Category Archives: Venturing

All about Venturing.

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By Paul Riley
Apr 15, 2015

How to Have Safe High Adventure Activities for a New Scout Leader

I was asked to serve as the Chair of the Utah National Parks Council Risk Management Committee this last year.  I enjoy this assignment since Loss Control and Risk Management have been in integral part of my professional career for almost 25 years.  I also grew up in Scouting and have served as a Chartered […]

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By Bob Gowans
Apr 11, 2015

Time is Running Out to Register for Camp!

Camping and outdoor experiences are what young men get involved in Scouting for, but time is running out to sign up. The outdoor experience is essential in instilling in these young men the values Scouting offers and teaches. The Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America offers a tremendous variety of camping opportunities, everything from […]

Pictures in the News: Sochi, Russia
By Randell Keys
Apr 10, 2015

Freezing Fun

Utah National Parks Council Venturing Biathlon A couple of years ago I was running the Venturing Biathlon that was held at Miller Flat along Skyline Drive in Central Utah. The staff and I had set up the shooting stations, food and ski areas and were beginning to have participants check in. We have had in […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 10, 2015

Which of These Belong Together?

Safety, Apostasy and Restoration If you are an LDS crew advisor, it might be all three. How, you ask? April’s suggested program feature is Safety (see Chapter 14 of Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews) and this month’s Come, Follow Me theme of “Apostasy and Restoration,” that means we have some thinking to do. Getting ready for my Sunday […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies FAQ

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one. In Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan, in Chapter 4 we explained common submission failures and in Chapter 5 we covered the principles you’ll need to follow on a tour or activity.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the […]

Scout Family
By Boy Scouts of America
Apr 06, 2015

How Young is Too Young for Scout Adventure?

Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Camping The Boy Scouts of America has established the following guidelines for its members’ participation in camping activities: Overnight camping by Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scout dens as dens is not approved, and certificates of liability insurance will not be provided by the Boy Scouts of America. Tiger Cubs, with […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 06, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies Chapter 5

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one. In Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan, and in Chapter 4 we explained common submission failures.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the title, there is no disrespect meant, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) GUIDE TO […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 05, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies (Chapter 4)

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one and in Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the title, there is no disrespect meant, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) Why Tour Plan Submissions Fail There are some common issues that […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 03, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies (Chapter 2)

As I explained in Chapter 1, I’ve used the Dummies series to help me in all kinds of situations, so I’m trying it here for Scouters using Tour Plans. (Please, no disrespect meant from the tittle, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) When is a Tour Plan Required? First and foremost, the tour and activity plan lets […]

Kings Peak climb
By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 29, 2015

Leaving Jerusalem, an Ultimate Adventure

Throughout the month of April, The Boy Scout will focus on the fourth pillar: Be prepared by learning to do hard things. A young man will gain confidence, learn leadership skills and prepare for the future as a son of God. The key word is confidence, which a boy gains by doing hard things. Rondo Fehlberg, President of the Utah National Parks Council, BSA […]

Crew Adult Patches
By Darryl Alder
Mar 20, 2015

Is Large Group Training Dead for Venturing?

For Venture Advisors and Committee Members the answer is probably yes! So what’s  a trainer to do? It time to train the trainer, and whole lot more of them with The Trainer’s EDGE. You will probably need one per LDS Stake, but even better would be the Commissioner service in a stake all becoming trainers. In this […]

Entrada High Adventure
By Ken Cluff
Mar 19, 2015

What is High Adventure?

Many High Adventure program opportunities exist for experienced, older Varsity Scouts.   High Adventure is the culmination of all of the things that Boy Scouting has taught the boy: character development, citizenship, and personal fitness. It is also the ultimate in outdoor experiences above and beyond the lower keyed summer camp programs. Most High adventure expeditions […]

Scout reach
By Arturo Malpica
Mar 14, 2015

Movimiento Scout Hispano

En los últimos años el programa Scout dentro de nuestra comunidad latina ha desarrollado una gran fuerza, aun con sus desafíos se ha podido infundir los principios y enseñanzas que están permitiendo que jóvenes puedan llegar a ser hombres de bien que aman a Dios, su patria, comunidad y su familia. Una sección de nuestros […]

Matt Greenfield
By Mat Greenfield
Feb 22, 2015

The REAL Problem with Scouting in the LDS Church

I’ve been fairly heavily involved in LDS Scouting for about fifteen years now. I’ve served at the unit, district, council, and national level. I’ve worked alongside parents, merit badge counselors, BSA employees, camp staff, senior council and national volunteers, and of course, youth. At this point, I’m ready to make a full declaration of what […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 20, 2015

Getting Your Crew Established

Follow these 10 simple steps to get your crew fully functioning with a purposeful, exciting, interest-based, and youth-led program highlighted with unforgettable adventures. 1-Energize Youth  Take your youth on an exciting adventure. When the setting is right ask them, “Would you like to fill the calendar with adventures like this and others that you are most […]