Category Archives: Inspiring Stories

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By KSL News
Dec 18, 2014

Teen creates app displaying campsites throughout Utah

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A Utah teen decided to combine his love of camping and technology to complete his Eagle Scout project — an app listing Utah campsites. Joshua Wilde, 17, of Eagle Mountain, said he has been developing and creating apps since he was in 8th grade. His parents, Clint and Rocio Wilde, said he […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 18, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Kind

A Scout is kind. A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing. As you share this story with your Scouts, talk about the importance of kindness and how they can be more kind this […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 17, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Courteous

“A Scout is Courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.” Scouts are taught to be courteous in every circumstance. In this story from Douglas Presença, we see the importance of being courteous even to those who seem […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 15, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: a Scout is Helpful

“A Scout is Helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.” Scouts do their best to help others, taking time to do a daily good turn and participate in service projects as a troop or on their own. After reading the story discuss it with […]

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By Nick Hutchinson
Dec 08, 2014

Be Prepared by Learning Who We Are as Scouts and Sons of God – Integrity

One of the most important things a young man can learn today is how to determine right from wrong. In a world of so many opportunities, for good and not, it is imperative that our youth have ample opportunity to exercise their decision-making powers to learn to choose those things that will improve themselves and […]

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By Clint Lawton
Dec 07, 2014

Sacred Fire

I recently had the opportunity to see an original painting by Jon McNaughton which is titled, Sacred Fire. The painting was incredible, with vibrant colors and stunning imagery, but it was the symbolic message of the fire building in this piece of art that has deeply inspired me. As I look at these great men from […]

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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 Community Submission
Nov 13, 2014

An Eagle Scout’s Promise

Every day we come in contact with people we don’t know, but that we rely on to be honest, upright and courteous in their interactions with us.  I have often reflected on how I can tell or know when someone is being truthful with me; how do we know?  One way may be who they […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 12, 2014

Time Management Strategies from Some Brilliant Teenage Prodigies

These busy scientists may only be 17, but their ability to manage their time efficiently has helped them win some major props. Here’s how you too can rock at managing your time better. Every year, the Intel Science Talent Search brings 40 teenage scientists to Washington, D.C., to showcase their research. The projects are impressive. Eric Chen, for […]

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By Joanne Reinertson
Nov 10, 2014

Just One More Step and I’m Through

Okay, just one more step and I’m through. I can’t make it, I’m too tired. Exhaustion is taking over, my hips and collar bone hurt. I can’t bear it – wait, why am I still going? How are my swollen feet, twisted ankle, and sore legs still carrying me? I’m leading everyone, how can I give up now? […]

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By Darryl Alder
Nov 05, 2014

A Season of Goodness in Philanthropy

I love summer camp. I loved it when I first attended a week long camp in 1962. Four years later I was back there working and four years after that I was running camps. One summer at camp, I asked one of the Scouts to take a turn reading from the Fieldbook. He was embarrassed […]

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By Melany Gardner
Nov 02, 2014

Daily Herald Eagle of the Week: Caleb Belk

Name: Caleb Belk Age: 18 Hometown: Payson, UT Troop: 96 Date of Eagle: Sept. 14, 2014 Favorite merit badge The Fishing Merit Badge was my favorite. Fishing has always been a big part of my life and I have always spent those times with my Dad, so being able to earn a merit badge about […]

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By Maria Milligan
Oct 29, 2014

Foundations Change Camps and Scouts for the Better

When I joined the Scofield Scout Camp waterfront staff at Frandsen Scout Ranch two weeks into the 2013 season I fell in love with the camp’s secluded bay. Every day during free time I would stand on the dock with a rescue tube and watch laughing Scouts leap off the Iceberg, swamp each other’s kayaks […]