Category Archives: Inspiring Stories

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 31, 2014

175 Eagle Project Ideas

Before applying for the Eagle Scout Award, the application says that “while you are a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.” But what to do is a very real question? Here are 175 of the most recent Eagles and [...]

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By Community Submission
Aug 29, 2014

The 14-year-old Toy Maker

This story was originally posted on The Imagination Foundation’s websiteIt’s not every day you meet someone like Noah Cahoon. The 14-year-old is an entrepreneur, inventor, toy maker, an Eagle Scout, even a CEO of his own company. He’s an airplane aficionado, an expert community builder, and loves to make cool stuff out of cardboard. Noah’s [...]

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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 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 24, 2014

Duty to God in Action

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. Now that’s the essence of what we do—giving boys an understanding of the words duty to God. That means we must teach them, translate for [...]

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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 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 17, 2014

Teaching Duty

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. So here is the lesson for us. Duty to God is a new concept for young minds. Scouts need the understanding that goes [...]

Lost Scout Feature
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 Ken Cluff
Jul 29, 2014

“Just One Good Turn”

Good Turns vary with every situation. The important thing is to keep forever the Good Turn idea in all of your own thinking and planning, giving it definite place and time. Just do something to help the other person, and the joy of the service well done will be your own reward. Elmer Bendiner was a navigator in a [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jul 27, 2014

Becoming Men Such as These: Eric Liddell

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. British Olympian Eric Liddell embraced this duty to God throughout his life. The movie Chariots of Fire tells the story of his preparation for and [...]

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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 [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 14, 2014

Eagle Scout Challenge

The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that “A Scout is trustworthy” is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to [...]

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By Daily Herald
Jul 13, 2014

Eric Hauer named Eagle of the Week

This article reprinted from the Daily Herald, July 13, 2014: Ethan Hauer has been chosen as the Eagle Scout of the Week. Ethan was chosen from a pool of Scouts throughout Utah County. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout on July 1, 2014. Ethan shared the following responses with the Daily Herald. Name:  Ethan Hauer [...]

drew greer feature
By Lauren Coplan
Jun 24, 2014

Boy Scout banjo concert reaps medical supplies for Peruvian clinics

Not many Scouts become an “illustrious visitor” in a foreign country, and not many Scouts get to actually see the fruits of their Eagle Scout leadership service project in Peru. Scouting helps boys gain real-life experiences by teaching them to plan, organize, and lead a service project. The path to Eagle Scout took Drew Greer, [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jun 23, 2014

Scout Training Was the Answer

“Scout training changed me; more important, it changed the young men.” While serving as the bishop of my ward, I thought I was too busy to attend Scout training. As a result, after being released as bishop and called as Varsity coach, I wasn’t sure what a Varsity coach was or did. What I did [...]

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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 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 [...]