Category Archives: Scouting Programs

Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing.

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 04, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Technology

Better Living Through Technology & Innovation Technology is all around us, from our homes to our schools to the great outdoors. While we tend to think of technology as the latest electronic gadget, any invention that makes our lives easier could be considered an application of technology. The cellphone in your pocket is an example of […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 21, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Cycling

Getting Stronger, Going Farther Bicycling is a great way to combine exercise, travel, and recreation in one activity. Few activities are better than uphill cycling for intense aerobic exercise and physical fitness. Cycling’s downhill speed is simply thrilling. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 21, 2017

Thesis Review: If I Were Bishop Again

I recently read a paper (A Doctoral Thesis for Commissioner College) by Todd Cope titled “If I Were Bishop Again – The Pursuit of Successful Scouting in LDS Wards.”  I had noticed it on display at the Commissioner College in September and again in October 2017 and the title intrigued me.  I made a note […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Dec 14, 2017

Program Features: Cooking

Cooking is an important skill when you are camping, but it is also an important skill back home. Unless you want to get by on ramen noodles and fast-food burgers for the rest of your life, cooking is an essential skill that you will always benefit from. This program module for cooking is from the This […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Nov 23, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Fitness & Nutrition

Getting Into Shape Fitness is essential to many everyday activities and a major contributor to a long, healthy life. Because of the new world additions such as Netflix and junk food, many leaders (and youth) aren’t as fit as they’d like to be. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Nov 16, 2017

Program Feature: Caving

An Adventure Underground Beneath the earth’s surface lies a magnificent realm darker than a moonless night. Just as climbers are tempted by summits that rise far above familiar ground, cavers are drawn into a subterranean wilderness every bit as exciting and remarkable as any place warmed by the rays of the sun. In this article […]

By Community Submission
Nov 12, 2017

How To Best Lead Our Youth (Even After Earning Their Eagle)

What interest would I, a 37 year-old female with no children, have in learning about the best practices regarding our 14-18 year-old young men?  As a female I have concern for the building of young men because one day a young man will be the spouse of my daughter, or the father of my grandchildren. […]

By Annaleis Smith
Nov 07, 2017

Cub Scout Leader 6 Essentials

In Scouting (at all levels) the boys are taught about the “Outdoor Essentials” – those items that they should have with them whenever they go on a hike or when camping.  In the Tiger, Wolf and Bear handbooks they teach the boys the Cub Scout Six Essentials.  Which are:  – A filled water bottle  – Trail […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Nov 02, 2017

Program Feature: Backpacking

  In this article we are featuring the program module for backpacking from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) The World at Your Feet “Many people today never stray far from a warm bed, a cozy bathroom, and […]

By Madison Austin
Sep 28, 2017

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp Make Advancement a Breeze

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp have proved time and time again to be a great atmosphere for Scouts to have fun and pursue advancement. This past weekend, the Porter Rockwell District of the Utah National Parks Council put together and hosted the whole event. It was a great success and we are […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 04, 2017

Commissioner Training in St. George!

Saturday Sept. 16th, 2017 More information and registration can be found at utahscouts.org If you can’t make it to St. George be sure to plan to make it to the next college which sill be Saturday October 14th in Spanish Fork.Don’t know what commissioner college is or why you might want to attend?  You can […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 23, 2017

Do You Need an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills?

Nearly every Scouter in the Council has some training in Scouting and now, with the new online courses at my.Scouting.org training has become a breeze. However, the capstone to basic training, is NorthStar or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. This course is only taught well… outdoors.  In order to be considered “trained,” along with Scoutmaster Specific Training, […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 28, 2017

Beaver High Adventure Base’s Best Kept Secrets

If you haven’t been to Beaver High Adventure Base, then I am sorry. It truly is an alpine paradise tucked away, high within Fishlake National Forest. I had the great opportunity to visit camp up at Beaver last week. Luckily, I made it in time, as it was the last day of their last week […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 10, 2017

Retaining Our Young Men In Scouting

Even since the early years of Scouting, retaining older youth provides a challenge.  There are many reasons why boys decide to quit Scouting. Many want to be with their peers and, for the most part, Boy Scout troops lack a good peer environment for high-school-aged boys. Other boys may get bored with the program around the […]