Category Archives: From the Scout Staff

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By Scouting Magazine
Aug 28, 2014

Make your own Hudson Bay bread

Try this hearty “bread”—that’s more like a granola bar—when you’re out on the trail. It’s filling, high in needed calories, and it tastes great when slathered with peanut butter or jelly (or both!). Hudson Bay bread is a signature trail snack at Northern Tier. HUDSON BAY BREAD  1½ lbs. margarine or butter 4 cups sugar [...]

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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, know 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 are [...]

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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 Darryl Alder
Aug 05, 2014

General Health and Safety FAQs

Every Summer the phones at our Scout Service Centers with safety questions. The most common can be answered here: Annual Health and Medical Record, tour and activity plan, shooting sports program. But here are several others we often get: Age-Appropriate Guidelines Q. Can Scouts use zip lines? A. Zip-lining is considered age-appropriate for Venturing-age youth [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 02, 2014

With God on the Road to Philmont Scout Ranch

There was something different about this trip to Philmont, I’m not quite sure what but let me tell you about it. I started late on Saturday with a drive that landed me in Montrose Colorado for a night’s rest, or so I hoped. As it turned out, it was the Sweet Corn Festival and all the rooms were [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 15, 2014

Boy Scouts are Now Officially Messin’ with Sasquasatch

According to Guy Edwards, from the Big Foot Lunch Club:  “The alternate title to this post was, ‘Sasquatch is the official protein for Boy Scouts,’  but discretion got the better of me. In the new video promoting Jack Link’s as the official protein of the Boy Scouts. Our familiar friend makes a cameo at the [...]

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By Clint Lawton
Jun 15, 2014

What does “Duty to God” mean to you?

To me, doing my duty to God means giving service to others. Because I love God, I try to help other people at all times and love my neighbor as myself.  I believe that it is my duty to help other people come closer to God in their lives, and I try to do so [...]

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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 Darryl Alder
Jun 01, 2014

Paul Clyde Receives Silver Antelope

At the Western Region Annual Meeting, May 23, 2014, Paul Clyde was presented the Silver Antelope, the region’s highest honor.  The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the territory under the jurisdiction of the Western Region and is conferred by the National Court of Honor of the [...]

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By Clint Lawton
May 26, 2014

It’s Not About Rock Climbing…

Imagine yourself overlooking a vast expanse of the Arizona desert, standing on the top of a sheer cliff, 200 feet above a rocky gorge below. You peer over the edge and your heart skips a beat. Beside you are some of your closest friends, encouraging you to step to the edge of this rocky cliff [...]

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By Melany Gardner
May 23, 2014

Utah National Parks Council Blog wins award from National BSA

The Utah National Parks Council was awarded Judges Choice for Best Newsletter during the Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The honor was awarded for exceptional planning, creativity, attention to detail, and alignment with national brand standards. Michael Ramsey, National Marketing/Brand Director for BSA, explained, “a panel of fifteen independent, non-scouter [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
May 22, 2014

Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates announced as National President of the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council today elected Dr. Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence, as the organization’s national president. In this volunteer role, Dr. Gates will lead the National Executive Board, which guides the Boy Scouts of America as it serves 2.5 million youth members, [...]

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By Bob Gowans
May 07, 2014

LDS Stake Encampment at Council Properties

In cooperation with the Utah National Parks Council, your Stake can organize an encampment to help fulfill your own Priesthood purposes by leveraging the program expertise and safety features offered through the Councils camps.  This will also relieve any “undue burdens” that are often placed on leaders to organize these camps.  This method will assist [...]

By Emily McRae
Apr 30, 2014

Shooting Clays Classic, FUNdraising.

I was fortunate enough to participate in a class Fall Semester at BYU on the Joys of Fundraising.  I thought, what an oxymoron.  I was under the impression that joy and fundraising have never been used in the same sentence by anyone.  Ever.  But as I sat through this class week after week, I began [...]