Category Archives: Training

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

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 28, 2018

Making Leadership Positions More Meaningful in LDS Scouting

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re feeling refreshed after a wonderful Sacrament meeting. One of the brothers in the ward just gave a powerful talk about the importance of helping the young men in the ward be successful. This causes you to ponder on your role as the Scoutmaster. You begin thinking about all of the […]

outdoor ethics
By Community Submission
Mar 24, 2018

How to Practice Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics When Camping

As Scouters, it is our duty to understand the current BSA Outdoor Ethics guidelines. It is important to not only know but take to heart these principles. Mike Hall, for the Orem District Newsletter, has outlined The BSA Outdoor Ethics guidelines here, which include three key outdoor doctrines: 1) The Outdoor Code 2) Tread Lightly […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 22, 2018

Program Feature Series: Wilderness Survival

In this article we are featuring the program module for wilderness survival from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) What Will You Do Now? “Scouting teaches you to be prepared. When you go on outings, you take along […]

Boy Scouts fishing
By Madison Austin
Mar 20, 2018

Hooked on fishing – How to give Scouts the best fishing experience

In Utah, there are so many beautiful places, near and far, to take Scouts fishing. Whether you want to try a simple pond or explore a wild river, the options are almost endless. In this article, I explore what I learned at the University of Scouting this year about the many ways to get Scouts actively involved […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 15, 2018

Program Feature Series: Skateboarding

In this article we are featuring the program module for skateboarding from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Ready to Ride “Chances are you see somebody on a skateboard nearly every day. From its humble beginnings more than half […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Mar 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Pioneering

In this article we are featuring the program module for pioneering from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Outdoor Fun that is Timeless! “Like always, the majority of today’s Scouts love the kind of woodsy activities that provide outdoor […]

By Julia Thompson
Feb 16, 2018

Single Mom, Allison Jackson, Found Purpose Through Scouting

Single Mom to Scouter Allison Jackson, a single mom from a small Pennsylvania town, used Scouting to light her way home after years lost at sea. She was inactive in the Church and frustrated with people. She felt like an outsider looking in, wanting badly to belong. Out of the blue, a sister called Allison […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Feb 15, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Music

Pitch, Tempo, and Rhythm Music is essentially thoughts and feelings expressed through sound and rhythm. Joy, celebration, happiness, anger, sorrow, fear, love—the list of emotions that can be expressed by music could go on and on. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 2. (You can also read this article for more […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 08, 2018

Program Feature Series: Safety

In this article we are featuring the program module for safety from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Be Prepared for Safety “Somebody once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, what exactly Scouts should “be prepared” for. […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Feb 01, 2018

Program Feature Series: Financial Management

In this article we are featuring the program module for financial management from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 3. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Earning, Saving, Spending “In 2012, an NFL player named Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy even though he had earned […]

By Community Submission
Jan 26, 2018

Attend Commissioner College Online

*  Update – Online College postponed 1 week. You can still register for the next online bachelor track of UNPC Commissioner College.  This next set of classes will start Feb 4, 2018 Questions for Commissioners Too busy or to attend the upcoming commissioner colleges? Want more training and information than you  already have? Are the […]

Program Feature : Spectator Sports
By Makenzie Wistisen
Jan 25, 2018

Program Feature Series: Spectator Sports

In this article we are featuring the program module for spectator sports from the Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this article for more information on how to plan using the program resources.) Go Team! “At some time in our lives, we all get a chance to participate in sports. Through hard […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 18, 2018

Commissioner College – Now or later?

UNPC College of Commissioner Science – When will you attend?  Now or later?  Maybe both? There is still time to register (Walk in registrations welcome) American Fork Commissioner College Saturday January 20, 2018. If you can’t make this one there are additional options: Online Bachelor College – Starts January 28th (More information can be found […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 14, 2018

Mini Philmont Scout Training for Stake & Ward Aaronic Priesthood Leaders

We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting 2018 – The Leadership Summit.   What is it? This one-day Mini Philmont event is for older boy Stake and Ward Aaronic Priesthood leaders. Another track will be available to Stake and Ward Primary Presidencies as well. (All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters and […]

By Annaleis Smith
Jan 12, 2018

Men and Women – Different not Better.

Men and Women – Different not Better.  That is the actual name of the Commissioner College course CED 724. I attended this class at the college in St. George in Sept of 2017.  It’s being offered again in American Fork at the Commissioner College on Jan 20, 2018.  It’s just one of the many classes […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 09, 2018

Leadership Training for Stake & Ward Primary Presidencies at University of Scouting

Are you member of the stake or ward primary presidency? Do you have any idea what to do with Scouting as a part of your calling? This year at the University of Scouting Feb 24, 2018 at UVU is the place for answers. We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 28, 2017

2017 Commissioner College Degrees Awarded

As 2017 comes to a close let’s take a quick look back at the Commissioner Colleges held in 2017 in the Utah National Parks Council. In 2017 we held 4 Commissioner Colleges – one each in American Fork, Provo, Spanish Fork and St. George.  We also had 4 online courses.  As a result of these […]