Category Archives: Training

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

By Kent Hansen
Jan 27, 2017

Tired of Looking for Help?

If you are tired of trying to figure out Scout solutions on your own, the University of Scouting is the place to get help.This year’s event will take place on February 18th from 8 am to 4 pm with Hyrum Smith as the keynote speaker. The faculty, staff and administration have assembled an amazing program year with […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 22, 2017

Be Prepared to Be the Next Generation’s Impact Teachers

Young Men General President Brother Stephen W. Owen addressed leaders of teenage boys in a recent LDS news articled titled “Help Develop Next Generation of ‘Impact Teachers’”. Published January 19, 2017, it has important messages for LDS Scouts and Scout Leaders. He explains the vital role of  a leader in young men’s lives. Most Boy […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 19, 2017

Varsity Scout Leader’s Day Book–Day 14: Practice 2-Deep Leadership

The Task: Understand and use BSA’s 2- deep policy, making sure at least two adults supervise all Scouting activities.  The BSA’s top-notch Youth Protection training includes a number of Barriers to Abuse.These policies, which you can review here, provide additional safety for your child and all who are involved in Scouting. One of these policies is two-deep […]

By Clint Lawton
Jan 16, 2017

Team Building: Tying it Up

Left: James Farnsworth and Clint Lawton headed to Timberline We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into as we loaded up our 50-pound backpacks and headed off for a week of leadership training at Timberline (NYLT) in Southern Utah. We showed up to find what seemed to be hundreds of Scouts lined up […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 07, 2017

University of Scouting Welcomes You and Fellow Scouters!

On behalf of the Utah National Parks Council, we would like to invite you to this year’s EPIC University of Scouting event! This year’s event will take place on February 18th from 8 am to 4 pm with Hyrum Smith as the keynote speaker. Our faculty, staff and administration have put together an amazing program this […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 03, 2017

Venturing Crew Leaders Get Help Here

We all know we can serve better when trained. Sometimes, training can be difficult  to find for Venturing leaders. Look no further! On February 18th at UVU,  engage in an entire Venturing section at the University of Scouting. Participants can choose to take all six courses designed for Venturing to help crew leaders improve unit operations and programs. These […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

2020 Strategic Issues (updated for 2017)

Top Ten Concerns for 2020 Vision Better service to our key sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their leadership expects trained leaders, understanding of Scouting’s value proposition, and better communication  Adapt Scouting for LDS purposes, including: Church leaders will, as always, select their own Scout leaders based on church standards. BSA employees and volunteers are […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

2017 Internal/External Analysis

Utah National Parks SWOT Analysis STRENGTHS Scouting programs helps leaders “Be With Them“—our outdoor programs concentrate the quality of that time. A Scout’s duty to God “Connects Them With Heaven.” We help youth become spiritually prepared by developing testimonies of Christ and the gospel by their duty to God. Scouting prepares boys to lead; the patrol method “Lets Them Lead” […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Council Committees Roles

Unit Service:  Provide the level of coaching and mentoring required to integrate Journey to Excellence throughout the council. Be prepared to assist with bringing about a robust, activity-based Roundtable experience in all districts. Finance:  Build a proven financial process that results in the needed operating and capital funds. Membership:  Teach district volunteers to present Scouting’s […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 01, 2017

Core Values of Council Committees

The promise of Scouting is to instill in all youth the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, to prepare them for life’s challenges, and to develop the leadership potential each one possesses. To this end, our vision is one of delivering the program of Scouting through our districts to units, meeting the […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 01, 2017

2017 Journey to Excellence Goals

Each year of the five year plan, officers of the Council determine five new areas of focus annually for the Journey to Excellence.  For 2017 these include: Fundraising (JTE 2): Increase council-generated net contributions in the Operating Fund over prior years. Going for Gold with 10% growth over prior three year average. Membership/youth growth (JTE 5): […]

By David Wilson
Dec 16, 2016

LDS Venturers Need ALPS

Photograph of the Matterhorn in the Alps by Sven Scharr No it’s not those Alps! Today David Wilson posted a good explanation of how ALPS, the acronym, helps LDS crews and leaders. In his post, he explained: ALPS is an open, free-flowing type of structure, that when used by your crew allows for positive experiences in […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 08, 2016

How to Help Your Laurel and Priests Work Together

In the 1980’s, as the Church implemented a new Young Women’s program, I had the pleasure to be the High Council Advisor to our LDS Stake’s program. Immediately, we needed to train class presidents, so I turned to Scout training. We had used it for Priest aged youth and had great results. Later, serving in two […]

By David Wilson
Nov 18, 2016

More Venturing Resources

If you are looking for more help with LDS Venturing for your priest quorum, the LDS BSA Relationships blog posted this today, from our long time friend, David Wilson: I don’t think we really need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to Venturing. There are some great things floating out there on the Internet that […]

By Darryl Alder
Nov 17, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book–Day 12: Team Leadership Meeting

The Task: Understand the purpose for and importance of the team leadership meeting. Team Leadership Meeting is usually held monthly. In LDS units it is part of the Teacher’s Quorum Presidency Meeting. Since, “Aaronic Priesthood quorum presidents hold the priesthood keys to direct the work of the quorums over which they preside(see Handbook 2 – […]