Category Archives: Camping

All about Scout camps and outdoor-activity related articles.

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By Boy Scouts of America
Apr 27, 2015

The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety

Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Apr 26, 2015

Lightning Safety—an Interview with Sam Cloud

Lightning can be beautiful to watch—from a distance. However, if you experience lightning during any type of activity—whether you are indoors or outdoors, here are a few things you can do to help you stay safe. Watch the “Interview with Sam Cloud” video and note the safety tips he unwittingly shares with his audience. If […]

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By Adrian
Apr 25, 2015

Philmont: a Right of Passage for Troop 411

Every couple of years, Troop 411 (Hilltop Methodist Church in Sandy, UT) sends a crew or two for a Philmont trek. It is a grueling, but remarkable experience for both the Scouts and their adult leaders. We wanted to give some of our participants a chance to share a little bit about their experience. This […]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 24, 2015

Top Ten Things Leaders Can Do to Keep LDS Scout Units Safe!!

For those who enjoy[ed] watching David Letterman on late night television as he discloses his now-famous “top ten” lists . . . here are my Top Ten – best practice applications of existing Scout and Church-based programs. By following these ten tips, you can help keep young men and leaders safe during Scout-related activities. These […]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 20, 2015

Risk Management: Lightning Risk Reduction

The National Weather Service recommends “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!” The only completely safe action is to get inside a safe building or vehicle. When you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark, threatening clouds developing overhead, the best risk-reduction technique to avoid being struck or injured by lightning is to shelter in a […]

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By Scott Major
Apr 11, 2015

Tavaputs Cub Day Camp at Scofield Scout Camp

Scofield Scout Camp at Frandsen Scout Ranch is one of the Council’s most versatile properties and with central dining facilities it lends itself to large groups. We have hosted National Youth Leader Training (Timberline NYLT), Wood Badge, LDS Stake Encampments, LDS Young Women’s Camp, Order of the Arrow Conclaves, Family Reunions and more. But an […]

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By Bob Gowans
Apr 11, 2015

Time is Running Out to Register for Camp!

Camping and outdoor experiences are what young men get involved in Scouting for, but time is running out to sign up. The outdoor experience is essential in instilling in these young men the values Scouting offers and teaches. The Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America offers a tremendous variety of camping opportunities, everything from […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies FAQ

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one. In Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan, in Chapter 4 we explained common submission failures and in Chapter 5 we covered the principles you’ll need to follow on a tour or activity.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the […]

Scout Family
By Boy Scouts of America
Apr 06, 2015

How Young is Too Young for Scout Adventure?

Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Camping The Boy Scouts of America has established the following guidelines for its members’ participation in camping activities: Overnight camping by Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scout dens as dens is not approved, and certificates of liability insurance will not be provided by the Boy Scouts of America. Tiger Cubs, with […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 06, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies Chapter 5

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one. In Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan, and in Chapter 4 we explained common submission failures.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the title, there is no disrespect meant, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) GUIDE TO […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 05, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies (Chapter 4)

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one and in Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the title, there is no disrespect meant, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) Why Tour Plan Submissions Fail There are some common issues that […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 03, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies (Chapter 2)

As I explained in Chapter 1, I’ve used the Dummies series to help me in all kinds of situations, so I’m trying it here for Scouters using Tour Plans. (Please, no disrespect meant from the tittle, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) When is a Tour Plan Required? First and foremost, the tour and activity plan lets […]