Category Archives: Cub Scouts

hispanic scouts
By Annaleis Smith
Sep 30, 2014

Cub Scouts to use the Scout Oath and Law

(Part 3 of a series about the new Cub Scout Adventure Program) The Scout Oath – Boy Scouts have been saying it for years.  Varsity and Venturing Scouts make the switch this year.  And next year the “One Oath, One Law” initiative will be complete. When the New Cub Scout Adventure program rolls out next [...]

Cub Scout Guide Ethan feature
By Annaleis Smith
Sep 26, 2014

Cub Scout Adventure Loops and Pins

(Part 2 in a series about the new Cub Scout Adventure Program ) Last week, I explained WHY I am so excited about the new Cub Scout Adventure program’s simplified advancement.  And I explained a little about the new immediate recognition devices that will be replacing the beads, arrow points, compass emblems and compass points. [...]

By Darryl Alder
Sep 13, 2014

I’m a New Pack Advancement Coordinator—What Do I Do Now?

Adapted from April – May 2014 Advancement News pp. 6–7 and The Guide to Advancement. Congratulations, new pack advancement coordinator! The Guide to Advancement topics and, will give you specific guidance, and the Cub Scout Leader Book , No. 33221, has more information.  The advancement chair helps boys move through the ranks of Cub Scouting and transition [...]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 20, 2014

Pack/Family Camping — What Are You Waiting For?

This article is adapted from April – May 2014 Advancement News pp.8–9 Fall is nearly hear and our camps are waiting for you Pack Families. Tell a Cub Scout he can spend part of a weekend in the woods, and he probably has many visions:  a campfire, “s’mores,” sleeping  in a tent, cooking breakfast, and maybe hiking [...]

Cub Scout Guide Ethan feature
By Darryl Alder
Jul 12, 2014

Who is Ethan?

In 2015, Cub Scouts will get to know a new member of the Cub Scout team: Ethan—the new Cub Scouts Guide Watch for Ethan as a Wolf in the Tiger handbook, a Bear in the Wolf handbook, and a Webelos Scout in the Bear handbook and on The Boy Scout (this blog) as our own Council Cub [...]

memorial day spanish fork feature
By Daily Herald
May 24, 2014

Volunteers and Scouts honor veterans with crosses in Spanish Fork cemetery

SPANISH FORK – Volunteers gathered Thursday afternoon at the city cemetery in Spanish Fork to set up and display 1,526 metal crosses in preparation for Memorial Day. Member’s of the Spanish Fork Veterans Council, American Legion Post 68 in Spanish Fork, local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and many other volunteers of all ages gave their [...]

Compass Patch
By Boy Scouts of America
May 02, 2014

Webelos Compass Points: Why So Many? Why So Few?

Reprinted from March 2014 Advancement News To receive his Webelos badge, a boy first must earn the Fitness, Citizen, and one other activity badge from one of the other three activity groups. To earn the Arrow of Light Award, he must earn at least five additional activity badges, which must include Readyman, Outdoorsman, one from [...]

By Boys Life
Apr 16, 2014

Essential Fishing Gear to Get Started

Heading out to try fishing for the first time? Or maybe it has been awhile since you’ve gone. Here’s a basic list of items to get you going. ROD AND REEL: Spincasting reels are the easiest for beginners to cast and can handle fish up to 20 pounds. Longer rods allow for longer casts and play [...]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 21, 2014

April – Scouting Safety Month

Annually our council’s focus is the safety of Scouting’s youth, volunteers, and staff. It helps us get ready for spring and summer outdoor adventure as we integrate health and safety into those plans. The goal: no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. Protecting Our Youth Each April, Scouters [...]

boy scout with eagle scout neckerchief
By Deseret News
Mar 11, 2014

Boy Scouts of America and Building Responsible Men

This opinion piece appeared in the Deseret News March 7, 2014. President Obama highlighted an important problem in announcing the “Brother’s Keeper” initiative. As he correctly noted, young men of color in this country are undergoing a crisis. Among black Americans, the unmarried birth rate now stands at about 73 percent. Unemployment among black men [...]

Cub Scout popcorn
By Darryl Alder
Feb 27, 2014

3 Ways to Earn Money for Camp

Where are you going camping this summer? We ask because we would like to invite you to attend one of our great camps and experience the greatest high adventure offered in the state (as well as excellent opportunities for boys to earn advancements, learn new skills and have fun!)  Camping and outdoor adventure is what [...]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 19, 2014

Support Scouting for Food, March 15th-22nd

Please join the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America in the fight against hunger by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations, then leave it on your porch by 9 am on March 22, 2014. We accept commercially packaged non-perishable food items and appreciate products low in sodium, sugar, and corn syrup. [...]