Category Archives: Duty to Country

By Community Submission
Nov 10, 2017

What Makes A Boy Want To Be An Eagle Scout?

What makes a boy want to be an Eagle Scout? What is different about a Scout, and especially about an Eagle Scout? Why was the highest order of Scouting named after the emblem of our country, the national bird, THE EAGLE? How an Eagle Scout is Like an Eagle Because the Eagle Scout, and the […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Oct 26, 2017

BYU Head Football Coach Kalani Sitake Speaks About Football and Scouting

On Thursday, October 26th, 2017, BYU Head Football Coach, Kilani Sitake, kicked off the Fourth Annual Celebration of Eagles as the keynote speaker. He began with an introduction of three of his current players, Addison Pulsipher, Austin Hoyt and Cody Savage, who are also Eagle Scouts. Coach Sitake gave Pulsipher and Hoyt time to share how Scouting […]

By Julia Thompson
Sep 26, 2017

Why I Leave No Trace

“What are you doing?” I asked my husband, then boyfriend, while we were on a family campout. He looked odd wandering around and suddenly disappearing for minutes clutching a black trash bag. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. This statement, of course, made me more curious. I followed him around and watched as he picked […]

By Kevin Hunt
Jul 21, 2017

Army Veteran Comes to Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Despite Physical Challenges

It was a Monday morning and time to check in the new troops coming to the Thunder Ridge Scout Camp (displaced at the Beaver High Adventure Base following the Brian Head fire) for the next week.  Our Thunder Ridge Camp Staff was all gathered with me at the check-in tent.  We had checked in several […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Feb 24, 2017

Cub Scout Answers Same Gospel-Oriented Questions Five Years Later

I interviewed my baby brother several years ago to get his take on life and God. Now, as a ten-year-old Cub Scout, he answered the same exact questions. This time around though his answers reflected a new depth and maturity. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the interviews: Who is your favorite Book of Mormon character? […]

By Annaleis Smith
Feb 06, 2017

Upcoming Commissioner Training

Even Commissioners need training. Whether you are a District Commissioner, ADC, Unit Commissioner or Roundtable Commissioner, training exists for you.   This training is for stake leaders asked to help in the Scouting program–High Council members over YM and Primary, Stake YM Presidencies, Stake Primary Presidencies and others. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Council Customer Segments

LDS Leadership:  Area Seventies, Stake Presidents and Bishops are proven leaders that have a history of contributing their time, talents, and resources to promoting the mission of Scouting.  They provide Council leadership and are capable of representing the Council in their LDS Coordinating Council.   They need clear and concise communication and parallel and consistent support […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Messages for use with LDS Leaders

Two studies, by RED Research, over two years has yielded these “Six Pillars of Being Prepared” for Communication with LDS Leaders 1-   Testimony Be prepared by developing a testimony of Christ and of the gospel while doing our duty to God and our country.  In the survey one stake leader described it this way:  […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

Theme: “Becoming Men Like These”

“Becoming men like these” is the theme for our 2020 vision. It and the “Six Pillars of Scouting” have been developed through extensive research from RED. In this undertaking, researchers have interviewed hundreds of LDS Stake and Ward leaders and recorded their responses. The findings were sometimes hard to take, but in the end this message […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 20, 2016

Benefits of Cub Scouting

I was looking for something totally unrelated to this topic on the BSA website and came across a page titled “The Benefits of Cub Scouting”. I thought there were some really good points made. Since I hadn’t seen this before (or at least I don’t remember it), I thought maybe some of you would enjoy […]

By Deseret News
Jun 26, 2016

Elder Christofferson on defending the “freedom to associate”

On his Facebook page, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, posted this June 16th: Yesterday, leaders from the Boy Scouts of America joined together for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex that will be built at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Sister Christofferson and I were invited to attend […]

By Community Submission
Jun 25, 2016

Follow the Biggest Flag in Utah

There are many Freedom Festival Events your family and Scouts might attend, but Troop, Team and Crew 1166, chartered by the Northfield Sixth Ward, of the Northfield Pleasant Grove Utah Stake, will unfurl the largest flag in the state at their ceremony. This Eagle Project, is a fairly new community tradition, beginning with a 9/11 tribute […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 14, 2016

Is Flag Day a Holiday for You?

Many folks are surprised that I take Flag Day so seriously, but I do.  At my home, for the last 22 years, I have posted historic flags along with our current flag every day from Flag Day to the 24th of July (see photo above to left). Any nation’s flag can be a stirring sight as […]

By Jim Bethel
Apr 24, 2016

Boy Scouts “Adopt a Highway”

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from around the Price area gathered last Saturday to help do some spring cleaning for our fair city. About 45 youth and adults met at the Price City River Trail parking lot and were organized into groups to start the clean-up. The older boys have adopted Highway 10 (Carbon Ave.) […]