Category Archives: Learning for Life

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 05, 2015

Donors Grant Learning for Life and Scouting a Bright Future

Having someone walk into the classroom with a huge wig, sunglasses, and a bag slung over her shoulder may not have been common in your school, but these days it isn’t that far out of the ordinary for kids at Sharon Elementary, a Title 1 school in Orem. These children just squealed and laughed when […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 10, 2014

Benefits of Positive Thinking

Top Five Positive Thinking Benefits You have probably had someone tell you to “look on the bright side” or to “see the cup as half full.” Chances are good that the people who make these comments are positive thinkers. Researchers are finding more and more evidence pointing to the many benefits of optimism and positive […]

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By Ann Shumway
Dec 03, 2014

Why Exercise Is Cool

Kids exercise all the time without even thinking of it. Just being active, like when you run around outside or play kickball at school, is a kind of exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and even reaching down to touch your toes. When you exercise, you’re helping build a strong […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 02, 2014

Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant to fund Learning for Life

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to fund Learning for Life Orem, UT, April 2, 2014 – Good character is not formed automatically. It is learned through personal experience and positive examples. Learning for Life, a subsidiary program of the Utah National Parks Council, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 02, 2014

Tips to Help You Save

Here are some great tips by Danny Kofke, author of “A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom” to help you save in 2014. One tip, order water when you eat out. Not only is it better for you but will also help you to save money. A Scout is thrifty. How to budget and deal with […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 27, 2013

Arnold Friberg 100 Years in the Making

Arnold Friberg turned 100 on December 21st and in celebration 300 of his pieces are on display at an exhibit at the Gateway. This exhibit is the only time the entire collection will be displayed. Typically, because of cost, the exhibit is distributed in sections to different locations. Cost to tour the exhibit is $16 […]

By Brent Ashworth
Dec 27, 2013

This Day in History Dec. 17

Events 546 – Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoths under king Totila plunder the city, by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 942 – Assassination of William I of Normandy. 1538 – Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England. 1577 – Francis Drake sails from Plymouth, England, on a secret mission to explore the Pacific coast of […]

Bullying Feature
By Learning for Life
Dec 04, 2013

Can a renewed focus on citizenship help to solve the bullying problem?

Bullying is not a product of a modern age, but has been increasingly scrutinized in the past decade. After the Columbine High School massacre U.S. Secret Service officials found that bullying “in terms that approached torment,” played a part in two-thirds of the 37 premeditated school shootings they analyzed. The effects and causes of bullying […]

Black Friday
By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 26, 2013

Black Friday Specials Before Black Friday

Black Friday deals this year are expected to be big. Many retailers are going to open on Thanksgiving because it is expected to be a difficult season financially. I dislike shopping on Black Friday – large crowds, minimum availability of products, gimmicks to draw customers into stores, fighting and incivility as shoppers race against one […]

By Learning for Life
Nov 18, 2013

Learning for Life Explorer Scholarship Opportunities

Are you an Explorer looking toward graduation and career? Career training can help an Explorer achieve greater learning and job training. Check out these great scholarship opportunities through the Boy Scouts, Learning for Life program. For more information about Explorer opportunities, contact Ann Shumway at or 801-437-6218. Since 1991 the Learning for Life character education […]

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By Learning for Life
Nov 18, 2013

Learning for Life Explorer Program Research Report

A National Program-Outcomes Study Conducted by Louis Harris & Associates The Exploring program contributes to the healthy development of today’s young adults by providing them with the environment, resources, and relationships they need to learn and grow. This study addresses the issue of how healthy development is fostered by addressing a key question that a […]

By Community Submission
Nov 15, 2013

Cub Scout Thanksgiving Ideas

This Cub Scout Thanksgiving Packet was created specifically for the holiday. It includes activities for Cub Scouts and their siblings including Faith in God and Cub Scout/Webelos Advancement. The Theme is American Indians from Illinois, but there is information on the Internet about Indians from other parts of the country. The American Indian Sign Language was developed by the […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 11, 2013

20 Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to Children

Citizenship means being a member of and supporting one’s community and country. A United States citizen has certain freedoms which are declared in the U.S. Bill of Rights. In addition to these privileges, a citizen has an obligation to be informed, law abiding, and uphold basic democratic principles such as tolerance and civic responsibility. Voting, […]

By Ann Shumway
Nov 06, 2013

Teaching Teens about Financial Responsibility

Learning the basics of budgeting before moving out on their own is a necessary step toward ensuring that teens grow up to be financially responsible adults. Setting a good example for your teens to follow and a little parental involvement may be all it takes to transform naïve teens into budget-conscious adults. Leading by example […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2013

Boy Scouts Teach Bike Safety Rules and Bike Safety Tips to Sixth Graders

Scouters from the Utah National Parks Council went to Sharon Elementary today to teach 6th grade students about biking safety rules and offered some safety tips. Miss Stone’s 6th grade class was one of the classes that participated in the activity and had a great time. All students knew how to ride a bike but […]

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By Brent Ashworth
Oct 17, 2013

This Week in History, October 15, 2013

This week Brent Ashworth shares some autographs and discusses the size of autographs compared to the signers position. For example, President John Adams had a large signature as president but afterwards had a smaller signature. President Nixon also had a large signature but it was smaller after Watergate. What does your signature say about you? 1793 […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 10, 2013

Family Dinner: Why it is important

Families are busy with work, school, church activities, and a multitude of sport and creative activities. And it seems as if we are becoming more busy as a society creating more stress. But gathering together as a family is important. Who says that you have to eat dinner at 5:00 p.m. or even 5:30 p.m.? […]