Category Archives: LDS Scouting

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

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jan 29, 2017

Do You Let Youth Use Their Priesthood Keys?

Last week Bill Chapman shared some thoughts on how to help boy leaders exercise their priesthood keys in a post at LDS/BSA entitled “Have You Asked Your Patrol Leader?”. In that post, he talked about his ward’s eleven-year-old Scout patrol joining their troop at a district camporee. “We were excited to have them join us but we were […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 22, 2017

Be Prepared to Be the Next Generation’s Impact Teachers

Young Men General President Brother Stephen W. Owen addressed leaders of teenage boys in a recent LDS news articled titled “Help Develop Next Generation of ‘Impact Teachers’”. Published January 19, 2017, it has important messages for LDS Scouts and Scout Leaders. He explains the vital role of  a leader in young men’s lives. Most Boy […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 19, 2017

Varsity Scout Leader’s Day Book–Day 14: Practice 2-Deep Leadership

The Task: Understand and use BSA’s 2- deep policy, making sure at least two adults supervise all Scouting activities.  The BSA’s top-notch Youth Protection training includes a number of Barriers to Abuse.These policies, which you can review here, provide additional safety for your child and all who are involved in Scouting. One of these policies is two-deep […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

2020 Vision for Utah National Parks Council

Every five years the Council makes a strategic plan. The Vice President of Administration, Lynn Snow, working with the other Council officers, makes necessary revisions annually. This is the 2017 update: 2020 Vision updated for 2017 Preface Major Council Objectives for  2017 2017 Journey to Excellence Goals Appendix Strategic Issues SWOT Analysis Council Customer Segments […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

Preface 2017 Strategic Plan Update

The Council has opened a new chapter of service to chartered partners. For too long, we behaved like many other councils in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), taking their chartered partner relationships for granted. The fact is, in our council, we enjoy unusual donor support and our partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

2020 Strategic Issues (updated for 2017)

Top Ten Concerns for 2020 Vision Better service to our key sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their leadership expects trained leaders, understanding of Scouting’s value proposition, and better communication  Adapt Scouting for LDS purposes, including: Church leaders will, as always, select their own Scout leaders based on church standards. BSA employees and volunteers are […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

2017 Internal/External Analysis

Utah National Parks SWOT Analysis STRENGTHS Scouting programs helps leaders “Be With Them“—our outdoor programs concentrate the quality of that time. A Scout’s duty to God “Connects Them With Heaven.” We help youth become spiritually prepared by developing testimonies of Christ and the gospel by their duty to God. Scouting prepares boys to lead; the patrol method “Lets Them Lead” […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Council Customer Segments

LDS Leadership:  Area Seventies, Stake Presidents and Bishops are proven leaders that have a history of contributing their time, talents, and resources to promoting the mission of Scouting.  They provide Council leadership and are capable of representing the Council in their LDS Coordinating Council.   They need clear and concise communication and parallel and consistent support […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Messages for use with LDS Leaders

Two studies, by RED Research, over two years has yielded these “Six Pillars of Being Prepared” for Communication with LDS Leaders 1-   Testimony Be prepared by developing a testimony of Christ and of the gospel while doing our duty to God and our country.  In the survey one stake leader described it this way:  […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

Theme: “Becoming Men Like These”

“Becoming men like these” is the theme for our 2020 vision. It and the “Six Pillars of Scouting” have been developed through extensive research from RED. In this undertaking, researchers have interviewed hundreds of LDS Stake and Ward leaders and recorded their responses. The findings were sometimes hard to take, but in the end this message […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Council Committees Roles

Unit Service:  Provide the level of coaching and mentoring required to integrate Journey to Excellence throughout the council. Be prepared to assist with bringing about a robust, activity-based Roundtable experience in all districts. Finance:  Build a proven financial process that results in the needed operating and capital funds. Membership:  Teach district volunteers to present Scouting’s […]