Category Archives: Safety & Health

tower
By Darryl Alder
Jul 24, 2014

Scout Pioneering – Good, Ol’Fashioned, Outdoor, Scouting Fun for the 21st Century!

Today is Pioneer Day in Utah—168 years ago pioneers were entering the Salt Lake Valley. In commemoration, there are celebrations all over the state. In my town, Provo, it all centers around North Park activities that include wagon rides, mountain men, wood carving, caskets and coffins, wooden tops, tomahawk throwing, trading blanket, native American village, [...]

safety
By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jul 08, 2014

Safety in LDS Church Activities

May 15, 2014, the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints sent the following letter to General Authorities, area Seventies, Stake, Mission and District Presidents, Bishops and Branch Presidents: Included with letter was the following: Reaffirming Safety Guidelines for Activities May 15, 2014 Following are general guidelines for planning [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
May 12, 2014

New Jersey Scouts help rescue NBC journalist Ann Curry

Scouts learn first-aid skills in Scouting without ever knowing when they’ll need to use them. Or on whom. Last month a group of New Jersey Boy Scouts helped rescue the NBC journalist Ann Curry after she had broken her ankle while hiking. On April 5, 2014, Scouts from Troop and Crew 368 out of Berkeley Heights, N.J., were on a Philmont [...]

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By Community Submission
Apr 16, 2014

Are You Ready for the Great Utah ShakeOut?

Major earthquakes can cause unprecedented catastrophes. With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, Scouts and Scouters should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. What we do now, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. BSA and other organizations of all sizes can also use the [...]

Climbing Merit Badge
By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2014

Learn Safe Climbing Skills

It must be spring because there isn’t a week that goes by without someone calling the Scout Service Center to find out about climbing safety requirements. Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for safely organizing climbing and rappelling activities; either at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as [...]

YouthProtection feature
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 [...]

TourActivityPlan
By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 21, 2014

How to Submit a Tour Plan

When engaging in activities outside the council boundaries or activities unsupervised by the district or council, Scout leaders should submit a Tour Plan. This article will describe the sort of situations a Tour Plan may be needed and how to submit the new form. SCOUTING LEADERS MUST USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND PRUDENCE WHEN CONDUCTING ANY SCOUTING ACTIVITY The [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 10, 2014

NRA Foundation Awards Grant to Utah Scouts

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Utah National Parks Council receives 2 NRA grants Orem, UT. February 10, 2014 -  Teaching respect for firearms helps Boy Scouts develop good character. John Kendall, NRA Field Representative- Utah, is pleased to announce a grant of $23,035.17 to the Utah National Parks Council of the [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 03, 2014

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. The Scouting program itself, activities Scouts participate in on [...]

Chocolate Lamb Chili
By Darryl Alder
Nov 05, 2013

Boy Scout Cooking: Chocolate Lamb Chili

Darryl Alder, Program Director for the Utah National Parks Council, shared this recipe at our Halloween luncheon. I wish I had know what it was because I would have loved to try it. Who does not like chocolate? Summary: Lamb gives this chili a slightly gamy richness. The chocolate smooths the sauce and moves the [...]

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By Kent Nobis
Nov 05, 2013

Get a Head Start Shopping for the Holidays and Support Utah National Park Scouts!

http://hybridlightscouts.com/home/KZY47 Trying to find the perfect gift for the holidays?  What does everyone need – a FLASHLIGHT! Don’t think so? Here’s a challenge for you: Walk around your house and find all the flashlights that you own and try to turn them on. If you are like me, and many others, you have 10-12 flashlights [...]

Project Ready Feature
By Heidi Sanders
Nov 05, 2013

Ready Project 72 Hour Kit: Emergency Preparedness and Response Survival Kit

Having a 72 Hour Kit on hand helps to dispel fear during times of emergency. Ready Project, a proud sponsor of the Boy Scouts of America, Utah National Parks Council, has the perfect holiday gift this year.   Ready Project will donate $10 to help build Camp Tifie for every purchase of a 2-person 72 Hour [...]

Leave No Trace
By Darryl Alder
Oct 18, 2013

Leave No Trace Trainer Course – October 18-19th at Camp Maple Dell, Payson, Utah

Leave No Trace provides a framework for outdoor ethics, which is summarized in the following seven principles: Plan Ahead and Prepare: Poorly prepared people, when presented with unexpected situations, often resort to high-impact solutions that degrade the outdoors. Proper planning leads to less impact. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces: Damage to land occurs when surface vegetation [...]