Category Archives: Duty to God

All about a Scouts duty to God.

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 […]

By Community Submission
Nov 12, 2017

How To Best Lead Our Youth (Even After Earning Their Eagle)

What interest would I, a 37 year-old female with no children, have in learning about the best practices regarding our 14-18 year-old young men?  As a female I have concern for the building of young men because one day a young man will be the spouse of my daughter, or the father of my grandchildren. […]

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 Kimball Vaughn
Oct 17, 2017

Acting When Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

Have you ever prayed and expected Heavenly Father to answer your prayer right then and there in the way you were anticipating? Did you get off your knees and find yourself disappointed? You aren’t alone. Every day we pray for all kinds of things, but not all of our prayers are answered during our timetable or […]

By Darryl Alder
Oct 15, 2017

Wind, Fire and God

Friday night our campout was more than chilly; it was downright cold, but I didn’t say much as we had two new Scouts with us and the campfire was warm.  Our Scoutmaster, Matt Johnson, had asked for help during the week with two-deep leadership. I was more than happy to go camping, but the weather […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Oct 01, 2017

Priesthood General Session: Lessons for Priesthood Holders and Scouts

Priesthood, integrity, and responsibility. These were a few of the topics highlighted at the October 2017 General Priesthood Session. Men old and young attended the session at the General Conference Center in Salt Lake City, UT and millions more tuned in to the live broadcast. The Priesthood is a Rocket Elder Dale G. Renlund of […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 07, 2017

How Two Scouting Friends Became Missionary Companions

The phone rang. It was for Elder Zachary Sparks. That wasn’t unusual. Plenty of missionaries got assigned new companions right before transfers. However, this transfer call was directly from the mission president. That was unusual.  “We felt inspired to put you with Elder Saunders,” he told Elder Sparks, who was just months away from finishing […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 01, 2017

You Need to Talk to Your Cub Scout-Aged Son About Sexual Intimacy

Before I start this article, please know that this is my opinion. Pray about what is right for the needs of your sons and daughters regarding the topics of sexual intimacy. Remember, it is never appropriate for Scouting leaders to discuss sexual conduct with youth. While this is a Scouting blog, we like to offer resources […]

By Community Submission
Aug 18, 2017

One Stake Leaders Thoughts On the BSA’s Continuing Relationship with the Church

During a a recent court of honor, I felt impressed to speak about the continuing relationship that the Church will have with the Boy Scouts of America. Here are a few of my thoughts that I shared with these boys, leaders and parents. We all know that our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, loves Scouting. The […]