Category Archives: LDS Scouting

All about Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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By Jarom Shaver
Jan 09, 2017

All My Mission Companions Were Eagle Scouts

Last December marked my four-year anniversary of coming home from my mission. Spain was marvelous, as you may imagine. I was blessed with two great mission presidents and 11 outstanding mission companions. I could not have asked for better long-lasting relationships than those I gained while arduously serving the Lord with these faithful priesthood holders. […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 05, 2017

A Scout is Reverent—12 Days of A Scout Christmas

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 02, 2017

A Scout is Thrifty–12 Days of A Scout Christmas

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 01, 2017

A Scout is Cheerful–12 Days of A Scout Christmas

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

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By Maria Milligan
Dec 28, 2016

A Scout is Friendly–12 Days of A Scout Christmas

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Dec 26, 2016

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

It’s still 2016, but we’re about to say goodbye to the old year!  We all had some crazy Scouting experiences in the past twelve months–memorable moments, funny mishaps, and new Scout procedures. While you made many Scouting memories on your own, the Boy Scout captured some exciting things. Here’s your favorite ten posts (based off […]

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By Maria Milligan
Dec 26, 2016

A Scout is Loyal–12 Days of A Scout Christmas

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

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By Clint Lawton
Dec 24, 2016

How will you contribute your log to the 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 Annaleis Smith
Dec 20, 2016

Benefits of Cub Scouting

I was looking for something totally unrelated to this topic on the BSA website and came across a page titled “The Benefits of Cub Scouting”. I thought there were some really good points made. Since I hadn’t seen this before (or at least I don’t remember it), I thought maybe some of you would enjoy […]

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By Kevin Hunt
Dec 17, 2016

In the Spirit of the Season, We Serve and Help Others

CHRISTMAS!  CHRISTMAS!!  CHRISTMAS! … !  The very word invokes tender memories and cherished times.  Whether young or old, Christmas time holds a special nostalgia.  We relish the memories of Christmas times past and look forward with great anticipation to the Christmas of the present and those to come.  Christmas is a time to give to […]

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By David Wilson
Dec 16, 2016

LDS Venturers Need ALPS

Photograph of the Matterhorn in the Alps by Sven Scharr No it’s not those Alps! Today David Wilson posted a good explanation of how ALPS, the acronym, helps LDS crews and leaders. In his post, he explained: ALPS is an open, free-flowing type of structure, that when used by your crew allows for positive experiences in […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Dec 13, 2016

New Cub Scout Program Modifications – What you need to know

On November 30, 2016, BSA released a document on scouting.org/programupdates which outline some modifications to the Cub Scout program based on feedback from the first year of program use. (The Cub Scout program received a major overhaul and design changes released in 2015.) This article is designed to “jump-start” your understanding of the top 6 […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2016

Safety Share: Winter Safety Tips

This week the LDS Church Risk Management team released this Safety Share for December: “It is the most wonderful time of the year”, so says the famous Christmas song and we are heading into the winter season, at least in climates of the northern hemisphere where cold and snow are present. For those who live […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 08, 2016

How to Help Your Laurel and Priests Work Together

In the 1980’s, as the Church implemented a new Young Women’s program, I had the pleasure to be the High Council Advisor to our LDS Stake’s program. Immediately, we needed to train class presidents, so I turned to Scout training. We had used it for Priest aged youth and had great results. Later, serving in two […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 05, 2016

How are You Lighting the World this Holiday Season?

In the LDS Church, they explained that “During Christmas, we are reminded that Jesus Christ is the light of the world. This year, we have an amazing opportunity to share that light by resolving to do the things Jesus Christ did. Every day leading up to Christmas, we will focus on a different Christlike behavior and […]