Category Archives: Venturing

All about Venturing.

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By Melany Gardner
Apr 29, 2016

Utah Scouting professional to compete on “American Ninja Warrior”

Life skills learned in Scouting taught this Scouting professional how to withstand life’s toughest challenges and we’re not just talking about being selected to compete in 2016’s American Ninja Warrior. David Peterson of St. George, is the District Director over the Zion District for the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America and has […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Apr 28, 2016

Set Up a Regular Cycle of Mentoring Activities

This is part 8 of a 12-part blog series that explores mentoring skills and principles for adults serving teacher and priest-age boys (14-18): Principle #1: Know the youth and care about them Principle #2: Check your Ethics Principle #3: Prepare To Be A Mentor Principle #4: Provide a Model of Leadership Principle #5: Form A […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 22, 2016

Plant a Tree for Earth Day 2016

Earth Day has a special place in the BSA’s culture. As our members know, responsible stewardship of the planet is key to being a good Scout. Since BSA’s early beginnings, Scouts have been caring for the planet. Our “Leave No Trace” principles demonstrate how Scouts show respect for the outdoors when living in it. For Earth Day this year, […]

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By John Jones
Apr 17, 2016

Scouting Helps Prepare Boys For An LDS Mission

I attended Brad and Sandy Harris’s class on raising successful missionaries at University of Scouting in February. The class was full of parents and leaders eager to learn how Scouting programs could help them help the youth in their care learn everything they needed to succeed in the mission field. My favorite part of the […]

Philmont Feature
By Community Submission
Apr 16, 2016

Why We Do Hard Things

  Chandler Jeffcoat participated in the Council’s Philmont trek last year. Here, he shares his experiences and talks about the importance of doing hard things: Philmont is a perfect example of why we do and why we should do hard things. It can show you a different perspective on life; but only if you let […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 11, 2016

What spring training do you need for a safer summer?

Every year in April and May, there is a flurry of questions at the Council Service Center regarding training and certifications needed for summer camp plans. So as an editorial team, we thought we would give readers a quick overview of the possibilities: April is Youth Protection Month: Whether your Youth Protection Training (YPT) is […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 08, 2016

Selecting and Retaining Crew Leaders

Crew Committee Challenge Part 5 The Crew Committee Challenge offers bishops and crew committee members a course that moves from one subject to another as listed here. Aims and Methods of Scouting and Venturing The Chartered Organization Crew Leadership Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities Selecting and Retaining Adult Leaders In our last post we covered the duties of […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 06, 2016

Utah National Parks Council 2015 Annual Report

The Utah National Parks Council would like to present its 2015 Annual Report. The purpose is to communicate the impact that Scouting has in Utah. You will find interesting facts, where the money goes and highlights, along with membership numbers and how the Council is funded. Check it out! or click here to download the printable PDF. […]

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By Deseret News
Apr 03, 2016

‘Duty to God’ remains essential to Scouting

In January, the Boy Scout ranks were updated with a new element of Scout spirit, “Tell how you have done your duty to God …”). This comes alongside the other elements of “living the Scout Oath and Scout Law” in the new requirements. This weekend for Church News, Jason Swenson shared some of his thoughts on the subject: […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 01, 2016

Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities

Crew Committee Challenge Part 4 The Crew Committee Challenge offers bishops and committee members a course that moves from one subject to another as listed below. Aims and Methods of Scouting and Venturing The Chartered Organization Crew Leadership Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities Selecting and Retaining Adult Leaders In our last part of the Crew Committee Challenge we […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 30, 2016

Why Does the Ward Mission Leader Need Scouting?

Your crew, team, troop or pack may be missing an opportunity to grow in numbers and the ward mission leader may just be the person to help. Community outreach is a part of most churches, but in a Ward, especially in quorums, we may not be reaching all our neighbors. Statistics from  BSA show that nationwide, […]

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By Debbie Spoons
Mar 28, 2016

Get ready for Spring and Summer Climbing/Rappelling Trips!

If you are a Scout leader and you are going to take youth climbing, rappelling, or canyoneering, BSA requires that you take this BSA Level 1 & 2 Climbing Instructor class before you leave on your trip. Offered by: Utah National Parks Council Class location: 235 E. 550 N. Springville, Utah Dates: April14th–April 23rd But before we give you details […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 26, 2016

Do You Have the Trainer’s EDGE?

Giving a trainer an edge is an integral part of EDGE Training. Allow me to explain a bit more. Just like the Church, BSA sees the need for any good leader to also be a good teacher, so they came up with this acronym: Two weekends ago I was with some of the the staff of […]

Priest Venturer Feature
By Community Submission
Mar 25, 2016

Scouter’s Pledge Adapted for Venturing

At the Western Region’s LDS Venturing blog, David wrote this adaptation of the Scouter’s Pledge to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Utah National Parks Council put this pledge forward as part of our commitment to better serve our major LDS customer base. (More than 99% of our Scouting units chartered are sponsored by the LDS […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 25, 2016

Leadership in the LDS Crew

Crew Committee Challenge Part 3 The Crew Committee Challenge offers bishops and committee members a course that moves from one subject to another as listed below; this section is about the ward’s partnership with BSA and Venturing. Aims and Methods of Scouting and Venturing The Chartered Organization Crew Leadership Crew Committee Organization and Responsibilities Selecting and […]