Category Archives: Varsity Scouting

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BYU-Helmet Feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 26, 2016

BYU Football Scout Day – BYU vs. Southern Utah Nov. 12

Get discounted tickets for the Cougars’ home game November 12, 2016. Anyone who loves Scouting can get BYU Football vs. Southern Utah tickets for $13.00 (regularly @ $20) and help support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. This is a great activity for Scouts, youth groups, families or otherwise. Tickets sell fast, so get yours today! Follow the […]

UNPC CCPatch
By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2016

Earning a degree in Commissioner Science

When you attend a Commissioner College you will find that it is set up like a traditional college, with requirements that can lead you to bachelors, masters, and doctorate “degrees” in commissioner science. I am going to share a little insight into the process and an overview of the requirements to earn a degree in […]

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By Melany Gardner
Aug 21, 2016

How does Scouting help young men prepare to be missionaries?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man to prepare to be a missionary? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how Scouting prepares successful missionaries. Cindy Gagon, a Scouting volunteer and mother […]

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By Maloree Anderson
Aug 20, 2016

Great Weekend Camping Spots for Scouts in Utah

Earlier this year, I attended the “Great Camping Spots” class during the 2016 University of Scouting. The instructor started the session by giving a few things to consider before you plan your Scout camping trip: Are you camping at an actual site or backpacking to a spot? Think about the time of year and the location. What […]

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By Philmont PhilNews
Aug 14, 2016

Chaplain’s Corner: A Philmont Crew

In 1979, I led a crew of disparate Varsity Scouts and Explorers cobbled from all four corners of the Utah National Parks Council. They arrived as individuals but came together through peak climbing and downpours to be a tight-knit group of friends. In the beginning of this season, Elder Paul Anderson, LDS Chaplain at Philmont, […]

Cub Scout Online Training Cover
By Susan Cheever
Jul 28, 2016

Coming Soon! — Online Scouting Registration

There is nothing so validating as being listened to, and for Scout leaders, parents, and employees in the Utah National Parks Council, validation is on its way. Starting August 1, 2016, online registration will become an option for seven of the LDS stakes in the Utah National Parks Council. Soon it will become available for […]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 24, 2016

How does Scouting help young men serve others?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man learn to serve others? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how the principle of service is taught through Scouting experiences. Quoting the Scout slogan […]

Signal Mirror Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jul 08, 2016

Operation on Target 2016—Just a Week Away

I’ve coached teams that thought of Operation “On Target!” as the Christmas of Varsity Scouting; we anticipated it for months. Sure getting ready was a great part of the adventure—the peak experience had a kind of Christmas-like expectation—but the reward was in each distant flash. Each report (flash) from a distant peak was an exciting surprise, like a package […]

Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
By Darryl Alder
Jul 07, 2016

Varsity Vision Part 6—The Team Meeting

This is part six of the online Varsity Vision—Team Coach Position-Specific Training. Other sessions include: Varsity Scouting, a Tool for the Quorum Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program The Captain and the Five Fields of Emphasis Making an Annual Plan Executing the Annual Plan THE TEAM MEETING The purpose of this session is to Demonstrate […]

Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
By Darryl Alder
Jun 30, 2016

Varsity Vision Part 5—Executing the Annual Plan

This is part five of the online Varsity Vision—Team Coach Position-Specific Training. Other sessions include: Varsity Scouting, a Tool for the Quorum Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program The Captain and the Five Fields of Emphasis Making an Annual Plan EXECUTING THE ANNUAL PLAN The purpose of this session is to: Learn how each program manager takes […]

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By Community Submission
Jun 25, 2016

Follow the Biggest Flag in Utah

There are many Freedom Festival Events your family and Scouts might attend, but Troop, Team and Crew 1166, chartered by the Northfield Sixth Ward, of the Northfield Pleasant Grove Utah Stake, will unfurl the largest flag in the state at their ceremony. This Eagle Project, is a fairly new community tradition, beginning with a 9/11 tribute […]

Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training
By Darryl Alder
Jun 23, 2016

Varsity Vision Part 4—Making an Annual Plan

This is part four of the on-line Varsity Vision—Team Coach Position-Specific Training. Other sessions include:  Varsity Scouting, a Tool for the Quorum   Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program The Captain and the Five Fields of Emphasis MAKING AN ANNUAL PLAN The purpose of this session is to: Demonstrate putting together a Varsity Scout team yearly […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 22, 2016

Scoutbook: Managing Advancement—And Soon, So Much More!

When BSA announced its acquisition of Scoutbook in April 2015, it stated “Scoutbook expands Scouting’s presence in the digital space and helps the organization connect with its leaders and members when, where, and how they prefer.” In its Bryan on Scouting “Blog for BSA’s Adult Leaders,” Scouting magazine has called Scoutbook a “revolutionary web app […]

Thunder Storm Feature
By Tony Woodard
Jun 19, 2016

Out in God’s Country, Tonight

Living in Utah, many of us experience the outdoors on a regular basis.  We may enjoy camping at our favorite lakeside retreat, hiking to your favorite lookout, fishing at that secret spot, or perhaps, just taking a leisurely drive through the canyons. Scouting gives us the opportunity to share this with our youth.  As Scout […]

Presidency Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jun 16, 2016

The Captain and the Five Fields of Emphasis

This is part three of the on-line Varsity Vision—Team Coach Position Specific Training. If you missed parts one and two click below: Varsity Scouting, a Tool for the Quorum  Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program THE CAPTAIN AND THE FIVE FIELDS OF EMPHASIS The purpose of this post is to: Recognize Varsity Scouting’s five fields […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 13, 2016

What are Districts?

Have you ever asked that question? Recently, I had to answer it for a new Scoutmaster. This is what I told him: A district is an area designated by the council executive board to offer service to units. In our case, nearly every district in the council is a geographic mirror of the LDS coordinating council it is […]

Coach Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jun 09, 2016

Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program

The aims of Scouting are found in the mission of the BSA: It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law; the vision is to prepare every eligible youth in […]