Category Archives: LDS Scouting

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

By Dale Munk
Jan 21, 2018

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2018. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 18, 2018

Commissioner College – Now or later?

UNPC College of Commissioner Science – When will you attend?  Now or later?  Maybe both? There is still time to register (Walk in registrations welcome) American Fork Commissioner College Saturday January 20, 2018. If you can’t make this one there are additional options: Online Bachelor College – Starts January 28th (More information can be found […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 18, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Paddle Sports

Make a splash with Canoeing, Kayaking, and stand up Paddleboarding Long before people voyaged across the oceans in ships powered by sails and engines, they began to cross the water using paddle craft. Early in human history, what started off as swimming with something that floated turned into building rafts and using a device for […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 14, 2018

Mini Philmont Scout Training for Stake & Ward Aaronic Priesthood Leaders

  We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting 2018 – The Leadership Summit.   What is it? This one-day Mini Philmont event is for older boy Stake and Ward Aaronic Priesthood leaders. Another track will be available to Stake and Ward Primary Presidencies as well. (All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 12, 2018

Men and Women – Different not Better.

Men and Women – Different not Better.  That is the actual name of the Commissioner College course CED 724. I attended this class at the college in St. George back in Sept of 2017.  It’s being offered again in American Fork at the Commissioner College on Jan 20, 2018.  It’s just one of the many […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 11, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Rifle Shooting

What does it take to be a great marksman? Have you ever given thought as to the many different choices of rifle shooting that are available? Did you know that rifle shooting is a recognized sport in the Olympics? Rifle shooting offers you the ability to increase your skills and enjoy the exciting sport over […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 09, 2018

Leadership Training for Stake & Ward Primary Presidencies at University of Scouting

Are you member of the stake or ward primary presidency? Do you have any idea what to do with Scouting as a part of your calling? This year at the University of Scouting Feb 24, 2018 at UVU is the place for answers. We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 04, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Technology

Better Living Through Technology & Innovation Technology is all around us, from our homes to our schools to the great outdoors. While we tend to think of technology as the latest electronic gadget, any invention that makes our lives easier could be considered an application of technology. The cellphone in your pocket is an example of […]

By Community Submission
Jan 04, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the in person colleges too far away to justify going? Want to earn your Commissioners College Bachelors degree faster? If you answered YES to any of the above, the Utah National Parks Council […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Jan 01, 2018

The Top Ten Blog Articles of 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017 and say hello to a new, fresh year in 2018, we wanted to take the chance to look back on the top ten blog articles of this past year. While you made many Scouting memories on your own, the Boy Scout captured some exciting things. Here’s your favorite ten posts […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 28, 2017

2017 Commissioner College Degrees Awarded

As 2017 comes to a close let’s take a quick look back at the Commissioner Colleges held in 2017 in the Utah National Parks Council. In 2017 we held 4 Commissioner Colleges – one each in American Fork, Provo, Spanish Fork and St. George.  We also had 4 online courses.  As a result of these […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 24, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 24

Jesus taught: “Ye must watch and pray always.” —3 Nephi 18:15     I actually called the chat line to ask about this.  I wondered what we were supposed to be watching for.     Although there might be other opinions, it is felt that we should watch and be aware of others who may be in […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 23, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 23

Jesus taught: “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” —Matthew 25:36 After working many years as a volunteer teacher in Youth Detention, I know a bit about the system.  You can’t just go to a prison and ask to visit.  I know you can visit friends and relatives, and I do think they […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 21, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Cycling

Getting Stronger, Going Farther Bicycling is a great way to combine exercise, travel, and recreation in one activity. Few activities are better than uphill cycling for intense aerobic exercise and physical fitness. Cycling’s downhill speed is simply thrilling. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 21, 2017

Thesis Review: If I Were Bishop Again

I recently read a paper (A Doctoral Thesis for Commissioner College) by Todd Cope titled “If I Were Bishop Again – The Pursuit of Successful Scouting in LDS Wards.”  I had noticed it on display at the Commissioner College in September and again in October 2017 and the title intrigued me.  I made a note […]