Category Archives: Building Youth

Inspiring stories and news about how Scouting builds youth.

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 […]

Program Feature : Spectator Sports
By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 25, 2018

Program Feature Series: Spectator Sports

In this article we are featuring the program module for spectator sports 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.) Go Team! “At some time in our lives, we all get a chance to participate in sports. Through hard […]

By Dale Munk
Jan 21, 2018

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2018. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 20, 2018

Announcing New Camp Opening in Eagle Mountain

Thanks to a generous donation, the Utah National Parks Council is now home to not twelve, but thirteen camps! We are excited to officially announce this new camp in Eagle Mountain and are anxious to start developing a place where youth, families, and the community take their adventures to the outdoors. The camp will be […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 19, 2018

Eagle Scout, Dexter Ellis, Earns All 138 Merit Badges and Much More

Any of the four percent of Scouts who have earned their Eagle Award know that completing all of the requirements necessary is a task that takes years of commitment and sheer willpower— it’s no wonder Scouts commonly (and proudly) admit that earning their Eagle was the hardest thing they have ever done.  But what happens […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 18, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Paddle Sports

Make a splash with Canoeing, Kayaking, and stand up Paddleboarding Long before people voyaged across the oceans in ships powered by sails and engines, they began to cross the water using paddle craft. Early in human history, what started off as swimming with something that floated turned into building rafts and using a device for […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 16, 2018

Apply Now for $5,000 Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship

Are you the next recipient of the Youthlinc Humanitarian Scholarship? Youthlinc is now looking for a recipient for its $5,000 Youthlinc humanitarian scholarship. Youthlinc is a Utah based nonprofit organization that links youth to local and international service opportunities to help them become lifetime humanitarians. The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award will award youth who have […]