Category Archives: Cub Scouts

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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 4.1.0.2 and 3.0.0.3, 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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By Camp Floyd State Park
Feb 11, 2014

Camp Floyd’s Cub Scout Adventure: Febuary, April & May

Cub Scout Camp Floyd Adventure program is designed for Cub Scouts and offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Cub Scouts travel back in time to 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory.  Participants are taught to march and drill, play period games, tour [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 03, 2014

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. The Scouting program itself, activities Scouts participate in on [...]

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By Ann Shumway
Jan 31, 2014

Camp Jeremiah Johnson: Adventure on the High Seas

Another Exciting Year at Camp Jeremiah Johnson! The theme this summer is “Adventure on the High Seas”.  Focusing on sea explorers and all that went into their thrilling adventures, young Scouts will engage in activities such as navigating by the stars (astronomy belt loop); finding buried treasure (map and compass belt loop), rafting and our favorite event [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
Jan 27, 2014

Better Activities, Simplified Advancement Coming to Cub Scouting in 2015

Improved activities, easier-to-understand advancement and some sweet-looking handbooks — yes, Cub Scouting is about to get even better than before. After finding that current achievements are overly passive in nature, activities lack connection to the missions of Scouting and the advancement model is too complicated, the Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer task force created a new and improved Cub Scout program [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Jan 24, 2014

Scouting From a Cub Scout’s Eyes

The world viewed through a child’s eyes is precious. Life is sweeter there, colors are brighter, everyone is trustworthy, and fun is everything and everywhere. This video shows the very energetic Matthew, as he describes why he loves Cub Scouts. In his eyes, Scouting is playing with friends, doing sports, collecting patches, and making cool [...]