Category Archives: Venturing

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By Bob Gowans
Jan 24, 2015

Early Bird Camp Discount Deadline Nears

It’s almost past time to get that early discount at a Utah National Parks Council Summer Camp. Register before January 31st and receive a per person discount on the camp fees. Space in the camps are filling up so its time to make that choice and get your reservation made. Scofield Scout Camp at Frandsen […]

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By Maria Milligan
Jan 23, 2015

Venturing Program Features and Mission Preparation

The more I read through the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews, the more I like the direction they are heading. I am especially excited about the progression available as youth get older and more experienced and the great hands-on experiences. Today I want to focus on the opportunities for Venture Scouts and […]

Program features
By Maria Milligan
Jan 16, 2015

Making the Most out of the New Program Features: Part 3

Once you have planned the annual conference (Part 1) and successfully held it (Part 2), you need to make sure your plan is carried out. This post will go over creating the calendar after your conference and making it useful. This includes using monthly planning as a time to check on your progress, remind everyone […]

Program features
By Maria Milligan
Jan 15, 2015

Making the Most out of the New Program Features: Part 2

Yesterday’s post about the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews covered preparing for the annual planning conference, including setting goals. This section will cover the conference itself, including a step by step plan for conducting the meeting. This annual planning conference will set the tone for your year, and can be a great chance for […]

Program features
By Maria Milligan
Jan 14, 2015

Making the Most out of the New Program Features: Part 1

This year has brought some exciting changes for your Scouts in the form of the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews: A Guide to Program Planning. This resource is not yet available online, but you can purchase a physical copy of Volume 1. We introduced the basics of this new guide in an article in […]

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By Ken Cluff
Jan 10, 2015

All of the Wild: Winter Camping

Exploring the wilderness in winter is a wonderful experience. You are far from the crowds, in a hushed tranquil world of white. Whether gliding through a forest of pine trees on cross-country skis or hiking up a ridge on snowshoes, winter can be a spectacular time of year.  Until you’ve experienced a perfect sunlit morning […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jan 09, 2015

Resources for Crews

These tools will make it easier to create newsletters, revise calendars, keep youth members and families informed, and help youth members manage the crew more effectively and efficiently. Activity Interest Survey  Use this survey to help develop the crew’s anual program plan of activities. Activity Planner Sheet This tool comes in handy for planning a […]

Search and Rescue is one of Scouting's newest merit badges
By David Johnson
Dec 27, 2014

Mock Disaster Exercise

NEWS FLASH: April 11, 2015 Planes Crash: Maple Dell Scout Camp Needs Your Help! There has been a terrorist attack, and ten planes have crashed on Maple Dell Scout Camp property. We need to find them and rescue the passengers. Maple Dell Scout Camp, in partnership with Utah County Search and Rescue, is excited to announce […]

Stormin Mormons
By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 27, 2014

Starting a Crew/Ship in Five Easy Steps

In November, Scouters helped to organize a new  Eagle Mountain Crew, 1625. I was along for much of the process. This co-ed crew  is sponsored by the Porter Rockwell Charter High School, but its members come from all over Porter Rockwell District. It is  an interesting case study  of how to organize a crew, because they […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 23, 2014

2016 Northern Tier Lottery Details

Northern Tier will offer a lottery for reservations for the 2016 summer season and 2015-2016 Okpik season. The registration for the lottery will be open from Tuesday January 6, 2015 until Friday January 9, 2015. Entry in the lottery is by telephone only. All requests must come in to 218.365.4811. Phones will be open from […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 22, 2014

Get ready for Spring and Summer climbing trips!

BSA Level 1 and 2 climbing class will be held on Thursday, January 7th–Friday 8th (7pm–10pm) and Saturday 9th, (9am–4pm) at the Orem Service Center, 748 No 1340 West in Orem (just east of the DMV) The course continues at the Quarry, 2494 North University Parkway, in Provo, Thursday,  January 15th, (7pm–10pm) and Saturday, 17th (9am–4pm).  There will be an […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 21, 2014

Sharing Your Testimony at Christmas

Christmas is a time to remember the birth of the Savior and renew our appreciation for the great gift of His perfect life and atoning sacrifice. In the scripture accounts of His birth, we find patterns of discipleship—from Samuel the Lamanite, who courageously prophesied of His coming, to the Nephites who looked steadfastly for the […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 15, 2014

Biathlon Coming January 10th

Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, which presents an interesting dichotomy for me.  I love cross country skiing, it is by far my favorite winter sport (even more than downhill, which I have done since I was 12), but shooting, that is not my thing. Imagine skiing until you are out […]

SkiPatrol
By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 29, 2014

Play Safe in the Snow—Winter Sports Safety

AS WINTER RETURNS, Scouters’ thoughts turn to sports such as skiing, tobogganing, and sledding, which means it’s also time to review the basics of winter safety. Item 3 of the Winter Sports Safety Section in the Guide to Safe Scouting reads: “Appropriate personal protective equipment is required for all activities. This includes the recommended use of helmets for all participants […]

UVU
By Andrew Olsen
Nov 21, 2014

Basketball Scout Night—UVU vs. Utah State Dec. 13th

Join us for our first UVU Scout Night on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Come watch the UVU Men’s Basketball team take on Utah State! Get discounted tickets for just $4 with 50% of ticket sales goes back to support local Scouting! That means $2 of every ticket comes back to support Scouting in the […]

Program features
By Darryl Alder
Nov 15, 2014

Using the New “Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews”

We have been waiting for many months now, but it’s here: Volume 1 of Program Features for troops, Teams and Crews—a Guide to Program Planning. This compilation  has sixteen program features divided into six program groups, including these subjects: Outdoor Programs –  Camping –  Climbing and Rappelling –  Geocaching –  Hiking –  Outdoor Ethics – […]

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By Ken Cluff
Nov 07, 2014

Winter Tent Camping (Part 2)

(This part two of a two part series. Click here for part one.) Preparing the campsite After you have reached the place where you want to camp for the night, use your snowshoes to pack down the snow in the spot where you’re going to pitch the tent. You may want to take the time to build a […]

Pulking
By Ken Cluff
Nov 06, 2014

Winter Tent Camping (Part 1)

Varsity Scout Snowshoers and/or Cross-Country skiers can see and experience amazing things when we take day-long treks through the snowy woods, but when we extend our snowshoeing or skiing trip overnight we will experience an entirely new winter outdoors. But who would want to carry all that gear through the snow, only to spend the night in a tiny tent? […]