Category Archives: Duty to God

All about a Scouts duty to God.

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By Jarom Shaver
Feb 12, 2017

A Lifetime of Scouting – Ken Clegg

If you have been to the Scout Shop in Orem, Utah in the last nine years, you may have had the opportunity to meet Ken Clegg. He probably helped you find a badge you were looking for or cashed you out at the register. All of this you probably noticed he did with a humble […]

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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 […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Jan 11, 2017

Shifting Your Scout’s Requirements from Checklist to Cultivation

I participated in every extracurricular activity imaginable in my Iowa high school–track, drama, speech, key club, cross country, swimming, yearbook, choir, newspaper, etc. Somehow, though I’m not sure how, I ended up having time most every Wednesday to head to mutual. I loved going to mutual. It was fun and spiritual. Plus, on Wednesday nights […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 08, 2017

Scouter’s Minute: An Attitude of Service

Dr. Cox, Mary Ellen and Dr. Jack McConnell President Monson is known for helping others at every possible opportunity, from the dozens of widows he helped as a bishop to members everywhere whom he helps with his kind words of love and encouragement. In the video about his life, On the Lord’s Errand, President Monson […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 05, 2017

A Scout is Reverent—12 Days of A Scout Christmas

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

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By Clint Lawton
Dec 24, 2016

How will you contribute your log to the fire?

I recently had the opportunity to see an original painting by Jon McNaughton which is titled, Sacred Fire. The painting was incredible, with vibrant colors and stunning imagery, but it was the symbolic message of the fire building in this piece of art that has deeply inspired me. As I look at these great men from […]

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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 […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 19, 2016

#LIGHTtheWorld as a Messenger of Peace

A long standing dream of Scouting’s founder Baden Powell was world peace. The World Scouting Bureau, with BSA, launched Messengers of Peace in 2011. It is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative […]

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By Kevin Hunt
Dec 17, 2016

In the Spirit of the Season, We Serve and Help Others

CHRISTMAS!  CHRISTMAS!!  CHRISTMAS! … !  The very word invokes tender memories and cherished times.  Whether young or old, Christmas time holds a special nostalgia.  We relish the memories of Christmas times past and look forward with great anticipation to the Christmas of the present and those to come.  Christmas is a time to give to […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 05, 2016

How are You Lighting the World this Holiday Season?

In the LDS Church, they explained that “During Christmas, we are reminded that Jesus Christ is the light of the world. This year, we have an amazing opportunity to share that light by resolving to do the things Jesus Christ did. Every day leading up to Christmas, we will focus on a different Christlike behavior and […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 27, 2016

Scouter’s Minute: The Knife

Yesterday my brother-in-law, who is also a ward Scouting committee chair, read this story written by his father at a baptism: It was Christmas Day 1920. I was seven years old. My father, mother, sister and I were living in Auburn, a small town about 70 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska. We were very poor, […]

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By Melany Gardner
Nov 20, 2016

How does Scouting teach young men to have integrity?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man have integrity? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how Scouting promotes a life of integrity and encourages boys to become men who honor the […]

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By Susan Cheever
Oct 17, 2016

Legacy of Scouting Spans Three Generations for Chinese-American Family

Ephraim Ong passed his Eagle Board of Review in April this year. His innovative project prompted the Scout Council to ask for more details. He shared a story of a strong legacy of Scouting in his Chinese-American family. The legacy began with Ted H. Ong, grandfather of Ephraim Ong and father of Jacob. Ted’s grandfather […]

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By Scott Major
Sep 16, 2016

Lessons Learned After Scout Camp

As a camp director and district executive it is my sincere hope that when Scouts go to summer camp, they learn important lessons. These lessons can be in many forms; among them can be spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, or even Scouting basics. I have the opportunity to hear many stories about what Scouts learn during their time […]