Category Archives: Training

All about training in the BSA and facts to help train new leaders.

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 28, 2015

Priests Quorums and the Venturing Program

Last year at the LDS Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting held at the Philmont Training Center, LDS Church leaders set out to help Stake Presidents learn how to better use the Venturing program. During the week, the General Young Mens Presidency helped leaders understand key principles for planning and implementing Venturing activities and explain how […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Aug 27, 2015

A Report on: “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams”

This course was held at Philmont Training Center (PTC) 12-18 July 2015 After months of preparation, the conference “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams” launched in the Miranda meeting room. Every faculty member contributed to displays that lined the walls: everything from Rendezvous gear to posters showing the relationship between the Scouting programs and Priesthood quorums. […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Aug 18, 2015

Why I go to Roundtable

Roundtable –  Isn’t it just “one more meeting”?  I don’t have time to go to Roundtable.  I’ve been a Scout leader for SO long I just don’t get anything out of Roundtable anymore. I went to Roundtable once and it was… boring, silly, confusing—pick your adjective. I was told I don’t need to go to […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 17, 2015

Myths and Truths About Wood Badge

If you are not sure about whether to sign up for Wood Badge training or if you’ve resisted registering because of myths you’ve heard about Wood Badge, here are some myths and the truths clarified, (and please consider this your invitation to join us this fall): Myth: Wood Badge is for lifelong, elite Scouters who have been around […]

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By Community Submission
Aug 13, 2015

Get ready for Fall, Spring and Summer climbing trips!

Get ready for Fall, Spring and Summer  climbing trips! BSA Level 1 & 2 Climbing Instructor class Held at the Utah National Parks Council office: 748 N. 1340 W.     Orem, UT  84057 The workshop is to teach Level 1 & 2 climbing, This 6 day workshop runs from Thursday September 24, Friday 25th 6pm – 10 pm,  Saturday September 26th 9am […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 12, 2015

Reset Your Life with Wood Badge

Recently an employee at the Council’s Orem Service Center asked for some time for a reset; for her it just took a lunch. In June, it took me two weeks on a vacation to the UK. But this weekend at Wood Badge Staff Development, I thought back to my own Wood Badge Course and recalled […]

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By Russell Dailey
Jul 10, 2015

MyScouting FAQ

Are you one of those Scouters who take online training, but it never gets attached to your profile/account. With the renewed effort to record Youth Protection Training we have had a lot of calls. Here are a few of the MyScouting Frequently Asked Questions: How do I get my member ID? Your member ID is […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jun 25, 2015

A Varsity Coach Talks To Mom About Safety

When it comes to Scouting, parents are usually quite supportive of the activities, aims and methods that Scout leaders use to teach their son. But when they hear the words “high adventure” some parents may feel some anxiety about the safety of their youth on these more challenging—not to mention fun—activities. So, I’ve put together […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jun 17, 2015

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2015

When thunder roars, go indoors! That’s advice from the National Weather Service. Contrary to some textbooks, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity. What he did discover is that lightning contains static electricity. And he was very lucky that he wasn’t electrocuted during this discovery. For information on Franklin’s experiment, check out the story at www.codecheck.com . According to the National […]