Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

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By Annaleis Smith
Feb 21, 2017

When Parents Sign the Boy Scout Youth Application

When a parent signs the BSA Youth application what does it mean?  They sign their name inside a box below the words that say: “I have read the attached information for parents and approve the application.  I affirm that I have or will review “How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parents Guide.” […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Feb 20, 2017

3 Easy Steps to Connect Scouts to Presidential Ancestors

An apostle of God challenged youth across the world to do family history work. My siblings jumped on the challenge, given by Elder Neil L. Anderson, and started searching through ancestors on FamilySearch. They dressed in Sunday best and drove to the SLC temple before school started. I remember my freshman sister begging my mom […]

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By Jarom Shaver
Feb 12, 2017

A Lifetime of Scouting – Ken Clegg

If you have been to the Scout Shop in Orem, Utah in the last nine years, you may have had the opportunity to meet Ken Clegg. He probably helped you find a badge you were looking for or cashed you out at the register. All of this you probably noticed he did with a humble […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Feb 06, 2017

Upcoming Commissioner Training

Even Commissioners need training. Whether you are a District Commissioner, ADC, Unit Commissioner or Roundtable Commissioner, training exists for you.   This training is for stake leaders asked to help in the Scouting program–High Council members over YM and Primary, Stake YM Presidencies, Stake Primary Presidencies and others. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Feb 02, 2017

BYU’s Youth Friendly Macbeth Offers Scouts Discounts

Boys sit back in their red theater chairs, chomping on greasy popcorn, eager for the latest action flick to start. Very typical. Nothing’s wrong with typical, of course. Exciting action films are grand. But, what if the action wasn’t on a movie screen? What if it was on a stage? The characters stand in line […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 31, 2017

LDS Church Responds to New Scout Policy on Transgender Youth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded today to BSA’s new policy allowing transgender boys to participate in the program. The church said the following regarding the policy change: “The Church is studying the announcement made yesterday by Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts has assured its religious chartering organizations that, as in […]

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By Joe Hoskisson
Jan 28, 2017

Scouts and Makerspaces in Utah

Does your Scout like to make things? To tinker?  Does he like being around other people making things?  From writing code to etching glass, that’s what the makerspace movement is all about. And it’s happening all over the world, including in Utah. To clarify, makerspaces (or hackerspaces) are places with tools for making things and […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 19, 2017

Welcome Angela Shelley to the Team!

The Utah National Parks Council would like to welcome Angela Shelley to the team. As the new Program Assistant Angela will be helping with Advancement, Training, Camping, and more! This is how she describes herself: “I have always been enthusiastic about education and helping others overcome frustration in the learning process as they achieve objectives. […]

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By Clint Lawton
Jan 16, 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 […]