Category Archives: For Parents

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By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 17, 2014

Camping Merit Badge Requirement #9 (a)

There have been many discussions on requirement 9a of the camping merit badge. Most of these revolve around “What constitutes long term camping.” We need to consider the why of the requirement. Simply stated, the requirement reads: Camp a total of at least 20 nights at designated Scouting activities or events.* One long-term camping experience [...]

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By Community Submission
Sep 15, 2014

Scout training helps prepare Navy recruit

Eagle Scout Charles David Fletcher was no ordinary Navy recruit, and his officers could tell there was something different about him. Unlike many recruits, he was prepared. Eagle Scout Charles David Fletcher from Orem completed Navy Basic Training on August 9, 2014 at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. He was selected as [...]

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By Community Submission
Sep 10, 2014

REMEMBERING 9/11 THROUGH A DAY OF CARING

On September 11, 2001 nearly 3,000 innocent people died in the most devastating terrorist attack upon our country. For the families and friends of those lost on 9/11, commemorating their lives in a meaningful way ensures that their memory will live on for future generations. Scout service is a wonderful way to teach the nation’s youth [...]

Scout and 100 Years
By Darryl Alder
Sep 07, 2014

Thoughts on the LDS Church and Scouting Partnership

Recently a reader commented on the article “Why Scouting Matters to LDS Church Leaders”. Of the RED Research he wrote: “This description is a perfect description of an Aaronic-priesthood based program, not a Scouting program. I don’t believe that Scouting is contrary to the ways of the Church. Nor do I believe that there is [...]

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By Community Submission
Sep 06, 2014

23rd WORLD JAMBOREE 2015, JAPAN

From July 28 to August 8, 2015, more than 30,000 scouts and leaders from 161 countries will gather in Southern Japan at Kirara-Hama, in Yamaguchi Prefecture.For 12 days, you will have the unique opportunity to meet and make friends with many scouts from many parts of the world.  This will be one of the most [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 31, 2014

Eagle Scout Project Fundraising: The Elephant in the Room

Taken from March 2014 Advancement News If asked to describe your mental picture of a successful Eagle Scout service project, most would mention service, leadership, teamwork, and a benefit to the community. However, as projects are proposed and planned, one key component, that of project funding, is often the “elephant in the room” that no [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 27, 2014

What? The Church Can Use Scout Properties?

Utah National Parks Council, BSA, now offers its twelve properties, equipment, experts and programs for use by LDS stakes and wards. As part of the 100+ year partnership between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America, LDS stakes and wards may utilize these BSA resources to accomplish their objectives and control their own [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 26, 2014

Los Objetivos y Métodos de Boy Scouting

MÉTODOS Los métodos están diseñados para lograr los objetivos. Por eso es importante que conozca y utilice los métodos del programa Boy Scouting. Otros métodos son buenos, pero pueden dar diferentes resultados, resultados muy distintos a los que buscamos. ACTIVIDADES AL AIRE LIBRE El programa Boy Scouting está diseñado para desarrollarse al aire libre. Es ahí donde los Scouts comparten [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 26, 2014

The Aims and Methods of Boy Scouting

The Scouting program has three specific objectives, known as the “Aims of Scouting.” They are character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The methods are designed to accomplish the aims. Thus it is important you know and use the methods of Boys Scouting. Other methods may be good, but they will bring results quite different than we [...]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Aug 25, 2014

A Missionary’s Testimony of Scouting

Every two years, my wife and I like to sponsor a LDS missionary that we see has a need. I became acquainted with Elder Chancellor Carter through my grand-daughter and we decided to sponsor him. In doing so, we began to receive his weekly e-mails.This real-life testimony of Scouting caught my attention and, with his [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2014

Camp Is Not Just for Scouts Anymore

The Council has moved a long way from the usual 70 days of summer operation by adding youth conferences, Young Women’s camps, Primary Activity Days, training workshops, business meetings and family reunions, at our camps. This week, our family is at Mountain Dell Scout Ranch enjoying early fall. As we checked into camp, a group from [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 21, 2014

Ends and Endings—There Is a Difference

From the Guide to Advancement Twenty years from now it is quite likely that one of those 11 year old Tenderfoot Scouts in your troop will still be playing an important part in your life. He may be your minister, doctor, lawyer, police officer, plumber, or letter carrier. He may even be your grandson’s Cubmaster or [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 20, 2014

Pack/Family Camping — What Are You Waiting For?

This article is adapted from April – May 2014 Advancement News pp.8–9 Fall is nearly hear and our camps are waiting for you Pack Families. Tell a Cub Scout he can spend part of a weekend in the woods, and he probably has many visions:  a campfire, “s’mores,” sleeping  in a tent, cooking breakfast, and maybe hiking [...]

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By Melany Gardner
Aug 15, 2014

Lost Scout follows training, is found in perfect condition

Tuesday evening Boy Scout Benjamin Kohler spent more than 12 hours separated from his troop in the High Uintahs before he was found in “perfect health” Wednesday by a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter crew. Troop 217 from Midway, UT was doing a 50-miler around Yellowstone Canyon and Swift Creek Basin. While fishing at [...]

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By Paul Tikalsky
Aug 12, 2014

Scouting Prepares Missionaries

With nearly 130 merit badges, Staff at the council office got together to see how earning merit badges might help a missionary. Listed in the chart below are just a few that I chose. Leave us a comment with your choices. Author: Paul Tikalsky | Field Director, Utah National Parks Council, BSA

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By Community Submission
Aug 08, 2014

National S’MORES Day August 10, 2014

Hershey Chocolate company writes: “For nearly 80 years, the classic combination of ingredients in Hershey’s S’mores – campfire-roasted marshmallows, crisp graham crackers and rich Hershey’s Milk Chocolate – has defined the campfire experience. With National S’mores Day right around the corner on August 10, The Hershey Company is helping consumers celebrate with new S’mores recipes, [...]

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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 [...]