Category Archives: Varsity Scouting

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VS OUTDOOR2
By Andy Gibbons
Aug 27, 2015

A Report on: “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams”

This course was held at Philmont Training Center (PTC) 12-18 July 2015 After months of preparation, the conference “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams” launched in the Miranda meeting room. Every faculty member contributed to displays that lined the walls: everything from Rendezvous gear to posters showing the relationship between the Scouting programs and Priesthood quorums. […]

Cub Scout Roundtable
By Annaleis Smith
Aug 18, 2015

Why I go to Roundtable

Roundtable –  Isn’t it just “one more meeting”?  I don’t have time to go to Roundtable.  I’ve been a Scout leader for SO long I just don’t get anything out of Roundtable anymore. I went to Roundtable once and it was… boring, silly, confusing—pick your adjective. I was told I don’t need to go to […]

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By Ryan Bertram
Aug 14, 2015

2015 Council Contingent 611-V Conquers Baldy Mountain

(Pictured left: youth Crew Leader Kobe Black contemplating the route to Baldy Mountain in the distance) Ryan Bertram, Contingent Advisor, wrote this introduction to their adventure this summer: From June 10-24, 2015, eight youth and four adults from the Utah National Parks Council completed an 11-day, 84-mile backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. This […]

Elder Russell M Ballard
By Stewart Schow
Aug 13, 2015

Expanding Our Vision Of Varsity Scouting

While preparing my previous article about how Varsity Scouting teaches the Council form of governing, I came across this quote from M Russell Ballard’s book, Counseling with our Councils. “Wise presidents and bishops will recognize and appreciate such diversities of gifts. They will seek to enlarge the capacity of their presidencies, bishoprics, and other councils by […]

timp feature
By Brad Harris
Aug 09, 2015

A Boy and a Mountain

Twenty years ago I climbed Mt. Timpanogos for the first and only time in my life. I was forty-five and in the best shape of my life. The climb was more grueling than any marathon I had run, but an adventure I’ll never forget. That is why I had to share this post from Brad’s […]

Elder Russell M Ballard
By Stewart Schow
Aug 06, 2015

Varsity Scouting, A Way to Teach the Lord’s System of Councils

While meeting in a resent Varsity committee meeting I explained my vision of how the Varsity Scout program is an example of what we call the Council form of governing. How the responsibility for activities are spread over the seven or eight  members of the Varsity team working on the five fields of emphasis. What other organizations […]

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By Ali Mohammad
Aug 05, 2015

Catch a Great Deal at the Orem Scout Shop!

Catch a great deal at the Orem Scout Shop Aug 10 – Oct 25. Save 10% off your purchase when you buy a complete uniform.   Author:  Ali Mohammad | Senior Store Manager Supply Group l Orem Scout Shop 748 North 1340 West | Orem, UT 84057 P 801.221.1008 | F 801.850.5332

I love solar
By Darryl Alder
Jul 31, 2015

I Love Solar

Last summer our AC went out. Being the enterprising person she is, my wife grabbed a tin can, a styrofoam cooler, my GoalZero Whisper Fan and a bag of ice. Fifteen minutes later she marches into the room with a portable, homemade air conditioner—don’t knock it, it worked for a few hours. As soon as the house AC was […]

swim feature
By Ken Cluff
Jul 29, 2015

Learning to Swim

I learned to swim in an irrigation canal running through my Dad’s farm when I was a kid. I swam great doing the doggy-paddle but that was it. When I got a little older my brothers and I would go to a swimming hole in the Provo River bottoms. We had a rope hanging from […]

BiscuitEggs
By Community Submission
Jul 18, 2015

“What’s for Breakfast?”

(This is part three in a six part series) Just in time for your Troop’s Pioneer Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A long day of hiking or camp activities must be started with a meal that “sticks to your ribs.” Here are a few ideas for using […]

Frandsen Feature
By Scott Major
Jul 15, 2015

Scofield Scout Camp, an Adventure Just Waiting for You!

When you hear the name Scofield Scout Camp what do you think of? Brotherhood? Adventure? Fun? Scofield is a place of opportunity for Scouts to be themselves, to make memories, and to have fun. Justin, one of our staff members this summer has this to say: Scofield isn’t about merit badges, it’s about the memories […]

Lodge BSA Dutch Oven 01
By Community Submission
Jul 11, 2015

Cleaning a Dutch Oven

(This is part two in a six part series) Scouts Guide to Beginnng  Dutch Oven Cooking Cleaning a Dutch Oven What’s for Breakfast What’s for Lunch What’s for Dinner What’s for Desert The easiest way to clean a Dutch Oven is to not get it dirty to begin with. If possible, even when food is cooked […]

On Target Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jul 09, 2015

2015 Operation on Target—Just One Week Away

For me and the teams I’ve coached, Operation “On Target!” was the Christmas of Varsity Scouting; we anticipated it for months. Getting ready was a great part of the fun but the peak experience was just like Christmas Day, each report(flash) from a distant peak was like another surprise package being opened. The fun was heightened […]

Entrada High Adventure
By Darryl Alder
Jul 02, 2015

High Adventure—the Soul of Varsity Scouting

  Varsity Scout programs are built around five fields of emphasis, but none is more important than the high-adventure/sports field. High Adventure activities spark interest in Varsity Scouts and challenges boys physically. These are activities that hook your youth and keep them active in your team. Through the efforts of the program manager and adult advisers, […]

The Influential Women in Scouting Award
By Melany Gardner
Jul 01, 2015

Nominate an Influential Woman in Scouting by July 17

She’s the dedicated Den Leader, the experienced Primary President, or the Eagle Scout-Mom. She’s an influential Woman in Scouting. These are women who have exceptional character and who promote the values of Scouting. Women who have given noteworthy service in Scouting including effective involvement at the unit level and have given significant years of accumulative service to […]

Brought to you by FOS
By Elder Dane Leavitt
Jun 29, 2015

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting, and the young men it serves.  Over 65,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2014 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the UNPC. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive (Handbook 2, §13.6.8).  As […]