Category Archives: Training

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

North Field Stake Presidency Feature
By Community Submission
May 15, 2016

Presidents, help your stake—host Wood Badge

The following are excerpts from an interview with the Pleasant Grove North Field Stake Presidency, President McFarland, President Thayer, and President Doman, about the stake-sponsored Wood Badge course they, and other stake members, staffed and hosted. This is part one of a series of articles about this stake presidency’s experience planning and hosting a Wood […]

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By Darryl Alder
May 13, 2016

Venturing Leadership Modules

As the new Venturing program rolled out last year, Venturers asked for leadership course. Three were developed including: Goal Setting and Time Management Mentoring Project Management This series will introduce you to each, beginning with Goal_Setting_and Time_Management. Finding a successful time management strategy depends on each individual’s personality, ability to self-motivate, and level of self discipline. This course introduces established methods […]

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By Andy Gibbons
May 12, 2016

Practice Servant Leadership

Mentoring Blog Series Principle #10: This is part nine of a 12-part blog series that explores Mentoring Skills and Principles for Adults: Principle #1: Know the youth and care about them Principle #2: Check your Ethics Principle #3: Prepare To Be A Mentor Principle #4: Provide a Model of Leadership Principle #5: Form A Relationship of Trust Principle #6: […]

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By John Gailey
May 11, 2016

New Merit Badge Adventure Tracks and High Adventure in 2016

Last year we introduced our camp Adventure Tracks—an exciting program for teaching skills, working on merit badges and experiencing challenges in a fun, experiential learning environment instead of in a traditional classroom setting—at Tifie Scout Camp, Scofield Scout Camp and Thunder Ridge Scout Camp and saw exciting results. Experiential learning allows participants to gain firsthand experience with the […]

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By Steven Sutherland
May 06, 2016

Canyoneering—Entrada’s Newest Adventure

Entrada High Adventure Base is a popular choice for individuals who enjoy river trips, shooting sports, mountain biking and climbing/rappelling. Beginning this summer, Entrada is pleased to announce the addition of Canyoneering to their exciting lineup of high adventure opportunities. Situated in a picturesque high desert valley surrounded by red rock buttes, plateaus and alcoves, Entrada’s […]

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By Andy Gibbons
May 05, 2016

Practice Good Mentoring Methods

This is part nine of a 12-part blog series that explores Mentoring Skills and Principles for Adults: Principle #1: Know the youth and care about them Principle #2: Check your Ethics Principle #3: Prepare To Be A Mentor Principle #4: Provide a Model of Leadership Principle #5: Form A Relationship of Trust Principle #6: Learn To Assess […]

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By Community Submission
May 01, 2016

Why No Campfire Program Should be Without a Testimony

Have you noticed that when you gather united in a purpose, you bring the spirit with you? Are we giving youth enough opportunities to gather together, teach, and invite the spirit into our activities, lessons, service projects, and campfires? Yesterday at the Northfield Pleasant Grove Stake Wood Badge Course, President Krist McFarland spoke on gathering […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Apr 28, 2016

Set Up a Regular Cycle of Mentoring Activities

This is part 8 of a 12-part blog series that explores mentoring skills and principles for adults serving teacher and priest-age boys (14-18): Principle #1: Know the youth and care about them Principle #2: Check your Ethics Principle #3: Prepare To Be A Mentor Principle #4: Provide a Model of Leadership Principle #5: Form A […]

bishop feature
By Melany Gardner
Apr 23, 2016

Stake and Ward Leaders Speak, We are Listening

Two years ago, the Utah National Parks Council and RED Research: Emotion: Design, embarked on a journey of self-discovery by surveying our most influential customers—stake presidents and bishops. The result was a powerful message on why Scouting matters, a.k.a. the Six Pillars of Being Prepared. Since then, the truths in this document have influenced a positive change […]

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By Stan Lockhart
Apr 18, 2016

We’re Lacking Trained Leaders

After the latest round of rechartering, our Council has about 15% of our volunteer leaders who have been trained and have recorded that training. What about the other 85%? Sometimes our leaders think they are trained by virtue of having been a Scout. Maybe they became Eagle Scouts. Maybe not. They participated in Scouting as […]

earthquake feature
By Darryl Alder
Apr 18, 2016

Are You Ready—Earthquake Safety

When it comes to an earthquake disaster, emergency preparedness counts and there are simple things you can do to make yourself safer. This information works as a step-by-step guide to give you details on what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. Start with the simple tips within each step so that you can build […]

Emergency Preparedness Feature
By Darryl Alder
Apr 15, 2016

Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

In Utah, earthquakes are an inevitable part of our future. But if we follow the Scout motto to “Be Prepared,” making plans and taking action now, it will help any incident like this to not become a catastrophe. In fact, what we do now can determine what our lives will be like afterward. Scouting and other nonprofits will join together April 21st, […]

safety COPE feature
By Darryl Alder
Apr 11, 2016

What spring training do you need for a safer summer?

Every year in April and May, there is a flurry of questions at the Council Service Center regarding training and certifications needed for summer camp plans. So as an editorial team, we thought we would give readers a quick overview of the possibilities: April is Youth Protection Month: Whether your Youth Protection Training (YPT) is […]