Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

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 […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 18, 2017

Let Them Lead: Preparing Your Plan

The only way to meet your goals reach your vision is to have a plan. President Thomas S. Monson explained, “It is necessary to prepare and to plan so that we don’t fritter away our lives. Without a goal, there can be no real success. One of the best definitions of success I have ever […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jun 17, 2017

Look Out Camp Thunder Ridge, Here Come the Warriors

It was the second night of our first week of camp at Camp Thunder Ridge 2017.  And the scene was a campwide flag ceremony. Troop 26 had volunteered to present the ceremony.   I was their assigned camp commissioner but it was at this flag ceremony that they really got my attention. I knew that they […]

By Brad Scherck
Jun 16, 2017

The True Importance of A Youth-led Camp

It was eye-opening for me to see young men and young women together, hiking, climbing, swimming, serving and even shooting at the Tifie Scout Camp with the Pleasant Grove Stake. A 15-year-old young woman screamed in excitement , others smiling, as she held up her target shredded with holes in the bull’s eye. “I’ve never […]

By Tyler North
Jun 11, 2017

Dejarlos Dirigir: Fijando sus Metas

Fijando metas implica más que simplemente desear o soñar. Como el presidente Thomas S. Monson ha enseñado: “El sólo desearlo no lo hará realidad. El Señor espera nuestro razonamiento; nuestra acción; nuestro trabajo; nuestros testimonios; nuestra devoción” (“Al rescate”, Conferencia General Abril 2001). Prepararse Espiritualmente Las metas significativas y la planificación cuidadosa pueden ayudarnos a […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 11, 2017

Let Them Lead: Setting Your Goals

Goal setting involves more than just wishing or dreaming. As President Thomas S. Monson has taught: “Wishing will not make it so. The Lord expects our thinking. He expects our action. He expects our labors. He expects our testimonies. He expects our devotion” (“To the Rescue,” Ensign, May 2001, 49). Prepare yourself spiritually Meaningful goals […]

By Natalie Scherck
Jun 08, 2017

Boy Scout Camp for the Whole Ward and Stake?

A Pleasant Grove ward gathers together on a beautiful Thursday morning to pray. They arrived at Tifie Scout Camp on Monday with 59 youth and over a dozen adult leaders. As they stand, the young woman praying asks specifically that they will not be “too hurt or too tired.” They have had many memorable (and apparently […]