Category Archives: Come Follow Me

Scout Training Ensign feature
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jun 23, 2014

Scout Training Was the Answer

“Scout training changed me; more important, it changed the young men.” While serving as the bishop of my ward, I thought I was too busy to attend Scout training. As a result, after being released as bishop and called as Varsity coach, I wasn’t sure what a Varsity coach was or did. What I did [...]

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By Community Submission
May 22, 2014

Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont

The Priesthood Leadership Conference at Philmont was not something I had ever planned on attending. I am embarrassed to admit it, but an outdoor camping experience at my age scores modestly below a tooth extraction on the enjoyability index. In contrast, during dinner the first evening, I heard a number of wide-eyed fellow participants speak in reverent tones about fulfilling a life’s [...]

LDS-BSA
By LDS-BSA Relationships
May 04, 2014

Five Suggestions for Growing LDS Units

These ideas were presented during a January 2013 Little Philmont During the last year of celebrating the Church’s 100 years of participation in Scouting, we have been invited to reach out to include additional young men from our wards and neighborhoods in this great program. 1. Focus on reactivating those currently not active Counsel together [...]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 23, 2014

Prophets and Scouting: Did You Know?

  Many LDS leaders participated in Scouting. Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) was the prophet when Scouting was organized as a part of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. Heber J. Grant (1856–1945) attended the 1937 World Scout Jamboree in Holland. George Albert Smith (1870–1951) was the first Church member to serve on the BSA National Executive Board. David O. McKay (1873–1970) was [...]

Share the Scouting  Spirit
By Darryl Alder
Apr 22, 2014

Hastening the Work using Peer to Peer Recruiting

From the website Hastening the Work of Salvation we read: “Increasing numbers of youth have responded to a prophet’s call, hastening the growth of missionary work. Members and missionaries can see themselves in the work as they live the gospel joyfully and as they invite others to participate in activities, Church services, and other occasions.” [...]

UofS Feature
By Melany Gardner
Feb 14, 2014

University of Scouting 2014 Helps Scouters Catch the Vision

The Utah National Parks Council University of Scouting 2014 concluded with over 800 adult volunteers participating in great classes with great ideas, and with a tremendous Scout spirit. On the Boy Scouts of America’s 104th birthday last Saturday, this huge crowd of Scouters descended upon the Orem LDS Institute at Utah Valley University for a [...]