Category Archives: Varsity Scouting

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By Annaleis Smith
Feb 21, 2017

When Parents Sign the Boy Scout Youth Application

When a parent signs the BSA Youth application what does it mean?  They sign their name inside a box below the words that say: “I have read the attached information for parents and approve the application.  I affirm that I have or will review “How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parents Guide.” […]

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By Dae Richey
Feb 18, 2017

Council Rentals Now Available!

Want decorations for your Scouting Ceremony? Need some equipment for weekend campouts? Well, look no further. Rentals are now available at the Utah National Parks Council. Visit the Outdoor Center to view numerous choices available to make a Court of Honor, pack meeting, Blue and Gold Banquet, or even an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony look […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 16, 2017

Council Outdoor Center Grand Opening March 17th, “We’ll Put the ‘Outing’ in Scouting”

In our ongoing attempt to better serve our Scouting partners, leaders and parents, the Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new Council Trading Post and Outdoor Center! All Scouting leaders and the general public are invited to attend our Grand Opening on March 17, 2017 or drop in any […]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 15, 2017

2017 Advancement Guide Coming Soon

“Guide to Advancement is always a work in progress, thanks to program changes that occur at all levels of Scouting.“–National Advancement Program Team That’s why I recommend you use the online version, and subscribe to Advancement News (to subscribe, send a message to advancement.team@scouting.org, with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Indicate your name, email address, and council in […]

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By Debbie Spoons
Feb 11, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

Scout leaders, get ready for Spring and 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. Two Courses Available in Springville and […]

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By Ali Mohammad
Feb 08, 2017

New Council Uniform Exchange Provides Cheaper Alternatives

Being the oldest of three boys, I was always the first to get a new Scout shirt. But, my brothers got my hand-me-downs since we couldn’t always afford a new uniform. My shirts were always one size too big, and I wore them till they were two sizes too small. It was always like the Goldilocks story with my […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Feb 06, 2017

Upcoming Commissioner Training

Even Commissioners need training. Whether you are a District Commissioner, ADC, Unit Commissioner or Roundtable Commissioner, training exists for you.   This training is for stake leaders asked to help in the Scouting program–High Council members over YM and Primary, Stake YM Presidencies, Stake Primary Presidencies and others. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new […]

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By Jon Spencer
Feb 04, 2017

Youth Leadership College Coming to University of Scouting

Calling all youth! If you’re looking to become a better leader in your school, family, sports or church, come to the University of Scouting’s new Youth Leadership College February 18th, 7:30 am – 4 pm at the Orem LDS Institute on UVU campus. Register today at utahscouts.org/uos Whether you are the class president or the […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 31, 2017

LDS Church Responds to New Scout Policy on Transgender Youth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded today to BSA’s new policy allowing transgender boys to participate in the program. The church said the following regarding the policy change: “The Church is studying the announcement made yesterday by Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts has assured its religious chartering organizations that, as in […]

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By Kent Hansen
Jan 30, 2017

Looking for Help with Varsity Scouts?

Coaches Attention: Every boy deserves a trained leader and you can get yours and other updates at the University of Scouting this February 18th at UVU. Participants can choose all seven courses designed for Varsity Scouting to help team leaders improve unit operations and programs. These sessions can apply to earning Scouting degrees. Each session is led by experienced Scouters […]

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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 […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 25, 2017

16 Cold Weather Camping Tips

Snowdrifts have a habit of swallowing up unattended camping gear. Melted snow can soak  unprotected clothing, equipment and food.  But, with each winter camping trip,  you will figure out a few more ways to make your cold weather adventures more rewarding. Here are a few winter camping tips from the Fieldbook: Organize provisions and extra clothing […]

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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 […]

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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 […]