Category Archives: Venturing

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

Nominate an Influential Women 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 […]

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 […]

doctor exam boy feature
By Darryl Alder
May 23, 2015

Get Ready for Camp with an Annual Health Exam

Moving into camping season, one of the most common questions we get is about the Annual Health and Medical Record.  This form is required by the BSA for any camping trip longer than three consecutive days. And wouldn’t you know it, I got my physical just before we got this great deal from Medallus. There are two Utah County locations and both charge […]

Timberline Feature
By Darryl Alder
May 22, 2015

Robert Gates—a Testimonial of NYLT

When he was thirteen, Robert M. Gates, Eagle Scout, former defense secretary and CIA director and current BSA President, went to BSA’s National Junior Leader Training (JLT) Program at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Of the training he said: “It was the only formal management course I’ve ever had in my life. Can you imagine a […]

Olympic Feature
By Darryl Alder
May 16, 2015

Why Participate in Olympic Day 2015?

To help your unit get SCOUTStrong join in Olympic Day events this June Many Varsity Scout Teams and Venturing Crews have a sports focus. Combine this with the worldwide Olympic Day held annually on June 23, and you’ve got a great month of activities and service. For example Cub Scout Olympics, is always a great pack activity, but when your […]

youth protection feature
By Melany Gardner
May 11, 2015

Important Youth Protection Policy Changes

There is no more important part of the Scouting program than the protection of our youth members. Experience has proven the best way to accomplish this is to provide effective training on a continuing basis to all adults involved in Scouting at every level with no exceptions. Only when everyone is involved and trained in youth […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
May 10, 2015

What does it mean to be a Scout Mom?

Mothers play a huge role in Scouting. From spending endless hours driving to pow wows and merit badge classes, to sewing on patches and preparing for camp. Scout moms are always there for their Scouts. To celebrate their love, enthusiasm and encouraging words we want to share with you what other moms think about holding the honored […]

Summit Award
By Boy Scouts of America
May 01, 2015

Venturing Summit Award Service Project Workbook Relaesed

Requirement 8 for the new Venturing Summit Award instructs candidates to plan and conduct a service project as described in the Venturing Summit Award Service Project Workbook, No. 512-938. The workbook, posted at www.scouting.org/advancement, is ready for use, and provides the additional detail candidates must understand to fulfill the requirement. Before work on a project […]