Category Archives: Training

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

By Tyler North
May 28, 2017

Dejarlos Dirigir: Reflecciones principales

Tomar tiempo para reflexionar sobre las actividades ayuda a los jóvenes a sentir el espíritu, expresar sus sentimientos y encontrar sentido en las cosas que están experimentando. Elder Neal A. Maxwell enseñó: “Podemos entonces hacerlo. . . Lo que hizo Nefi al estudiar las escrituras, a saber, ‘comparar todas las Escrituras” con nosotros mismos (1 […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 28, 2017

Let Them Lead: Leading Reflections

Taking time to reflect on activities helps youth feel the spirit, express their feelings, and find meaning in the things they are experiencing. Elder Neal A. Maxwell taught: “May we then do . . . what Nephi did when studying the scriptures, namely, to ‘liken all scriptures’ unto ourselves (1 Nephi 19:23). This is something […]

By Debbie Spoons
May 22, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

Scout leaders, get ready for Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready. To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure. Date: May 25 – 27th and June 1 […]

By Tyler North
May 21, 2017

Dejarlos Dirigir: Hallando su Visión

Con el fin de alcanzar su potencial eterno y hacer el trabajo que el Señor tiene para usted, necesita tener una visión de su destino eterno y como se ve el éxito a los ojos del Señor. Tener esta visión es el primer paso para alcanzar sus metas y heredar la vida eterna. El Presidente […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 21, 2017

Let Them Lead: Finding Your Vision

  In order to reach your eternal potential and do the work the Lord has for you, you need to have a vision of your eternal destiny and what success truly looks like in the eyes of the Lord. Having this vision is the first step to achieving your goals and inheriting eternal life. President […]

By Darryl Alder
May 17, 2017

Wilderness First Aid—What It Is and Why Should You Care?

Last spring Maria Milligan and I found ourselves together training in First Aid; Maria is a certified lifeguard with Red Cross. As a former Army Medic, I maintain my certification through our BSA partnership with ECSI. When Scoutmaster Austin Rose called to schedule a course for himself, I suggested we include the whole troop. Usually it’s no […]

By Boy Scouts of America
May 15, 2017

Using Safety Moments in Scouting Activities

What do nuclear power plants, construction sites, aircraft carriers, and many hospitals have in common with Scouting? All constantly look for ways to eliminate potentially life threatening or fatal hazards. One tool used by many safety-conscious groups is a safety moment at the beginning of a meeting or activity. You start with a pause to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 11, 2017

Utah National Parks Council Supports LDS Church Changes to Scouting in Young Men Programs

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, UT —  On May 11, 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced, “the Church will no longer charter Varsity or Venturing units with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada effective January 1, 2018. We express sincere appreciation and gratitude […]

By Stewart Schow
Apr 27, 2017

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 26—Set the Example

Task: Commit yourself to setting the example for your team. Set the Example. These are words we hear all the time. It’s in the Program Advisers instruction, the Coach’s and Assistant Coach’s instructions, the Captains instruction, as well as co-captain and program managers.   So, why is being an example so important to Scout Leadership […]

By Stewart Schow
Apr 20, 2017

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 25, Safety Certification

Task: Commit yourself to find out about certification training and other updated training for Scout leaders at the council. Safety of the youth of scouting is one of the main work of Adult Leaders.  In his statement “BSA’s Commitment to Safety” Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh said: “We want you to know that the safety […]

By Darryl Alder
Apr 12, 2017

Why Your Teen Should Go To NYLT/Timberline

As a leader and parent, I cannot recommend National Youth Leadership Training enough. As a Scout, I took the youth version of the training called Junior Leader Training (JLT). I later taught it. Then, I  went on to help districts in our Council run dozens of courses, including our first coed course five years ago.  NYLT, […]

By Stewart Schow
Apr 06, 2017

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 23: Resources what they are?

TASK: Learn what resources your team has and how to best use them. The Varsity Scout guidebook says this under Knowing and Using Resources. Knowing and using the resources of team members is closely related to understanding their characteristics and needs.  Instead of finding out how the team can help individual members, though, leaders can discover […]

By Jarom Shaver
Apr 05, 2017

Obstacles to Training

One of the longtime struggles the LDS church and the Boy Scouts of America have had is getting leaders trained. Getting Scouting leadership trained in wards has been difficult. By the time that some of them get trained, they often transition to a new calling. Sometimes leaders only find out about training after they are […]