Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 06, 2018

Brand New Commissioner Courses

Three brand new courses will be debuted at the College of Commissioner Science being held in Provo on Sat. April 21, 2018 (Register here).  Each of the three new courses fill a need to help inform and train commissioners with three very specific groups of youth – Cub Scouts, LDS Eleven Year Old Scouts, and […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 30, 2018

Provo Commissioner College

Are you a Scouter who has the word Commissioner in your position?  Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner (ADC), Roundtable Commissioner, or other? The UNPC has a training event coming soon just for you. Registration is now open! If you have never been to a Commissioner College before or maybe it’s been a while, […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 28, 2018

Making Leadership Positions More Meaningful in LDS Scouting

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re feeling refreshed after a wonderful Sacrament meeting. One of the brothers in the ward just gave a powerful talk about the importance of helping the young men in the ward be successful. This causes you to ponder on your role as the Scoutmaster. You begin thinking about all of the […]

the keepers of the flame
By Julia Thompson
Mar 26, 2018

The Keepers of the Flame: What it Actually Means

The Keepers of the Flame The Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the lives of youth around the country since 1910. You, our generous supporters, have been making this happen. The Utah National Parks Council is grateful for all of the donors, volunteers, and sponsors who support Scouting avidly in our community. We are especially […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 22, 2018

Program Feature Series: Wilderness Survival

In this article we are featuring the program module for wilderness survival from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) What Will You Do Now? “Scouting teaches you to be prepared. When you go on outings, you take along […]

camp love
By Julia Thompson
Mar 16, 2018

Camp Love: Finding Forever at Beaver High Adventure Base

Camp Love When Kayla and James first met in 2012 at Beaver High Adventure Base, love was the furthest thing from their minds. They became friends but thought nothing of it. Now, almost six years later, they are a story of camp love, to be married in May. Kayla and James Kayla is a college […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 15, 2018

Program Feature Series: Skateboarding

In this article we are featuring the program module for skateboarding from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Ready to Ride “Chances are you see somebody on a skateboard nearly every day. From its humble beginnings more than half […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 13, 2018

BSA Clears Up Misconceptions About Path to Eagle Scout Rank for Utah Scout With Down Syndrome

Updated April 4, 2018 Boy Scouts of America, Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We are inspired by Logan and his family’s commitment to Scouting, and we are so glad he will remain a part of our Scouting community. We appreciate the care taken by the family’s attorney to bring the best outcome for Logan and […]

By Maloree Anderson
Mar 07, 2018

How to Do a Successful Eagle Court of Honor

Once an Eagle Scout successfully completes his Board of Review, he can begin planning and preparing for his Eagle Court of Honor. Courts of Honor can be as casual or formal as the Eagle Scout would like. For example, any where from a backyard BBQ to a dressy ceremony, the Eagle Court of Honor should […]

By Annaleis Smith
Mar 06, 2018

The Cub Scout BCL

While it may seem strange to start a Cub Scout article with a screen shot from the Aaronic Priesthood Leader Training on lds.org, just stick with me and I’ll show you how it might connect.   What is the BCL? Over the last year I have been in a number of Scout meetings where the […]

girls klondike
By Julia Thompson
Mar 03, 2018

First All Girls Klondike

Klondikes aren’t anything new. In fact, it’s been an icy adventure that Scouts have been competing in for years. But, today, March 3, 2018, marks the first annual All Girls Klondike Derby. Young women, ages 12-18, were invited to the Klondike to participate in some of the most thrilling and unique activities a girl could ask […]

By Julia Thompson
Feb 16, 2018

Single Mom, Allison Jackson, Found Purpose Through Scouting

Single Mom to Scouter Allison Jackson, a single mom from a small Pennsylvania town, used Scouting to light her way home after years lost at sea. She was inactive in the Church and frustrated with people. She felt like an outsider looking in, wanting badly to belong. Out of the blue, a sister called Allison […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Feb 15, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Music

Pitch, Tempo, and Rhythm Music is essentially thoughts and feelings expressed through sound and rhythm. Joy, celebration, happiness, anger, sorrow, fear, love—the list of emotions that can be expressed by music could go on and on. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more […]

early adopters program
By Madison Austin
Feb 14, 2018

Family Scouting Begins in the Utah National Parks Council Through Early Adopter Program

For many girls who have joined their brothers at Scout events for years, the BSA expanding its program to include girls into Scouting was a big and exciting change. While Scouting has been available to girls through other BSA programs — such as Venturing and Exploring — as of January 15, 2018 through the early […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 12, 2018

Give $1–Make a Difference in World Scouting

At the end of World War II, Scouts of all ages in war-torn countries had lost everything and needed help to restart their Scouting programs. In response to these Scouts’ needs, the World Friendship Fund was created. Fundraising efforts were successful and, through the contributions of the members of the Boy Scouts of America, made […]

By Maria Milligan
Feb 12, 2018

New Roundtable Curriculum for LDS Troops

Need help with your Scouting program? Have questions? New to your calling? Roundtable can help! Our new roundtable curriculum is more focused than ever on helping youth have a high-quality activity program that ties to Sunday lessons and goals. Scouting programs facilitate high-quality, boy-led activities. The goal of roundtable is to help stake leaders and […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Safety

In this article we are featuring the program module for safety from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Be Prepared for Safety “Somebody once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, what exactly Scouts should “be prepared” for. […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 01, 2018

Program Feature Series: Financial Management

In this article we are featuring the program module for financial management from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Earning, Saving, Spending “In 2012, an NFL player named Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy even though he had earned […]

By Community Submission
Jan 26, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

*  Update – Online College postponed 1 week. You can still register for the next online bachelor track of UNPC Commissioner College.  This next set of classes will start Feb 4, 2018 Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the […]