Category Archives: Newsletter Articles

Maloree
By Darryl Alder
Oct 29, 2014

Maloree Anderson Joins the Executive Team at Utah National Parks Council

Maloree Anderson joined the Executive Team at Utah National Parks Council as Administrative Assistant to Clint Lawton and John Gailey in early October. This is how she described herself: As part of my job, I provide various kinds of administrative support to my supervisors such as: scheduling meetings and appointments, running errors, taking messages, generating reports, […]

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By Melany Gardner
Oct 27, 2014

Be Prepared to Be Husbands and Fathers – Life Skills

Why is Scouting important in the LDS Church? How does Scouting relate to Church objectives for youth? Is there a spiritual side to Scouting? Is there really any link between the trail to Eagle and a mission? These are questions Rushford Lee, owner of Research Emotion Design (RED) started asking that promoted a  large research project into […]

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By Lee Hansen
Oct 10, 2014

Why STEM?

We hear a lot today about “STEM.” Most of us know the letters stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” But why STEM? Is there an underlying connection among these fields that leads us to meld them into an acronym? Or was the conglomeration one of convenience, driven solely by economics? STEM represents a field […]

dirtpatrol
By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 22, 2014

The Dirt Patrol

You may have seen Mike Rowe, from the TV show “Dirty Jobs,” speaking at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. If so, you know that he’s all about working hard and smart, rolling up his shirtsleeves, and getting dirty to get the job done. Here we are a year and a half after he challenged every Scout […]

famcamp
By Darryl Alder
Aug 20, 2014

Pack/Family Camping — What Are You Waiting For?

This article is adapted from April – May 2014 Advancement News pp.8–9 Fall is nearly hear and our camps are waiting for you Pack Families. Tell a Cub Scout he can spend part of a weekend in the woods, and he probably has many visions:  a campfire, “s’mores,” sleeping  in a tent, cooking breakfast, and maybe hiking […]

Little Philmont Patch
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 11, 2014

Philmont Training Center Hosts LDS Leaders

Every year stake presidencies in the United States are invited to the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at the Philmont Training Center in New Mexico. The purpose of this conference is to help stake leaders better understand how Scouting can support the Aaronic Priesthood. The conference is held under the direction of the Young Men […]

PTC
By Community Submission
Aug 10, 2014

Catholic Scouting in Vibrant Youth Ministries

God’s Country. I have heard that sentiment expressed many times over the years about the Philmont Scout Ranch. Serving as BSA’s National Volunteer Training Center since 1950, the Philmont Training Center is the venue for the Scouting in the Catholic Church course. With the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the famed Tooth of Time as […]

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By Kevin Golding
Jun 22, 2014

Wahoo

On June 5 -7 an excited group of Varsity Scouts and their leaders converged on Beaver High Adventure Base ready for participation in the 4th annual WAHOO Encampment. Thursday, June 5, started out with a Service Project of helping sand and stain wooden toys for Tiny Tim’s Toy Factory. More than one hundred cars were […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
May 23, 2014

Nuclear scientist, Dee Walker honored by Boy Scouts of America

Orem, UT- May 23, 2014 – Dr. Dee H. Walker, nuclear engineer, will be honored by the Boy Scouts of America as a Distinguished Eagle Scout on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Utah Valley University UCCU Events Center at A Celebration of Eagles. The Distinguished Eagle Scout award is a rare achievement. More people have summited […]

OT
By Ken Cluff
Apr 12, 2014

Peak Experience

I think the mountaintop ceremony may be the most rewarding portion of your Operation ON TARGET experience. The ceremony may be held around a campfire near the mountain peak on Friday evening. Gathering your team in a secluded spot, follow the team’s outline, have a reverent mountaintop ceremony that includes reading the letter from President Erying, of the first presidency of the […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Mar 21, 2014

A Commissioner’s Role in Youth Protection

Commissioners are active at every level in Scouting, from the national commissioner as part of the national Key 3 all the way down to the “boots-on-the-ground” unit commissioner advising the unit’s Key 3. Commissioners provide continuity in Scouting’s organizational structure; we are therefore in a unique position to champion Youth Protection training throughout Scouting. Why […]

Sweet16 feature
By Melany Gardner
Mar 21, 2014

The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a […]

Cub Scout popcorn
By Darryl Alder
Feb 27, 2014

3 Ways to Earn Money for Camp

Where are you going camping this summer? We ask because we would like to invite you to attend one of our great camps and experience the greatest high adventure offered in the state (as well as excellent opportunities for boys to earn advancements, learn new skills and have fun!)  Camping and outdoor adventure is what […]

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By Grant Hansen
Feb 26, 2014

What’s New at Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen Scout Ranch

Come see what’s new at Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen Scout Ranch! From an exciting new WIPEOUT course on the reservoir to the classic storming of the fort, there’s adventure at every turn. Click here to register for 2014 summer camp Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen Scout Ranch. 30 years ago, just after Scofield Aquatics at Frandsen […]

UoS
By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 09, 2014

Don’t Wait to Register for University of Scouting: Over 100 Classes for One Epic Scouting Day

Don’t wait to register for University of Scouting. Register before Jan. 25th to get $10 registration price. Register today at www.UtahScouts.org/uos.   University of Scouting = 777! 7 classes from 7 colleges in 7 hours! Over 100 AWESOME classes to choose from in ONE EPIC LEARNING DAY! Fresh, relevant content on all topics from Cubs to […]