Category Archives: From the Scout Staff

John-F-Kennedy
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 […]

UVU
By Andrew Olsen
Nov 21, 2014

Basketball Scout Night—UVU vs. Utah State Dec. 13th

Join us for our first UVU Scout Night on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Come watch the UVU Men’s Basketball team take on Utah State! Get discounted tickets for just $4 with 50% of ticket sales goes back to support local Scouting! That means $2 of every ticket comes back to support Scouting in the […]

thanksgiving
By Darryl Alder
Nov 16, 2014

Do a Good Turn to Show Thanks

As Scouts, one thing for sure we can be thankful for is the examples of adults, such as our Scout leaders, church leaders and our Savior.  This Thanksgiving, why not say thanks to the leaders in your life by doing a good turn. Remember too, the last half of the word thanksgiving is giving. You might not have much to give, […]

Program Features
By Darryl Alder
Nov 15, 2014

Using the New “Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews”

We have been waiting for many months now, but it’s here: Volume 1 of Program Features for troops, Teams and Crews—a Guide to Program Planning. This compilation  has sixteen program features divided into six program groups, including these subjects: Outdoor Programs –  Camping –  Climbing and Rappelling –  Geocaching –  Hiking –  Outdoor Ethics – […]

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By Andrew Olsen
Nov 11, 2014

1966 Mustang up for bid

Hey Scouters! Do you like classic Ford Mustangs? The Utah National Parks Council has a unique opportunity for you or someone you may know to support Scouting in our council. Last year ago a strong supporter of Scouting donated a 1966 Ford Mustang to the Council. Thanks to work done by the Utah Auto Body Association and […]

duty to god
By Larry Coppock
Nov 09, 2014

Scouting as Evangelism

One of the key points for a church is reflected in the twelfth point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is reverent.” Although scouting is a secular organization it is grounded in tenets that reflect a recognition and reverence for God. British general, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, mentioned “duty to God” as a primary function of […]

LDS
By Jim Bethel
Nov 02, 2014

Beatitudes for LDS Scouts

Everyone should be familiar with the beatitudes that the Savior taught as part of his sermon on the mount found in the 5th chapter of Matthew. He taught them again to the Nephites a few years later (3 Nephi 12-13). These principles are so simple yet so valuable to a happy life. A few years […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 02, 2014

Scouts’ Own: Beatitudes for Boy Scouts

2000 years ago, Jesus spoke to the people on the side of a mountain (Service Leader can add “such as this” or name a specific mountain if the group is on a mountainside or looking at a mountain, or have just completed an activity on a mountain.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs […]

Maloree
By Darryl Alder
Oct 29, 2014

Maloree Anderson Joins the Executive Team at Utah National Parks Council

Maloree Anderson joined the Executive Team at Utah National Parks Council as Administrative Assistant to Clint Lawton and John Gailey in early October. This is how she described herself: As part of my job, I provide various kinds of administrative support to my supervisors such as: scheduling meetings and appointments, running errors, taking messages, generating reports, […]

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By Melany Gardner
Oct 23, 2014

Boy Scouts award “campership” in honor of fallen officer Cory Wride

Three Boy Scout councils will honor Utah’s fallen officers by sending a boy to summer camp for free in an officer’s name. Sergeant Cory Wride, shot and killed by ambush this year, was the first officer to be awarded a perpetual campership from the Utah National Parks Council, Thursday, Oct 23, 2014. The Cory Wride Memorial […]

Dewitt Jones
By Steven Sutherland
Oct 20, 2014

Everyday Creativity

October 17, 2014—Tonight I attended a Wood Badge Director’s Conference at Camp Kiesel up near Snow Basin, Utah.  One of my takeaway’s from this conference occurred during a session entitled Bringing our Vision to Life. An extraordinary video presentation Everyday Creativity, by Nat Geo photo journalist Dewitt Jones, was shown. (This video (20:41 mins) can […]

Russ Dailey
By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 16, 2014

Russell Dailey Joins Council Staff

The Utah National Parks Council, BSA welcomes Russell Dailey as a new District Executive. Russell is excited to work with the Orem District along with District Director Tasha DeKock. Russell brings twenty five years of volunteer service to this new role with the Boy Scouts of America.  Russell has volunteered as a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, 11-year-old Scout Leader, Webelos […]

Alumni Patch
By Boy Scouts of America
Oct 06, 2014

Scouting Alumni Association

The Scouting Alumni Association welcomes everyone positively and personally impacted by the Boy Scouts of America—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, volunteers past and present, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day—to join today.By joining the Scouting Alumni Association, you’ll stay up to speed on […]

heart of scouting
By Darryl Alder
Sep 28, 2014

Duty to God at the Heart of Scouting

Recently one of our readers wrote: “I find it sad that the BSA seems to be removing most references and trying to completely avoid the word God as much as possible.  Sad to see the degradation of societal morals spreading to scouts.  very sad…” Here at The Boy Scout we are not quite sure where our reader got […]

angry leader
By Scott Major
Sep 27, 2014

Ten Most Common Mistakes in Renewing Your Unit Charter

In our council, annually, nearly ten percent of unit charters lapse. Allowing your charter to lapse can have a negative impact on the youth in your unit, especially for those advancing. Worse,  it can put the youth in danger by missing the important step of background checks for adults our National office performs on all leader applications. One of our district […]

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By Melany Gardner
Sep 11, 2014

Friends of Scouting: Blake Barney and Clyde Companies

Historical Maple Dell Scout Camp which first opened in the late 1940’s was transformed this summer all thanks to several individuals and companies who took action to renew the camp cherished by generations of Scouts and leaders in Utah Valley. The renovation required a total overhaul of the marshy Maple Dell Lake which had cattails […]