Category Archives: Training

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By Andy Gibbons
Mar 26, 2015

Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams

From the the Course Director of the Varsity conference at Philmont this summer: The Conference and the Sponsor The title of our conference is “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams”. The conference is being held under the auspices of the Director of LDS-BSA Relations, Mark Francis. Last week Mark held a phone conference with nearly one hundred […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 20, 2015

Is Large Group Training Dead for Venturing?

For Venture Advisors and Committee Members the answer is probably yes! So what’s  a trainer to do? It time to train the trainer, and whole lot more of them with The Trainer’s EDGE. You will probably need one per LDS Stake, but even better would be the Commissioner service in a stake all becoming trainers. In this […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Mar 17, 2015

Program Updates gets an update!

Last week a number of documents were updated on the Program Updates page. .  All the Cub Scout information moved to the top of the page, instead of some being at the top and some being down the page aways.  This makes thing easier to find. Yea!  I’d like to give you a quick run down […]

By Dave Pack
Mar 13, 2015

What Does the Ideal LDS Wood Badge Course Look Like?

Dave Pack, Scout Executive for Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, was asked by an LDS stake president, “What does the ideal LDS Wood Badge course look like?” Following is the letter Dave wrote to the stake president: President, You asked me to describe to you what the ideal Wood Badge course would look […]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 27, 2015

New Social Media Certification for Scouts and Leaders

It’s an exciting time to be part of the BSA for many reasons, not least of which is social media. Every day current and past Scouts and Scouters connect to share their interests. At the same time those interested in participating in Scouting look in through the window of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube at what’s up: Packs show off […]

Matt Greenfield
By Mat Greenfield
Feb 22, 2015

The REAL Problem with Scouting in the LDS Church

I’ve been fairly heavily involved in LDS Scouting for about fifteen years now. I’ve served at the unit, district, council, and national level. I’ve worked alongside parents, merit badge counselors, BSA employees, camp staff, senior council and national volunteers, and of course, youth. At this point, I’m ready to make a full declaration of what […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 19, 2015

Use of Pre-2005 Vans Without Electronic Stability Control to be Discontinued

Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs and activities. Any 2005 or later 15-passenger vans may be used if equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers as well as the driver. This applies to all vehicles, […]

Youth Protection
By LDS-BSA Relationships
Feb 17, 2015

Why Should I Take Youth Protection Training?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints supports the Boy Scouts of America in their efforts to provide the safest possible environment for boys who participate in Scouting programs. Youth Protection training offers information on how to accomplish that. It is a simple 30-minute interactive presentation that explains the policies adopted by the BSA […]

By Lenard Brunsdale
Feb 13, 2015

Wilderness Adventure and Kodiak Experiences

Wilderness Adventure and Kodiak Experience (WAKE) is an information service made available at no cost by council volunteers  to help crews plan and conduct quality super-activities “after proper training for the ultimate outdoor experience and fun” while incorporating youth leadership opportunities and Kodiak leadership training in the process.  WAKE challenges youth to “do hard things […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 31, 2015

University of Scouting Welcomes You and Fellow Scouters!

On behalf of the Utah National Parks Council, we would like to welcome you to an EPIC year of the University of Scouting! Our faculty, staff and administration have put together an amazing program this year with over 100+ relevant and useful courses to choose from. We know you will find some great nuggets of knowledge and skill to […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jan 15, 2015

Los Scouts no solo construyen fogatas, sino algo más

Si tuviera la oportunidad de escoger algún programa extracurricular para mis hijos, que respetara sus creencias religiosas; que le permitieran desarrollara su carácter y su forma de ser; que les enseñaran a vivir y respetaran las leyes de nuestra sociedad; y que incluyera actividades físicas y mentalmente sanas, ¿cuál sería? “Sin duda pensaría en el […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 14, 2015

University of Scouting from an experienced Scoutmaster

If you haven’t registered yet for the University of Scouting leader training event on February 21st, register right now while it’s on your mind.  Don’t wait another minute! I’ve been a Scoutmaster for several years, and I look forward to University of Scouting every year as an opportunity to hear from others about their experiences, […]

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By Joanne Reinertson
Jan 12, 2015

2015 Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont

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 […]

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By Ken Cluff
Jan 08, 2015

Philmont Varsity Scout Training

Course: Delivering Varsity Scouting Philmont Training Center: JULY 12-18 I have seen Varsity Scouting work and know it can work wonderfully. I have been excited at the vibrancy and enthusiasm it created and what it did for both boys and adult leaders. The current program is struggling in some areas. I firmly believe that this inspirited program can keep older boys interested and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 06, 2015

Annual District Operations Conference

Would you like to learn from the experts? The Council Executive Vice Presidents are leading a District Operations Conference in Saint George, January 30-31, 2015. The purpose of this Conference is to provide information and training for 2015. This will be a wonderful way to enrich your minds with the knowledge needed to make a difference […]