Category Archives: For Parents

By Darryl Alder
Dec 22, 2014

Get ready for Spring and Summer climbing trips!

BSA Level 1 and 2 climbing class will be held on Thursday, January 7th–Friday 8th (7pm–10pm) and Saturday 9th, (9am–4pm) at the Orem Service Center, 748 No 1340 West in Orem (just east of the DMV) The course continues at the Quarry, 2494 North University Parkway, in Provo, Thursday,  January 15th, (7pm–10pm) and Saturday, 17th (9am–4pm).  There will be an […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 21, 2014

Sharing Your Testimony at Christmas

Christmas is a time to remember the birth of the Savior and renew our appreciation for the great gift of His perfect life and atoning sacrifice. In the scripture accounts of His birth, we find patterns of discipleship—from Samuel the Lamanite, who courageously prophesied of His coming, to the Nephites who looked steadfastly for the […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 18, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Kind

A Scout is kind. A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing. As you share this story with your Scouts, talk about the importance of kindness and how they can be more kind this […]

By Community Submission
Dec 16, 2014

What is Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah)?

Hanukkah  is the Jewish Festival of Lights that lasts eight days. It usually falls in late November or December. In 2014, Hanukkah will begin on 16th December and finish on 24th December. Jews celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate the Miracle of the Oil. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “dedication.”  Over 2000 years ago, in 165 BC, the Jews […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 15, 2014

January Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

As you know, a new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015 that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure units are ready to make the transition, a series of webcasts will be hosted in January. The webcasts will outline the coming changes, how […]

Catching Crawdads at Scofield Scout Camp is fun!
By Bob Gowans
Dec 13, 2014

2015 Summer Camps Promise Greater Adventure

2015 Summer Camps promo flier Great plans are underway for the 2015 Summer Camp season in the Utah National Parks Council. Plans to greatly enhance the experience the Scouts will receive are being developed by the camping directors. Programs including merit badge instruction will be divided into three classifications: ~Green: basic, all-around experiences designed for […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 10, 2014

Benefits of Positive Thinking

Top Five Positive Thinking Benefits You have probably had someone tell you to “look on the bright side” or to “see the cup as half full.” Chances are good that the people who make these comments are positive thinkers. Researchers are finding more and more evidence pointing to the many benefits of optimism and positive […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 09, 2014

Tell Your Pack’s Story to Hasten the Work

In response to our major charter partner’s call to “Hasten the Work” and reach out to all boys through Scouting, the volunteers and staff of our Council have taken the challenge to heart. One of the best methods is through Visual Storytelling. In May we attended our first workshop with these great Scouters. Then in […]

By Nick Hutchinson
Dec 08, 2014

Be Prepared by Learning Who We Are as Scouts and Sons of God – Integrity

One of the most important things a young man can learn today is how to determine right from wrong. In a world of so many opportunities, for good and not, it is imperative that our youth have ample opportunity to exercise their decision-making powers to learn to choose those things that will improve themselves and […]

By Clint Lawton
Dec 07, 2014

Sacred 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 […]

By Community Submission
Dec 05, 2014

Free Personal Management Merit Badge Clinic

Dear Scouting Friends I’m going to start teaching the Personal Management Merit Badge. I’ve got my ward coming on Wednesday the 10th. I’d love to add more scouts, can you assist? Do you have any troops that might be interested? Here is the Info: What FREE Personal Management Merit Badge When Wednesday Dec 10th at […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 05, 2014

Venturing Program Changes Brings on Training

With the release of the new program updates, we have all had lots of questions regarding the Venturing program. In this article we have tried to pull together the latest updates on training for Venturing leaders and youth. Leader Specific Training for Crew advisors is a group training courses, as is the Crew Committee Challenge. If you need these, ask […]

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By Ann Shumway
Dec 03, 2014

Why Exercise Is Cool

Kids exercise all the time without even thinking of it. Just being active, like when you run around outside or play kickball at school, is a kind of exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and even reaching down to touch your toes. When you exercise, you’re helping build a strong […]