Tag Archives: Aaronic Priesthood

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 28, 2018

Making Leadership Positions More Meaningful in LDS Scouting

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re feeling refreshed after a wonderful Sacrament meeting. One of the brothers in the ward just gave a powerful talk about the importance of helping the young men in the ward be successful. This causes you to ponder on your role as the Scoutmaster. You begin thinking about all of the […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 14, 2018

Mini Philmont Scout Training for Stake & Ward Aaronic Priesthood Leaders

We’re excited to announce a new event in conjunction with University of Scouting 2018 – The Leadership Summit.   What is it? This one-day Mini Philmont event is for older boy Stake and Ward Aaronic Priesthood leaders. Another track will be available to Stake and Ward Primary Presidencies as well. (All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters and […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Oct 01, 2017

Priesthood General Session: Lessons for Priesthood Holders and Scouts

Priesthood, integrity, and responsibility. These were a few of the topics highlighted at the October 2017 General Priesthood Session. Men old and young attended the session at the General Conference Center in Salt Lake City, UT and millions more tuned in to the live broadcast. The Priesthood is a Rocket Elder Dale G. Renlund of […]

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 […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2014

Capturing the Vision of Scouting

Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders can have eternal consequences. When I was a mission president, one particular zone was having a lot of success. I asked one of the zone leaders, “Elder, what’s going on here?” He said, “President, in high school I ran cross- country with a handful of friends. We trained hard and competed together. For four […]

By Bob Gowans
May 07, 2014

LDS Stake Encampment at Council Properties

In cooperation with the Utah National Parks Council, your Stake can organize an encampment to help fulfill your own Priesthood purposes by leveraging the program expertise and safety features offered through the Councils camps.  This will also relieve any “undue burdens” that are often placed on leaders to organize these camps.  This method will assist […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 24, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 1 – A Scout is Reverent

The twelfth attribute in the Scout law is to be reverent. A Scout is reverent. He is humble. He is respectful. He walks with quiet dignity. Reverence is an internal expression although there are outward signs but unlike the Publicans, a Scout is not reverent to obtain awards or glory but as his duty to […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2013

Small Acts of Service: Do a Good Turn Daily

In these days of selfishness, what is the most important contribution we can make? Small Acts of Service by President Spencer W. Kimball When I was stake president in Arizona, I was the highest authority in that immediate area, and consequently, there came to me a never-ending line of people with problems. As I struggled […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Nov 18, 2013

Help Others to Hike the Trails

A century ago, Church leaders decided to partner with the fledgling Boy Scouts of America and sponsor a troop in Salt Lake City. From that inauspicious beginning, the Church would become the largest sponsor of that storied adventure program for boys. Millions of Latter-day Saints have worn the iconic Scout uniform at some point in […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 01, 2013

Benefits of Scouting: Scouters are Shepherds Making a Difference

Scouting is the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood. If you are a young man in the LDS Church you cannot avoid it. Everyone is pushing you to be active, to get your Eagle. It can be frustrating especially if you do not want to go to Scouting activities. As a parent it can also […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 23, 2013

Scouts of the World: Scouting in the Philippines

The United States isn’t the only country with a rich history of Scouting. The Scouting program was introduced to the Philippines in 1914 and has been growing steadily ever since. In fact, the Philippines has one of the largest Scouting organizations in the world. And just like Scouts in the U.S., Scouts in the Philippines […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 23, 2013

Scouting: A Pillar Supporting the Priesthood

The Aaronic Priesthood has been blessed by its relationship with Scouting. The same can be true for you. Editor’s Note: The partnership of the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting stretches back nearly a century, since Scouting started in the U.S. in 1910 and in the Church in 1913. Aaronic Priesthood bearers can use Scouting as an […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: Kim Christensen

Kim Christensen, Spanish Fork-UT Kim has been an influence in the Scouting program in his service as a stake president. He is grateful for the Scouting program in the lives of his children and his stake, and continues to support the Church’s decision for the Scouting program to remain the activity arm of the Aaronic […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 04, 2013

Friends of Scouting: Why You Should Support Scouting

Charles Dahlquist, a leader in Scouting in the LDS Church, shares a message for all about Friends of Scouting. Scouting is the LDS Church’s program for young men. The First Presidency recently said, “We are thankful for Scouting’s emphasis on duty to God and moral behavior and its positive influence on the lives of boys […]

By Shaun Heaton
Aug 21, 2013

It’s Not What You Drive, It’s What Drives You

Years ago Gatorade had an ad that said: “It’s not where you’re from; it’s where you’re going. It’s not what you drive, it’s what drives you. It’s not what’s on you; it’s what’s in you. It’s not what you think, it’s what you know”. If what drives you is encouraging boys to succeed, and what’s […]