Category Archives: For Parents

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By Andy Gibbons
Jul 30, 2014

Varsity Vision Leader–Specific Training

BSA National has officially approved the Varsity Vision Leader-Specific training course as fulfilling the requirements for Varsity leader-specific training. Leaders still have to attend Outdoor Skills training and Youth Protection to qualify for the “Trained” patch. There are a growing number of Varsity Vision training courses.  Our goal is for them to be held regularly in every district and at the Stake or [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jul 20, 2014

A Strong Foundation

In 2004 Hurricane Ivan swept through the Caribbean and the United States. At its peak, it reached category 5 strength and winds as high as 165 miles per hour, becoming the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.[1] Damages were estimated at nearly 19 billion dollars.[2] One of the islands hit hardest was Grand Cayman. During part [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 17, 2014

100 Eagle Service Projects to Get Your Scout Thinking

Before applying for the Eagle Scout Award, the application says that “while you are a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.” But what to do is a very real question? Ken Krogue, President and Founder of InsideSales.com and past Council [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 17, 2014

World Jamboree: A Spirit of Unity

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. A few lucky Boy Scouts and Venturers will spend 12 days in Japan with 30,000 Scouts and leaders from across the globe and odds are 19 out of every 20 people you’ll [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
Jul 16, 2014

How would you define the term ‘Eagle Scout’?

An “Eagle Scout” is a resourceful,thoughtful, fearless, creative, flawed crybaby with a heart of gold; whose strength is maintained through daily exercise, diet and meditation; and while not a fool is determined to be of service to anyone at literally any time when asked respectfully and honestly. The Eagle Scout hates evil, inequities, and dishonest [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 14, 2014

Eagle Scout Challenge

The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that “A Scout is trustworthy” is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to [...]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jul 08, 2014

Safety in LDS Church Activities

May 15, 2014, the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints sent the following letter to General Authorities, area Seventies, Stake, Mission and District Presidents, Bishops and Branch Presidents: Included with letter was the following: Reaffirming Safety Guidelines for Activities May 15, 2014 Following are general guidelines for planning [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
Jul 05, 2014

Which fictional characters are most likely to be Eagle Scouts?

What do an ’80s TV problem-solver, a shield-toting Avenger and one of the greatest movie heroes of all time have in common? According to your fellow Scouters on Facebook, these three and other fictional characters would be Eagle Scouts, if they existed in the real world. MacGyver, Captain America and Indiana Jones are just three of the individuals you said would [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 02, 2014

Huge Show, Big Sound

After weeks of rehearsal, tonight Rick Lunt brought it all together, Utah’s biggest ever Celebration of Eagles scheduled for tomorrow night, July 3 at the UCCU Center on UVU campus from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Today we began at dawn. Fresh trees from Tifie and Maple Dell Scout Camps arrived, along with towers, boulders, pup [...]

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By Lauren Coplan
Jun 24, 2014

Boy Scout banjo concert reaps medical supplies for Peruvian clinics

Not many Scouts become an “illustrious visitor” in a foreign country, and not many Scouts get to actually see the fruits of their Eagle Scout leadership service project in Peru. Scouting helps boys gain real-life experiences by teaching them to plan, organize, and lead a service project. The path to Eagle Scout took Drew Greer, [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 11, 2014

Webelos take Adventure to Buckhollow

I’ve been a Webelos leader twice; both times I took my scouts to Jeremiah Johnson Cub Scout Day Camp, which was a lot of fun, but there is something new for 10 year-olds at Webelos Wilderness Adventure. Most Webelos are ready for more rugged day camping than Cub Scouts and Buck Hollow is a great introduction [...]

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By Community Submission
Jun 06, 2014

InsideSales.com Do Good Foundation Transforms Maple Dell Scout Camp

Maple Dell Scout Camp is one of the oldest camps serving young men and women with summer camping and high-adventure activities in Utah. Following years of camping fun, the historical camp is showing its age. One Provo company, InsideSales.com, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, is doing something about that by donating revenue and [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
May 30, 2014

Chad Lewis, former NFL Football player and philanthropist, receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Orem, UT – May 30, 2014 – Chad Lewis knows how to do hard things. As a former American football tight end in the National Football League he played for the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams. But long before becoming a football legend, Chad Lewis learned to do hard things by becoming an Eagle [...]

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By Daily Herald
May 27, 2014

Cedar Valley youth place white mystery crosses for veterans in Cedar Fort Cemetery

CEDAR FORT – Just in time for Memorial Day, more than 70 shiny white crosses dot the Cedar Fort Cemetery, thanks to the efforts of several local youth groups. In two separate service projects, the 51 young people and their leaders sanded and painted the crosses, added flags and flowers and placed them on veterans’ graves and around the [...]

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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 Utah National Parks Council
May 23, 2014

Nuclear scientist, Dee Walker honored by Boy Scouts of America

Orem, UT- May 23, 2014 – Dr. Dee H. Walker, nuclear engineer, will be honored by the Boy Scouts of America as a Distinguished Eagle Scout on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Utah Valley University UCCU Events Center at A Celebration of Eagles. The Distinguished Eagle Scout award is a rare achievement. More people have summited [...]