Category Archives: Leadership

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By Community Submission
Jan 27, 2015

On Really Being a Commissioner

The following is a letter I sent to my fellow Unit Commissioners: HAVE to share with you all what happened tonight. Heavenly Father is soooooooooo cool!!!!! So, I met a couple of months ago with the Primary President and her Counselor over Cubs for one of the wards I serve. We went over everything; leaders, […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 25, 2015

Be Prepared Through Personal Growth and Learning to Serve – Service

In January we explored our first pillar of being prepared – testimony, and how youth themselves can promote this. This month we are covering pillar two which is:  “Be prepared through personal growth and learning to serve others through charity and doing a good turn daily.” The Good Turn is a hallmark of the BSA.  We were, in fact, started through […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 22, 2015

Sunday School, Teachers Quorum and Your Varsity Scout Team

I have been a Stake Sunday School President since the introduction of the new LDS Come, Follow Me curriculum. During this period, I had wished for a chance to put that curriculum together with the BSA’s program features. In this article, I would like to share some thoughts from my point of view as both a Sunday School […]

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By Ann Shumway
Jan 18, 2015

How Serving on Camp Staff Prepared Me for My Mission

On Christmas Day there’s nothing a missionary mom looks forward to more than the call from their missionary serving somewhere throughout the world.  I was no exception.  My son Nicholas, who is serving in El Salvador must have been excited to talk to the family as well since his call came in at 7:00 am. […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jan 15, 2015

Los Scouts no solo construyen fogatas, sino algo más

¿Si tuviera la oportunidad de escoger algún programa extracurricular para mis hijos, que respetara sus creencias religiosas, que le permitieran desarrollara su carácter y su forma de ser; que vivieran y respetaran las leyes de nuestra sociedad incluyendo que las actividades sean físicas y mentalmente sanas? “Sin duda pensaría en el escultismo” Cada generación es […]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Jan 15, 2015

On Friends of Scouting

In the early 1980’s I served as Chartered Organization Representative (COR) in my local  LDS Ward. The annual Friends of Scouting campaign found me going door-to-door asking for contributions. At one door the gentleman who answered asked why he should donate. I mumbled something that sounded somewhat convincing; enough that he gave a modest amount. […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 12, 2015

Construction Update: See What’s Happening at Council Camps

We have been working on some exciting improvements in Council camps this summer. We want to give you an update on our construction projects, all of which are on schedule to be completed by May 15th, just in time for our summer camp season. Tifie’s Center for Enterprise, when completed, will be a learning center […]

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By Ken Cluff
Jan 08, 2015

Philmont Varsity Scout Training

Course: Delivering Varsity Scouting Philmont Training Center: JULY 12-18 I have seen Varsity Scouting work and know it can work wonderfully. I have been excited at the vibrancy and enthusiasm it created and what it did for both boys and adult leaders. The current program is struggling in some areas. I firmly believe that this inspirited program can keep older boys interested and […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 06, 2015

Annual District Operations Conference

Would you like to learn from the experts? The Council Executive Vice Presidents are leading a District Operations Conference in Saint George, January 30-31, 2015. The purpose of this Conference is to provide information and training for 2015. This will be a wonderful way to enrich your minds with the knowledge needed to make a difference […]

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By Harold Jepsen
Jan 02, 2015

Gotta Go! 2017 National Jamboree

In 2017, the Utah National Parks Council will send 600 participants on the National Jamboree & Tour experience.  Applications may be submitted at utahscouts.org/jamboree beginning January of 2015. You Gotta Go! National Jamboree & Tour Experience 2013 After an eighteen month journey developing four patrols and leadership corps, it was finally the day we had […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 31, 2014

​Boy Scouts Made Me The Man I Am Today, Here’s How

In this sixth day of Kwanzaa, our focus is creativity (in Swahili it is Kuumba), but is explained this way: To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. So a while back I read this blog post by […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 27, 2014

James E West, Man of Self-Determination

In this second day of Kwanzaa, the focus is Self-Determination (Kujichagulia ): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. One of the best examples of self-determination is found in the life of Dr. James E. West who was a lawyer and an advocate of children’s rights, and who become the first  Chief […]

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By Mat Greenfield
Dec 26, 2014

Small Patrols Build Strength and Unity

This first day of Kwanzaa our focus is Umoja (Unity), which strives for and works to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. Our good friend at Scouting Liahona explains it this way The founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell said “The patrol method is not a way to operate a Boy Scout troop, it is […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 22, 2014

Thoughts from the Chief

“The Order’s first purpose is to recognize those who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.” (oa-bsa.org) The Order of the Arrow is not a new scout troop for boys to attend exclusively; in fact it is meant to be in addition to your regular scout troop attendance. All adults involved with […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 21, 2014

Sharing Your Testimony at Christmas

Christmas is a time to remember the birth of the Savior and renew our appreciation for the great gift of His perfect life and atoning sacrifice. In the scripture accounts of His birth, we find patterns of discipleship—from Samuel the Lamanite, who courageously prophesied of His coming, to the Nephites who looked steadfastly for the […]

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By Ken Cluff
Dec 18, 2014

Annual program planning for Varsity Scout Teams

Let’s talk about one of the key elements of all successful Varsity teams and an indicator of a potentially successful year. Of course, that would be the team’s annual program plan and planning conference that typically takes place in November or December for the coming year. New research conducted by Eli Lily in Indianapolis, Indiana, […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 17, 2014

Troop Annual Program Planning

Let’s talk about one of the key elements of all successful troops and an indicator of a potentially successful year. Of course that would be the troop’s annual program plan and planning conference. Research conducted by Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana, showed that a common element of strong troops is they all have a good […]