Category Archives: Training

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

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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 Andy Gibbons
Apr 21, 2016

Principle #7: Assess Your Own Progress As A Mentor.

This is part six 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 […]

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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, […]

Self-Assessment Feature
By Andy Gibbons
Apr 14, 2016

Do You Need to Learn to Assess Progress?

This is part six 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 The remaining posts will […]

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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 […]

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By Community Submission
Apr 10, 2016

What is the LDS Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting?

Surfing Facebook, I came across these comments by Clint Harris. He was serving as first counselor in a stake presidency when he attended Philmont several years ago. He wrote:   I went down to the LDS week training for stake presidency members and loved it. I was at the time working to implement into my stake […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 08, 2016

Selecting and Retaining Crew Leaders

Crew Committee Challenge Part 5 The Crew Committee Challenge offers bishops and crew committee members a course that moves from one subject to another as listed here. Aims and Methods of Scouting and Venturing The Chartered Organization Crew Leadership Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities Selecting and Retaining Adult Leaders In our last post we covered the duties of […]

Relationship Feature
By Andy Gibbons
Apr 07, 2016

Why Form Relationships of Trust?

This 12-part blog series 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 The remaining posts will appear weekly. Principle #5: Form A Relationship of Trust. A young man of […]

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By Steven Baugh
Apr 07, 2016

Varsity Week at Philmont

This is an open call to Bishops and other leaders of young men. When President Monson announced that 18 year-old young men could serve missions, did this raise your anxiety about how to best help these young men prepare? Having served as a Bishop, I suspect that it did. For many of you, I’m fairly sure, […]

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By Community Submission
Apr 02, 2016

Bi-Lingual Wood Badge Courses for Spanish and ASL

The Utah National Parks Council and the Great Salt Lake Council are offering bi-lingual Wood Badge courses in Spanish/English (July 18-23, 2016 at Tifie Scout Camp or September 8-10 & 15-17 at Bear Lake Aquatics Base) and ASL/English (May 12-14 and May 19-21 at Tifie Ranch). Spanish/English Are you a Spanish-speaking Scouter? Do you want a more immersive […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 01, 2016

Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities

Crew Committee Challenge Part 4 The Crew Committee Challenge offers bishops and committee members a course that moves from one subject to another as listed below. Aims and Methods of Scouting and Venturing The Chartered Organization Crew Leadership Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities Selecting and Retaining Adult Leaders In our last part of the Crew Committee Challenge we […]

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By Kevin Hunt
Mar 28, 2016

Blogging Keys to Success, Scouting Romance and More

It may be more than you think!  Check out these blogging articles with Blogging Keys to Success, Scouting Romance and more.  In the blogs, you will find Keys to Success, Scouting Romance, and more!  THE ROMANCE OF SCOUTING:  Sounds  intriguing, huh?  Well, maybe now I’ve got your attention.  Really I should say, “Scouting Blogs … […]

Rappell Feature
By Debbie Spoons
Mar 28, 2016

Get ready for Spring and Summer Climbing/Rappelling Trips!

If you are a Scout leader and you are going to take youth climbing, rappelling, or canyoneering, BSA requires that you take this BSA Level 1 & 2 Climbing Instructor class before you leave on your trip. Offered by: Utah National Parks Council Class location: 235 E. 550 N. Springville, Utah Dates: April14th–April 23rd But before we give you details […]

EDGE-Method
By Darryl Alder
Mar 26, 2016

Do You Have the Trainer’s EDGE?

Giving a trainer an edge is an integral part of EDGE Training. Allow me to explain a bit more. Just like the Church, BSA sees the need for any good leader to also be a good teacher, so they came up with this acronym: Two weekends ago I was with some of the the staff of […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 25, 2016

Leadership in the LDS Crew

Crew Committee Challenge Part 3 The Crew Committee Challenge offers bishops and committee members a course that moves from one subject to another as listed below; this section is about the ward’s partnership with BSA and Venturing. Aims and Methods of Scouting and Venturing The Chartered Organization Crew Leadership Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities Selecting and […]

Coach Feature
By Andy Gibbons
Mar 24, 2016

Prepare to be a Varsity Scout Mentor

This 12-part blog series explores Mentoring Skills and Principles for Adults: Principle #1: Know the youth and care about them Principle #2: Check your Ethics The remaining posts will appear weekly. Principle #3: Prepare To Be a Mentor The purpose of this post is to identify some tasks you can perform to get yourself ready for […]