Category Archives: Venturing

All about Venturing.

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By Jarom Shaver
Jan 09, 2017

All My Mission Companions Were Eagle Scouts

Last December marked my four-year anniversary of coming home from my mission. Spain was marvelous, as you may imagine. I was blessed with two great mission presidents and 11 outstanding mission companions. I could not have asked for better long-lasting relationships than those I gained while arduously serving the Lord with these faithful priesthood holders. […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 19, 2016

#LIGHTtheWorld as a Messenger of Peace

A long standing dream of Scouting’s founder Baden Powell was world peace. The World Scouting Bureau, with BSA, launched Messengers of Peace in 2011. It is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative […]

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By David Wilson
Dec 16, 2016

LDS Venturers Need ALPS

Photograph of the Matterhorn in the Alps by Sven Scharr No it’s not those Alps! Today David Wilson posted a good explanation of how ALPS, the acronym, helps LDS crews and leaders. In his post, he explained: ALPS is an open, free-flowing type of structure, that when used by your crew allows for positive experiences in […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 08, 2016

How to Help Your Laurel and Priests Work Together

In the 1980’s, as the Church implemented a new Young Women’s program, I had the pleasure to be the High Council Advisor to our LDS Stake’s program. Immediately, we needed to train class presidents, so I turned to Scout training. We had used it for Priest aged youth and had great results. Later, serving in two […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 27, 2016

Scouter’s Minute: The Knife

Yesterday my brother-in-law, who is also a ward Scouting committee chair, read this story written by his father at a baptism: It was Christmas Day 1920. I was seven years old. My father, mother, sister and I were living in Auburn, a small town about 70 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska. We were very poor, […]

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By John Gailey
Nov 26, 2016

Sell Scout Show Discount Cards and Raise Money for Summer Camp

Beginning December 1st, individuals, Cub packs, Scout troops, Varsity teams, Venturing crews, Young Women groups, and Youth Ministry groups can begin selling discount cards to raise money for their summer camp! Sales begin December 1, 2016 and go to March 1, 2017. The Discount Card includes admission to the Big Outdoors Expo and Scout Show […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 21, 2016

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Every year, people come together to help our youth. Parents encourage boys to gain merit badges. Employees implement safe camping experiences. Boys assist other boys with trials. Helping Scouts become honorable men is a group effort. The Utah National Parks Council is really a team of thousands, and we want to thank you for your […]

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By Melany Gardner
Nov 20, 2016

How does Scouting teach young men to have integrity?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man have integrity? 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 promotes a life of integrity and encourages boys to become men who honor the […]

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By David Wilson
Nov 18, 2016

More Venturing Resources

If you are looking for more help with LDS Venturing for your priest quorum, the LDS BSA Relationships blog posted this today, from our long time friend, David Wilson: I don’t think we really need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to Venturing. There are some great things floating out there on the Internet that […]

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By David Wilson
Nov 13, 2016

Priests’ Quorums and Venturing—One Point of View

David Wilson, long time Scouter in Utah National Parks Council, has been involved with Venturing from its inception. Working with youth both in LDS and community units his perspective offers a glimpse from one leader’s viewpoint. In a recent post at the LDS BSA Blog he wrote: ” Let’s look at the priests’ quorums and […]

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By John Gailey
Nov 02, 2016

Going to Camp in Style!

When going to camp or a high adventure, you’ve got to go in style, right? And having a shirt that is customized to your troop/team/crew/ward is even better! Why a Common Shirt? One of the key methods of Scouting is the uniform, including activity shirts. Having the entire group dressed the same builds unity within […]

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By Darryl Alder
Oct 30, 2016

A Helpful Scouting Position Calling List

Let’s face it, Scouting has its own jargon. In fact, BSA has a website dedicated to the Language of Scouting. I think most bishops have more important things to do than interpret Scouting for newly-called Aaronic Priesthood leaders. So a few weeks ago for our Little Philmont series, I developed an lds-position-desciption-for-calling-new-leaders checklist that contains a few key […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Oct 23, 2016

How does Scouting help young men gain life skills?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man gain life skills? 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 helps boys gain life skills as leaders, achievers and sons of God. Utah […]

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By Bob Gowans
Oct 19, 2016

Are You Making Your 2017 Summer Camp Plans?

Are you making your 2017 summer camp plans? Now is the time to be doing it; there are great opportunities ahead for every young man to participate in.  The Utah National Parks Council offers a wide variety of camping experiences for Troops, Teams, Crews, Church youth groups, Young Women camps and just about anything you can […]

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By Steven Sutherland
Oct 14, 2016

How to Use Our Camp Adventure Tracks to Build Boys

We are aligning our camp programs with the great vision of prophets and Scouting founders: “Scouting brings out the best in each of us.  Help others to hike the trails, to keep steadfast in the paths of truth, honor, duty… that all can soar together on eagle’s wings.” -President Thomas S. Monson   “When I […]