Category Archives: Scouting Sponsors

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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 […]

duty to god
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 […]

Iceberg
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 Terry Richardson
Sep 23, 2014

On Really Being a Commissioner

This week, Terry Richardson, one of our District Directors received this interesting letter from a long time commissioner, Kirsten Johnson, who had just received her Silver Beaver: I HAVE to share with you all what happened tonight. Heavenly Father is soooooooooo cool!!!!! So, I’ve met with the Primary President and her counselor over cubs for [one […]

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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 […]

safety
By Darryl Alder
Aug 18, 2014

A Few Answers to BSA Insurance Coverage Questions

I’ve just returned from a week at Philmont, where I received BSA Risk Management Training. The mantra of Enterprise Risk Management is not to say “no” but to help Scouters “know.” Below are brief outlines of insurance coverages you should know are available to volunteers and chartered organizations. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance This coverage provides […]

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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 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 01, 2014

The Value of Strong LDS-BSA Relationship Committees

The LDS Church Scouting Handbook 2.4 states:  “An LDS-BSA Relationships Committee should be organized in each BSA council to help maintain and strengthen working relationships between the Church and the BSA Council. An Assigned Area Seventy chairs or designates a stake president to chair this committee, which includes a member of each stake presidency within the local BSA council. […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 15, 2014

Boy Scouts are Now Officially Messin’ with Sasquasatch

According to Guy Edwards, from the Big Foot Lunch Club:  “The alternate title to this post was, ‘Sasquatch is the official protein for Boy Scouts,’  but discretion got the better of me. In the new video promoting Jack Link’s as the official protein of the Boy Scouts. Our familiar friend makes a cameo at the […]

InsideSales Maple Dell feature
By Community Submission
Jun 06, 2014

InsideSales.com Do Good Foundation Transforms Maple Dell Scout Camp

  Maple Dell Scout Camp is one of the oldest camps serving young men and women with summer camping and high-adventure activities in Utah. Following years of camping fun, the historical camp is showing its age. One Provo company, InsideSales.com, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, is doing something about that by donating revenue […]