Category Archives: From the Archives

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 28, 2014

A Church History Holiday

In 1905, President George Albert Smith, who became a strong supporter of Scouting, but at this time was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, was asked to take care of all logistics for a trip to Vermont marking the 100th anniversary of Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth where a monument was to be unveiled. “Elder Smith […]

By Community Submission
Nov 22, 2014

Does Scouting Matter?

As an elementary school child, I always looked forward to school holidays, especially Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving, we got out of school at noon early in the week, and my family always headed to our family hunting camp for the holiday. November 22, the day we got out of school for Thanksgiving in 1963, my teacher came into the room. She had been […]

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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 […]

By Darryl Alder
Jul 04, 2014

Conservation and Scouting

“Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us. . . . Moreover, I believe that the natural […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Nov 03, 2013

President Benson’s Thoughts on 75th LDS/BSA Anniversary

Taken from News of the Church 25 years ago A February 14,1988  fireside commemorating the Church’s seventy-fifth anniversary as an official sponsor of the Boy Scouts of America also honored President Ezra Taft Benson for his lifetime contributions to the Scouting program. “It was one of the choicest experiences in my life to serve and participate […]