Category Archives: Venturing

All about Venturing.

Entrada High Adventure
By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 20, 2015

Membership Policy Change: What it Means for Scouting in the UNPC

Thank you for you continued support of the Scouting program. It is only with your support that we are able to deliver the nation’s foremost youth development program to our community. At the 2015 BSA National Annual Meeting in May, our national president, Dr. Robert M. Gates, encouraged the Scouting family to reflect on the challenges […]

feature chruch building
By Darryl Alder
Jul 19, 2015

The Chartered Partner, an LDS Invention

The history and power of chartered organizations in shaping and developing the BSA offers a clear picture of our partnership with other institutions. While many world Scouting organizations do not charter their programs to partners, ever since May, 1913, this has been BSA’s business model; this after allowing the LDS Church’s M.I.A. Scouts to affiliate with the National Council […]

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 […]

Rockwell Tomorrows Leader feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 17, 2015

5 reasons why the BSA adult leadership standard resolution is right for Scouting

There is nothing I hate more than inconsistency. Like a toaster that never toasts my bread perfectly the first time, I hate when I can’t get what I expect. Especially when it comes to organizations. So, July 10 when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution amending the adult leadership […]

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 […]

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 […]

Venturer Planning Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jun 20, 2015

Getting to Our Aims with the Right Methods

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; will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout […]

DiscoveryAward
By Darryl Alder
Jun 19, 2015

ALPS: the Key to Venturing Program Planning

Many Crew Advisors don’t know where to start when it comes to planning activities, especially since advancement in Scouting is not interesting to most of their Ventures. During the last five years, groups of youth worked to revise the program to make it more exciting and relevant. The key is to plan using ALPS: Adventure […]

Lightning above hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
By Boy Scouts of America
Jun 17, 2015

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2015

When thunder roars, go indoors! That’s advice from the National Weather Service. Contrary to some textbooks, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity. What he did discover is that lightning contains static electricity. And he was very lucky that he wasn’t electrocuted during this discovery. For information on Franklin’s experiment, check out the story at www.codecheck.com . According to the National […]

liahona feature
By Bob Gowans
Jun 13, 2015

Introducing the Liahona Compass Award

Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Liahona Compass Award at summer Scout camp this year and in 2016. Recalling the “round ball of curious workmanship” given to Lehi and his family by God to direct them in the wilderness, the Liahona Compass Award directs Scouts to ponder on the decisions they make today that […]

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By Harold Jepsen
Jun 05, 2015

Gotta Go! An Infection of Friends 

Gotta Go! National Jamboree & Tour Experience Unit 26, Alpine District Beware of sending a Scout on the National Jamboree and Tour. Every time, a vicious disease spreads rampantly across the encampment of 30 to 40 thousand Scouts. Its proper medical name is: Patchous Tradeamongous. Once bitten, there is little relief but to get out […]

summer of service 2015
By Melany Gardner
Jun 03, 2015

U Serve Utah Summer of Service 2015

Is your pack, troop, team or crew looking for more opportunities for service this summer? Look no further than Utah’s Summer of Service happening all the month of June. Summer of Service is Utah’s statewide initiative to celebrate and mobilize youth ages 5-25 to make a meaningful difference in their local communities by volunteering June 1 […]

White Water Feature
By Boy Scouts of America
May 29, 2015

Whitewater Merit Badge Updated

Data from the Outdoor Foundation1 shows that each year roughly 20 million Americans participate in canoeing and kayaking activities. And in 2013, nearly 70,000 Scouts earned the Canoeing or Kayaking merit badges, placing these among the most popular badges not on the required list for Eagle Scout.2 Many more Scouts are being exposed to canoeing […]

doctor exam boy feature
By Arturo Malpica
May 23, 2015

¿Por qué la organización BSA requiere que todos los participantes tengan un Registro Médico y de Salud Anual?

Preguntas frecuentes sobre el Registro Médico y de Salud Anual P. ¿Por qué la organización BSA requiere que todos los participantes tengan un Registro Médico y de Salud Anual? R. El RMSA tiene muchos propósitos. Completar una historia de salud fomenta la conciencia sobre la salud, recopila los datos necesarios y proporciona a los profesionales […]