By Dale Munk
Jan 21, 2018

Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

The Utah National Parks Council under the direction of priesthood leadership will conduct Little Philmont conferences for stake and ward leadership in 2018. We have heard from our stake presidents that the Little Philmont messages have been very helpful in improving their older-boy programs. These messages will continue to be important, especially with the changes in the older-boy program starting next year. 

If you would like to attend Little Philmont, the first session of 2018 is available for registration: March 23-24 at Marion D. Hanks Scout Camp at Quail Creek.

Philmont LDS SessionThe conference will begin Friday evening at 6 pm and end Saturday afternoon. The conference will focus on the older boy program (ages 14-18) and how to use Church and Scouting resources to “be with the young men,” “connect them to heaven,” and “let them lead.” If a stake president attends, he may also bring his Young Men counselor, stake Young Men president, and the bishops in his stake. Sessions at the conference will be discussion oriented and participative. Speakers include area seventies and other Church leaders.

Little Philmont will be held from Friday evening to Saturday early afternoon with the following agenda:

  • Friday evening

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    • 6:00 Dinner
    • 6:30 Welcome, orientation
    • 6:50 The BSA/UNPC and the Church: A partnership
    • 7:10 Priesthood led Scouting: Youth-led – Adult guided – Group discussion
    • 8:00 Relationships: The key to Faithful Youth – Group discussion
  • Saturday
    • 6:50 AM Breakfast – Discussion Topics
    • 7:40 Welcome, orientation
    • 7:55 – 11:30 Three separate sessions (All discussion oriented)
      • Strengthening youth leaders through better calls, support and accountability
      • Don’t reinvent the wheel: How to use Scouting materials with your older boy program
      • Principles of annual planning: Set the table for powerful youth ministration
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 12:15 – 1:55 Wrap-up Discussion – “Now Therefore, What”? – Ideas for better ministration

Stake Presidents can register for the following date by using the link found in the monthly LDS-BSA Relationships newsletter:

Dinner will be served Friday evening along with breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The $40 fee for the conference includes meals and materials. Sign up before 3/9/2018 and a discount of $5.00 will apply.


A Scout uniform is the recommended attire for this overnight course. To reserve your spot, register today; seating is limited.

For questions please contact Susan Naihe at
Dale H Munk

Author: Elder Dale Munk | Area Seventy for Utah South Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | LDS-BSA Relationships Chair, Utah National Parks Council

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One thought on “Attend Little Philmont to Discuss Changes in Older Boy Programs and Best Practices

  1. AvatarMaloree Anderson

    Will there eventually be a Little Philmont that all Church leaders could attend? Such as Primary Presidents and Young Women’s leaders? Would this be something that could be adapted to them? I know there is a Leadership Summit during the University of Scouting.


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