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72 hour kit feature
By Melany Gardner
Oct 02, 2013

Be Prepared: How to Make a 72 Hour Kit

Early this September, the rain began to fall hard in Colorado. In a few days it was evident that this storm would cause unprecedented flooding. The flood waters took at least eight lives, damaged or destroyed 2,000 homes and washed out hundreds of miles of roads, leaving many communities stranded. Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime, [...]

Leadershiphiking
By Mat Greenfield
Sep 13, 2013

It’s Not Scouting Without the ‘Outing’!

It’s been said that Scouting is 90% ‘outing’. There’s a reason why that is especially true for LDS Scout units. There’s something magical about the outdoors. There’s something inherently spiritual about being in nature. It has a special effect on young men. David Pack, current Utah National Parks Council Scout Executive and former head of [...]

Life Scout Cody Towse
By Ben Summerhalder
May 24, 2013

Pfc. Cody Towse, a Life Scout, returns home

Pfc. Cody Towse was a Life Scout. After graduating from Salem High School in 2011, Cody decided to enlist in the U.S. Army instead of serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of his training. Cody wanted to serve in the military in wartime because he believed he could use [...]

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By Utah National Parks Council
May 23, 2013

Boy Scouts of America statement

The Boy Scouts of America Statement: “For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, with a focus on working together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. “Based on growing input from within the Scouting family, the BSA [...]

Cheryl Asay Esplin was the Guest Speaker at the Influential Women in Scouting for 2013 of the Utah National Parks Council
By Utah National Parks Council
May 23, 2013

Cheryl Asay Esplin, Influential Women in Scouting

Cheryl Asay Esplin, Second Counselor, General Primary Presidency The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the guest speaker at the 2013 Influential Women in Scouting banquet. Cheryl Asay Esplin is currently the Second Counselor in the Primary General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been an Instructor [...]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
May 21, 2013

Century of Honor

On May 21, 1913, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.  Since the beginnings of that dynamic partnership, millions of youth and adults have registered in LDS Church-sponsored Scouting units, and leaders of the two organizations have worked together to instill character, citizenship and fitness in [...]

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By James Wright
May 17, 2013

Roman Statesman and Scout Honor

Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman statesman and general.  He was defeated and captured at Tunis in 255 BC.  His captors sent him back to Rome to negotiate a peace on terms dictated by the Carthaginians. Regulus delivered the terms to the Roman Senate; then urged them to refuse the proposals.  Finally, over the protests [...]

IWS
By Community Submission
May 14, 2013

My Tomorrow

I am a leader of tomorrow Help me to prepare for that day. Train, teach and guide in purpose, Then by example show me the way.   Help me to catch the great vision Of what the Lord wants Scouting to be. Give me a laboratory to practice values That they might become a part [...]