Category Archives: Venturing

no tier
By Scouting Magazine
Aug 28, 2014

Make your own Hudson Bay bread

Try this hearty “bread”—that’s more like a granola bar—when you’re out on the trail. It’s filling, high in needed calories, and it tastes great when slathered with peanut butter or jelly (or both!). Hudson Bay bread is a signature trail snack at Northern Tier. HUDSON BAY BREAD  1½ lbs. margarine or butter 4 cups sugar [...]

Scout Training Ensign feature
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jun 23, 2014

Scout Training Was the Answer

“Scout training changed me; more important, it changed the young men.” While serving as the bishop of my ward, I thought I was too busy to attend Scout training. As a result, after being released as bishop and called as Varsity coach, I wasn’t sure what a Varsity coach was or did. What I did [...]

canoe_labyrinth
By Ken Cluff
Jun 04, 2014

Boat Camping

Let’s include all kinds of water craft, canoes, kayaks, power boats and inflatable rafts. Time spent on the water and at a primitive camp is unforgettable and cherished Varsity Scout time together. The Program Feature book (see canoe camping and Safety a Float) has a vast amount of information and covers this activity quite well. (Also note the float trips at Utahscouts.org) [...]

program update
By Darryl Alder
Jun 03, 2014

The Venturing Experience: New Updates

In late May, I attended the National Council Meeting in Nashville, TN, where I learned about the next generation of Venturing, which rolls out in July 2014 and fully replaces the old program by the end of the year. Annaliese Parker, National Venturing President and Charles Dahlquist, National Venturing Task Force Chairman explained that many Venturers are not interested in advancement or awards they [...]

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By Larry Call
May 24, 2014

Venturing Update

May 24, 2014, Nashville TN–It is a very exciting time for Venturing as the new program is rolling out. I know many people have questions and have anticipated these changes. The National BSA Annual Meeting was just completed in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend. Charles Dahlquist, National Venturing Task Force Chairman, led the meeting to discuss [...]

CoyoteGulch
By Darryl Alder
Apr 21, 2014

Coyote Gulch—An Adventure to remember

By the way, we didn’t take our cameras on our trip, so these pictures are all borrowed from other adventurers who have gone there too. Let that be a lesson: never leave the camera behind! A few years back, while living in Richfield UT, our Varsity Scouts and Venturers (back then called Explorers), hatched an [...]

Climbing Merit Badge
By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2014

Learn Safe Climbing Skills

It must be spring because there isn’t a week that goes by without someone calling the Scout Service Center to find out about climbing safety requirements. Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for safely organizing climbing and rappelling activities; either at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as [...]

YPT
By Darryl Alder
Mar 21, 2014

April – Scouting Safety Month

Annually our council’s focus is the safety of Scouting’s youth, volunteers, and staff. It helps us get ready for spring and summer outdoor adventure as we integrate health and safety into those plans. The goal: no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. Protecting Our Youth Each April, Scouters [...]

Cub Scout popcorn
By Darryl Alder
Feb 27, 2014

3 Ways to Earn Money for Camp

Where are you going camping this summer? We ask because we would like to invite you to attend one of our great camps and experience the greatest high adventure offered in the state (as well as excellent opportunities for boys to earn advancements, learn new skills and have fun!)  Camping and outdoor adventure is what [...]

UofS Feature
By Melany Gardner
Feb 14, 2014

University of Scouting 2014 Helps Scouters Catch the Vision

The Utah National Parks Council University of Scouting 2014 concluded with over 800 adult volunteers participating in great classes with great ideas, and with a tremendous Scout spirit. On the Boy Scouts of America’s 104th birthday last Saturday, this huge crowd of Scouters descended upon the Orem LDS Institute at Utah Valley University for a [...]

Venturing
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 06, 2014

How to Define the Scout Venturing Program

Purpose Provide positive experiences to help young people mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Description Venturing is a youth development program for priest-age young men. It is based on the unique and dynamic relationship between youth and adult leaders. Venturing focuses primarily on the needs and interests of young men, using [...]

citizen honor
By Liz Merrell
Dec 06, 2013

Nominate a Scout Leader for the Citizen Honors Awards

Courage, sacrifice, selflessness, patriotism are words that describe the best in Scouting.  Do you know a Scout Leader, a Venturer, or Scouter who has performed an extraordinary act of heroism, or a prolonged series of selfless acts which demonstrate a willingness to place his life at risk for others? The same foundation that honors acts [...]

NTierFeature
By David Warner
Nov 08, 2013

Northern Tier High Adventure an Unsurpassed Wilderness

Northern Tier – Bissett, Manitoba – Canada An Unsurpassed Wilderness Northern Tier provides epic wilderness canoeing trips in remote Manitoba Canada.  Trips feature a float plane ride, unsurpassed freshwater fishing and hundreds of thousands of acres of virgin wilderness to explore.  This is one trip that will change your life. Every summer, hundreds of Scouts [...]

dude-perfect-feature
By Bryan Wendell
Nov 08, 2013

Trick-shot Tacticians Dude Perfect Use the BSA Summit Bechtel Reserve as Their Latest Playground

What happens when you send the purveyors of insane basketball and football trick shots to the BSA’s newest high-adventure playground? You won’t believe me until you see for yourself. Last month the guys at Dude Perfect, with 1.7 million YouTube subscribers to their name, visited the Summit for their latest round of extreme trick shots. [...]

Four Venturing Scouts from Utah set course record of 2:34 on obstacle course
By Ken Krogue
Jul 22, 2013

Jamboree 2013: Stormin’ Mormons from Utah Take 1st Place!

A team of four venturing scouts from two councils in Utah banded together from Venturing Crew F710 to conquer the five obstacle aquatics course called ‘Wipeout.’ The competition was amongst 100′s of teams out of nearly 40,000 scouts across all of Jamboree 2013. The best time after several days was hovering just over 3 minutes [...]

Utah Venturing Crew Earns Their Own Way to Jamboree 2013
By Ken Krogue
Jul 18, 2013

Utah Venturing Crew Earns Their Own Way to Jamboree 2013

How do you get 8 young men, mostly from Alpine, Utah, to spend 9 straight months earning $2500 each to go to the mountains of West Virginia for 10 days? Show them a really cool video about zip lines, whitewater rafting, BMX biking, rappelling, iPhone apps, scuba diving, and skateboarding. Then tell them how much [...]