Category Archives: Venturing

All about Venturing.

Gorp
By Darryl Alder
Aug 31, 2015

Gorp has its Day!

Ok, it’s National Trail Mix Day in the USA, but… in New Zealand its called scroggin (Sultanas, Chocolate, Raisins and Other Goody-Goodies Including Nuts) and though city folk call it trail mix, us backcountry hikers know it as gorp. “Gorp?”, you ask and I say yes! In doing a bit of research for this post, I came across a new […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 30, 2015

The Chartered Partner, an LDS Invention

The history and power of chartered organizations in shaping and developing the BSA offers a clear picture of our partnership with other institutions. While many world Scouting organizations do not charter their programs to partners, ever since May, 1913, this has been BSA’s business model; this after allowing the LDS Church’s M.I.A. Scouts to affiliate with the National Council […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 28, 2015

Priests Quorums and the Venturing Program

Last year at the LDS Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting held at the Philmont Training Center, LDS Church leaders set out to help Stake Presidents learn how to better use the Venturing program. During the week, the General Young Mens Presidency helped leaders understand key principles for planning and implementing Venturing activities and explain how […]

Cub Scout Roundtable
By Annaleis Smith
Aug 18, 2015

Why I go to Roundtable

Roundtable –  Isn’t it just “one more meeting”?  I don’t have time to go to Roundtable.  I’ve been a Scout leader for SO long I just don’t get anything out of Roundtable anymore. I went to Roundtable once and it was… boring, silly, confusing—pick your adjective. I was told I don’t need to go to […]

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By Ryan Bertram
Aug 14, 2015

2015 Council Contingent 611-V Conquers Baldy Mountain

(Pictured left: youth Crew Leader Kobe Black contemplating the route to Baldy Mountain in the distance) Ryan Bertram, Contingent Advisor, wrote this introduction to their adventure this summer: From June 10-24, 2015, eight youth and four adults from the Utah National Parks Council completed an 11-day, 84-mile backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. This […]

timp feature
By Brad Harris
Aug 09, 2015

A Boy and a Mountain

Twenty years ago I climbed Mt. Timpanogos for the first and only time in my life. I was forty-five and in the best shape of my life. The climb was more grueling than any marathon I had run, but an adventure I’ll never forget. That is why I had to share this post from Brad’s […]

Venturing Activity Cover
By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 07, 2015

Why Your LDS Stake Needs a Venturing Officers’ Association

Venturing Leadership beyond the Crew Venturing offers leadership training while engaging youth in interest-based activities. When properly implemented as the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood, Venturing serves to: Retain Young Men in the Aaronic Priesthood Prepare Young Men with Leadership Skills Increase the ordination rate to the Melchizedek Priesthood Effective stake-led VOAs provide additional […]

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By Ali Mohammad
Aug 05, 2015

Catch a Great Deal at the Orem Scout Shop!

Catch a great deal at the Orem Scout Shop Aug 10 – Oct 25. Save 10% off your purchase when you buy a complete uniform.   Author:  Ali Mohammad | Senior Store Manager Supply Group l Orem Scout Shop 748 North 1340 West | Orem, UT 84057 P 801.221.1008 | F 801.850.5332

I love solar
By Darryl Alder
Jul 31, 2015

I Love Solar

Last summer our AC went out. Being the enterprising person she is, my wife grabbed a tin can, a styrofoam cooler, my GoalZero Whisper Fan and a bag of ice. Fifteen minutes later she marches into the room with a portable, homemade air conditioner—don’t knock it, it worked for a few hours. As soon as the house AC was […]

BiscuitEggs
By Community Submission
Jul 18, 2015

“What’s for Breakfast?”

(This is part three in a six part series) Just in time for your Troop’s Pioneer Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A long day of hiking or camp activities must be started with a meal that “sticks to your ribs.” Here are a few ideas for using […]

Lodge BSA Dutch Oven 01
By Community Submission
Jul 11, 2015

Cleaning a Dutch Oven

(This is part two in a six part series) Scouts Guide to Beginnng  Dutch Oven Cooking Cleaning a Dutch Oven What’s for Breakfast What’s for Lunch What’s for Dinner What’s for Desert The easiest way to clean a Dutch Oven is to not get it dirty to begin with. If possible, even when food is cooked […]

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

Nominate an Influential Woman 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 […]

Brought to you by FOS
By Elder Dane Leavitt
Jun 29, 2015

To Friends of Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council

Thank you for your kind support of Scouting, and the young men it serves.  Over 65,000 families contributed to the Church’s 2014 “Friends of Scouting Drive” for the UNPC. A year has passed, and families may again respond to the First Presidency’s invitation to participate in the annual Friends of Scouting drive (Handbook 2, §13.6.8).  As […]

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 […]