Category Archives: Oath and Law

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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 Darryl Alder
Dec 18, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Kind

A Scout is kind. A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing. As you share this story with your Scouts, talk about the importance of kindness and how they can be more kind this […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 17, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Courteous

“A Scout is Courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.” Scouts are taught to be courteous in every circumstance. In this story from Douglas Presença, we see the importance of being courteous even to those who seem […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 15, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: a Scout is Helpful

“A Scout is Helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.” Scouts do their best to help others, taking time to do a daily good turn and participate in service projects as a troop or on their own. After reading the story discuss it with […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2014

Capturing the Vision of Scouting

Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders can have eternal consequences. When I was a mission president, one particular zone was having a lot of success. I asked one of the zone leaders, “Elder, what’s going on here?” He said, “President, in high school I ran cross- country with a handful of friends. We trained hard and competed together. For four […]

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By Nick Hutchinson
Dec 08, 2014

Be Prepared by Learning Who We Are as Scouts and Sons of God – Integrity

One of the most important things a young man can learn today is how to determine right from wrong. In a world of so many opportunities, for good and not, it is imperative that our youth have ample opportunity to exercise their decision-making powers to learn to choose those things that will improve themselves and […]

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By Darryl Alder
Nov 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Reflection for All Scouts

At Thanksgiving we often stop to think of things we are thankful for and as Americans, we have a lot to be grateful for. We live in freedom, we can worship as we choose, and most of us have enough food, clothing and adequate shelter. We are as blessed as any people in the world, but sometimes we […]

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By Darryl Alder
Nov 16, 2014

Do a Good Turn to Show Thanks

As Scouts, one thing for sure we can be thankful for is the examples of adults, such as our Scout leaders, church leaders and our Savior.  This Thanksgiving, why not say thanks to the leaders in your life by doing a good turn. Remember too, the last half of the word thanksgiving is giving. You might not have much to give, […]