Category Archives: Venturing

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By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 26, 2016

BYU Football Scout Day – BYU vs. Southern Utah Nov. 12

Get discounted tickets for the Cougars’ home game November 12, 2016. Anyone who loves Scouting can get BYU Football vs. Southern Utah tickets for $13.00 (regularly @ $20) and help support Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. This is a great activity for Scouts, youth groups, families or otherwise. Tickets sell fast, so get yours today! Follow the […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Aug 22, 2016

Earning a degree in Commissioner Science

When you attend a Commissioner College you will find that it is set up like a traditional college, with requirements that can lead you to bachelors, masters, and doctorate “degrees” in commissioner science. I am going to share a little insight into the process and an overview of the requirements to earn a degree in […]

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By Melany Gardner
Aug 21, 2016

How does Scouting help young men prepare to be missionaries?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man to prepare to be a missionary? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how Scouting prepares successful missionaries. Cindy Gagon, a Scouting volunteer and mother […]

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By Maloree Anderson
Aug 20, 2016

Great Weekend Camping Spots for Scouts in Utah

Earlier this year, I attended the “Great Camping Spots” class during the 2016 University of Scouting. The instructor started the session by giving a few things to consider before you plan your Scout camping trip: Are you camping at an actual site or backpacking to a spot? Think about the time of year and the location. What […]

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By Philmont PhilNews
Aug 14, 2016

Chaplain’s Corner: A Philmont Crew

In 1979, I led a crew of disparate Varsity Scouts and Explorers cobbled from all four corners of the Utah National Parks Council. They arrived as individuals but came together through peak climbing and downpours to be a tight-knit group of friends. In the beginning of this season, Elder Paul Anderson, LDS Chaplain at Philmont, […]

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By Susan Cheever
Jul 28, 2016

Coming Soon! — Online Scouting Registration

There is nothing so validating as being listened to, and for Scout leaders, parents, and employees in the Utah National Parks Council, validation is on its way. Starting August 1, 2016, online registration will become an option for seven of the LDS stakes in the Utah National Parks Council. Soon it will become available for […]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 24, 2016

How does Scouting help young men serve others?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man learn to serve others? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how the principle of service is taught through Scouting experiences. Quoting the Scout slogan […]

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By Community Submission
Jun 25, 2016

Follow the Biggest Flag in Utah

There are many Freedom Festival Events your family and Scouts might attend, but Troop, Team and Crew 1166, chartered by the Northfield Sixth Ward, of the Northfield Pleasant Grove Utah Stake, will unfurl the largest flag in the state at their ceremony. This Eagle Project, is a fairly new community tradition, beginning with a 9/11 tribute […]

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By Tony Woodard
Jun 19, 2016

Out in God’s Country, Tonight

Living in Utah, many of us experience the outdoors on a regular basis.  We may enjoy camping at our favorite lakeside retreat, hiking to your favorite lookout, fishing at that secret spot, or perhaps, just taking a leisurely drive through the canyons. Scouting gives us the opportunity to share this with our youth.  As Scout […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 13, 2016

What are Districts?

Have you ever asked that question? Recently, I had to answer it for a new Scoutmaster. This is what I told him: A district is an area designated by the council executive board to offer service to units. In our case, nearly every district in the council is a geographic mirror of the LDS coordinating council it is […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 10, 2016

LDS-BSA Launches New Venturing Blog

David Wilson, pictured here with his wife and another Philmont Chaplain, lives in our council in the Orem district and is the LDS-BSA blog’s newest blogger. David, who has been actively involved in Venturing since it started in the 1990’s, posted his first Venturing article at Welcome to LDS Venturing Blog #1  in mid-May with a second one just today: Adapting […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 03, 2016

Venturing Leadership Module: Mentoring

As the new Venturing program rolled out last year, Venturers asked for leadership courses. Three were developed including: Goal_Setting_and Time_Management Mentoring Project Management This series will introduce you to each, this post we move on to mentoring and will evaluate mentoring as it relates to the Venturing program by explaining the benefits of mentoring, describing how to maintain a quality mentoring […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 01, 2016

LDS Safety Guidelines to be Camp Ready

In our council, we will have 54,000 youth and leaders participating in camps and other outdoor activities this summer. With each adventure there will be some risk. As leaders, we need to pay careful attention to the planning and execution of these activities and ensure each one of the participants returns home safely. Please see the guidelines and […]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
May 28, 2016

Safety Moment – A Focus on Safety in Your Quality Aquatics Program

May 5th, as part of National Water Safety Month, the LDS Church issued a “Safety Moment” which began by asking “What? A whole month dedicated just to aquatic safety? Are you kidding me?”  Those were the first thoughts of one of the LDS Risk Management specialists until he started looking at the statistics. According to the CDC, “Drowning ranks fifth among […]

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By Darryl Alder
May 27, 2016

Venturing Leadership Module: Project Management

As the new Venturing program rolled out last year, Venturers asked for leadership courses. Three were developed including: Goal_Setting_and Time_Management Mentoring Project Management This series introduces you to each and in this post we move the Pathfinder Award’s  Project Management Training. However in a recent Advancement and Recognition Update announced this training is available only by request. The training, developed in […]

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By Darryl Alder
May 13, 2016

Venturing Leadership Module: Goal Setting and Time Management

As the new Venturing program rolled out last year, Venturers asked for leadership course. Three were developed including: Goal Setting and Time Management Mentoring Project Management This series will introduce you to each, beginning with Goal_Setting_and Time_Management. Finding a successful time management strategy depends on each individual’s personality, ability to self-motivate, and level of self discipline. This course introduces established methods […]

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By John Gailey
May 11, 2016

New Merit Badge Adventure Tracks and High Adventure in 2016

Last year we introduced our camp Adventure Tracks—an exciting program for teaching skills, working on merit badges and experiencing challenges in a fun, experiential learning environment instead of in a traditional classroom setting—at Tifie Scout Camp, Scofield Scout Camp and Thunder Ridge Scout Camp and saw exciting results. Experiential learning allows participants to gain firsthand experience with the […]

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By David Johnson
May 07, 2016

5 Things to Do Before You Go to Summer Camp

So you’ve registered your Scouts for summer camp, school is almost out, and the day is fast approaching when you’ll head to camp. What are some things you need to remember in order to have a successful, memorable experience? The best two-word answer I can give is, “Be Prepared.” Here are some helpful tips: 1. Check […]