Category Archives: Duty to God

All about a Scouts duty to God.

By Dale Munk
Jan 21, 2018

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2018. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 24, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 24

Jesus taught: “Ye must watch and pray always.” —3 Nephi 18:15     I actually called the chat line to ask about this.  I wondered what we were supposed to be watching for.     Although there might be other opinions, it is felt that we should watch and be aware of others who may be in […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 21, 2017

Thesis Review: If I Were Bishop Again

I recently read a paper (A Doctoral Thesis for Commissioner College) by Todd Cope titled “If I Were Bishop Again – The Pursuit of Successful Scouting in LDS Wards.”  I had noticed it on display at the Commissioner College in September and again in October 2017 and the title intrigued me.  I made a note […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 18, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 18

Jesus said:  “FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES.” Matthew 6:14 Many times it is difficult to forgive someone or a group of people who we feel have dealt with us wrongly.  I think of the bullies you kids have to deal with.  These are not only real kids, but also cyber bullies.  I think of kids who […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 17, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 17

 “YE SHALL MEET OFT.”   How lucky we are to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Doesn’t your life seem to evolve around Church and Church activities?  You’re going to Scouts, Priesthood meetings, and numerous other activities.  These activities are both spiritual and athletic.  Many times entire families participate.  These […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 13, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 13

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them—Matthew 7:12 This is basically the “golden rule” or “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. Let’s try to put this in a positive light, and use only the good things people and friends have […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 11, 2017

Prominent Local Leaders Share How Their Eagle Prepared Them For Missions

How does earning an Eagle Scout prepare you to be a more effective full-time missionary? Just ask this year’s 2017 Celebration of Eagles recipients. These men have made a tremendous difference in their community through their influential examples and service. Watch the video below to learn about how becoming Eagle Scouts prepared them for LDS […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 11, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 11

“I WAS STRANGER AND YE TOOK ME IN.”   I am for once, speechless, or shall I say I have no earthly idea what to write.    Children have been taught “stranger, danger” for years now.  That doesn’t fit really well into this scripture. I have had one clear thought that makes all the difference for LDS […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 10, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 10

“Search the scriptures.”—John 5:39 The scriptures contain the word of God, relayed to us through inspired servants. As we study the scriptures, we grow closer to God and gain a clearer vision of our purpose on earth.   Why? How? Where? When?  As young people these are normal thoughts. Some people read scriptures just to […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 06, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 6

Matthew 7:1 says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  On the surface, this sounds so easy.  Is it not all about “walking in the other person’s shoes”?  We know not to judge the poor, the downtrodden, the disabled, and literally everyone we pass on the street.  There is however what I call righteous judgment.  […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 02, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 2

“I WAS THIRSTY, AND YE GAVE ME DRINK.” Now, this should be easy for all Scouts.  This past year has been peppered with people needing clean drinking water.  Some people are still in dire need.  Contact your local Red Cross of America. They know where it is needed.  Imagine the thirst you could quench if […]

By Darryl Alder
Nov 30, 2017

Scouts Can #LightTheWorld Too

Once again this year the LDS Church is ushering in Christmas with a #LightTheWorld event that fits right in with a Scout’s Duty to God and Daily Good Turn. Each day in December until Christmas we will offer suggestions for your Pack or quorum that aligns with “25 Days, 25 Ways” part of the Church’s initiative.  […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Nov 17, 2017

Applying Scout Spirit to Overcome Everyday Problems

This article is adapted from a story written by Michael Brucia Going into his sophomore year of high school, Michael Brucia held himself to the highest standard in his academic goals. Selecting three AP and two Honors classes, Michael didn’t realize he may have bitten off more than he could chew. Never having taken a […]