Category Archives: Training

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

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 […]

By Annaleis Smith
Dec 07, 2017

Commissioner College in American Fork

Hey Commissioners! What are your new year’s resolutions going to be this year?  Loose weight?  Exercise more? Finally get around to doing that thing you have been putting off? What ever you are thinking about let me suggest one for you… Get more training!  We have all heard the saying that every boy deserves a […]

By Kent Hansen
Dec 06, 2017

LDS Area Seventy to speak at University of Scouting

The Utah National Parks Council is pleased to announce that Elder Dale H. Munk, LDS Church Seventy, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s University of Scouting event on February 24, 2018. Elder Munk previously served as a bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president. He graduated from the University […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Nov 30, 2017

Program Feature Series: Climbing and Rappelling

In this article we are featuring the program module for climbing and rappelling 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 Vertical! “Your heart fluttering madly, you step gingerly toward the edge of the cliff, sit down on […]

By Community Submission
Nov 12, 2017

How To Best Lead Our Youth (Even After Earning Their Eagle)

What interest would I, a 37 year-old female with no children, have in learning about the best practices regarding our 14-18 year-old young men?  As a female I have concern for the building of young men because one day a young man will be the spouse of my daughter, or the father of my grandchildren. […]

By Makenzie Wistisen
Nov 02, 2017

Program Feature: Backpacking

  In this article we are featuring the program module for backpacking 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.) The World at Your Feet “Many people today never stray far from a warm bed, a cozy bathroom, and […]

By Kelly Frey
Oct 29, 2017

How We Serve Our Young Men Outside of Regular Activities is the Answer

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to write about my experiences at Little Philmont. This past weekend, I was excited to attend the last one of the year. In my last blog, I wrote about Brother Heyn, of the General Young Men Presidency Board, and his three key principles that leaders need to follow in order to “Be There” for […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 11, 2017

Local Scouting Partners Can Now Choose to Include Girls

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously decided to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. You can read more […]

By Annaleis Smith
Oct 03, 2017

LDS Den Leader Training Part 4 – BSA vs LDS What’s the difference?

Welcome to the LDS Den Leader Training Part 4 – This series of post is designed for Wolf, Bear and Webelos den leaders who have been called to serve in Cub Scout packs chartered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We hope to give den leaders the basic information they need to conduct a successful […]

By Kelly Frey
Sep 30, 2017

The 8:1 Rule: Give Your Youth More Positive Feedback More Often

Over the weekend I attended another Little Philmont event, this time in Vernal, UT. Again, it was amazing to meet together with fellow participants and receive instruction from such admirable speakers. One of the speakers, Elder Dale H. Munk of the Seventy, shared an inspiring story that he calls the “8:1 Rule.” Elder Munk’s told […]

By Madison Austin
Sep 28, 2017

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp Make Advancement a Breeze

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp have proved time and time again to be a great atmosphere for Scouts to have fun and pursue advancement. This past weekend, the Porter Rockwell District of the Utah National Parks Council put together and hosted the whole event. It was a great success and we are […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 26, 2017

LDS Den Leader Training: Part 3 – Why the Church uses Scouting.

Welcome to the LDS Den Leader Training Part 3 – This series of post is designed for Wolf, Bear and Webelos den leaders who have been called to serve in Cub Scout packs chartered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We hope to give den leaders the basic information they need to conduct a successful […]

By Julia Thompson
Sep 26, 2017

Nature and Scouts: Why I Leave No Trace

Nature and Scouts: Why I Leave No Trace, lessons from my Eagle Scout “What are you doing?” I asked my husband, then boyfriend, while we were on a family campout. He looked odd wandering around and suddenly disappearing into nature for minutes clutching a black trash bag. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. This statement, […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 19, 2017

LDS Den Leader Training: Part 2 – The Planning Process

Welcome to Part 2 of LDS Den Leader Training – This series of post is designed for Wolf, Bear and Webelos den leaders who have been called to serve in Cub Scout packs chartered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We hope to give den leaders the basic information they need to conduct a […]

By Darryl Alder
Sep 17, 2017

Let Them Lead: A Leadership Development Series for LDS Youth

This has been the greatest year adapting, developing and testing a Come, Follow Me style National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) syllabus. This series was adapted from NYLT to help leaders teach LDS youth leadership skills so that those leaders can confidently “Let Them Lead.” NYLT is filled with activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and camping in a team environment. […]