Category Archives: Scouting Sponsors

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By Community Submission
Jan 27, 2015

On Really Being a Commissioner

The following is a letter I sent to my fellow Unit Commissioners: HAVE to share with you all what happened tonight. Heavenly Father is soooooooooo cool!!!!! So, I met a couple of months ago with the Primary President and her Counselor over Cubs for one of the wards I serve. We went over everything; leaders, […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 25, 2015

Be Prepared Through Personal Growth and Learning to Serve – Service

In January we explored our first pillar of being prepared – testimony, and how youth themselves can promote this. This month we are covering pillar two which is:  “Be prepared through personal growth and learning to serve others through charity and doing a good turn daily.” The Good Turn is a hallmark of the BSA.  We were, in fact, started through […]

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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 Scouting Magazine
Dec 29, 2014

Sustainability Merit Badge—a Greener Path to Eagle

Goal Zero, the leader in portable solar power, is our Council’s exclusive Sustainability Merit Badge sponsor and offers BSA grants nationwide for renewable energy projects. JUST AFTER JON HARMON GRADUATED from high school, the Eagle Scout from Portola Valley, California, started acting a little strange around the house. “He was chasing us around turning the water off […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 28, 2014

A Church History Holiday

In 1905, President George Albert Smith, who became a strong supporter of Scouting, but at this time was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, was asked to take care of all logistics for a trip to Vermont marking the 100th anniversary of Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth where a monument was to be unveiled. “Elder Smith […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 24, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Reverent

A Scout is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others. This message from President Harold B Lee reminds us and our Scouts to be reverent this season. As you share this message with your Scouts, discuss what they can do to demonstrate how […]

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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 Maria Milligan
Nov 24, 2014

Keepers of the Flame

Thursday has always been my favorite day of Scout camp. Without fail, by Thursday a few of the older or more adept Scouts had finished the merit badge we’d been working on. Also without fail, there were a few Scouts who were still struggling to gain control of the sailboat alone or retrieve the brick […]

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By Larry Coppock
Nov 09, 2014

Scouting as Evangelism

One of the key points for a church is reflected in the twelfth point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is reverent.” Although scouting is a secular organization it is grounded in tenets that reflect a recognition and reverence for God. British general, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, mentioned “duty to God” as a primary function of […]

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By Jim Bethel
Nov 02, 2014

Beatitudes for LDS Scouts

Everyone should be familiar with the beatitudes that the Savior taught as part of his sermon on the mount found in the 5th chapter of Matthew. He taught them again to the Nephites a few years later (3 Nephi 12-13). These principles are so simple yet so valuable to a happy life. A few years […]

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By Maria Milligan
Oct 29, 2014

Foundations Change Camps and Scouts for the Better

When I joined the Scofield Scout Camp waterfront staff at Frandsen Scout Ranch two weeks into the 2013 season I fell in love with the camp’s secluded bay. Every day during free time I would stand on the dock with a rescue tube and watch laughing Scouts leap off the Iceberg, swamp each other’s kayaks […]

Ready Project
By Darryl Alder
Oct 05, 2014

Be Prepared—The Motto of a Boy Scout

Growing up a Scout we used to sing a song about being prepared: Be prepared, prepared, prepared, the motto of the Boy Scouts. Be prepared, prepared, prepared, the motto of a Scout. A Scout, a Scout, the motto of a good Scout. A Scout, a Scout, the motto of a Scout! Sing that enough times, […]

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By Community Submission
Sep 29, 2014

My experience at the Philmont Training last summer was life changing

Looking for sample outlines, we came across this letter from President Dan Duncan who after attending the Philmont LDS Priesthood Scouting Conference last year, was planning a follow-up known as Little Philmont (be sure to click on the link above to read more about their event). Last summer I received an invitation from the First […]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
Sep 25, 2014

Using the Varsity Section of the New LDS Youth Activities Website

Are you a Varsity coach or Team leader?  Did you know there is a section of the new LDS Youth Activities website just for you? You can find the new Varsity Scout activity website at www.LDS.org… You will find many exciting activity suggestions that advisers and youth leaders can choose from, to build an exciting program centered […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 24, 2014

BYU Football Scout Day – BYU vs. Savannah State Nov. 22nd

Get discounted tickets for the Cougars’ last home game of the season on BYU Football Scout Day – November 22, 2014. Anyone who loves Scouting can get BYU Football vs. Savannah State tickets for $15.00 and $2.50 goes to support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours today! Follow the […]

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By Melany Gardner
Sep 11, 2014

Friends of Scouting: Blake Barney and Clyde Companies

Historical Maple Dell Scout Camp which first opened in the late 1940’s was transformed this summer all thanks to several individuals and companies who took action to renew the camp cherished by generations of Scouts and leaders in Utah Valley. The renovation required a total overhaul of the marshy Maple Dell Lake which had cattails […]