former Scouts, Les Patterson, at his Monday Morning Boost on LinkedIn.  Today’s post makes a great holiday Scouter’s minute: I am Scrooge, “a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!” Unfortunately, I’m not talking just about Charles Dickens old miser Ebenezer Scrooge in a Christmas Carol. There […]