Tag Archives: advancement

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By Maloree Anderson
Jul 25, 2016

Cub Scouts with Special Needs

During the 2016 University of Scouting, I attended a class that focused on Cub Scouting with special needs. The class was taught by Deann Torsak, whose son has high functioning autism (Aspergers). She introduces herself as someone who does not have any formal special needs training through education; she does, however, have experience through co-managing a special […]

Scoutbook feature
By Darryl Alder
Jun 22, 2016

Scoutbook: Managing Advancement—And Soon, So Much More!

When BSA announced its acquisition of Scoutbook in April 2015, it stated “Scoutbook expands Scouting’s presence in the digital space and helps the organization connect with its leaders and members when, where, and how they prefer.” In its Bryan on Scouting “Blog for BSA’s Adult Leaders,” Scouting magazine has called Scoutbook a “revolutionary web app […]

Coach Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jun 09, 2016

Aims of Scouting and the Varsity Scout Program

The aims of Scouting are found in the mission of the BSA: 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; the vision is to prepare every eligible youth in […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 02, 2016

The Varsity Vision—Team Coach Position-Specific Training

As Varsity Scouting launched, I jumped in with both feet. Our ward bishop allowed, asked or was inspired to give me chance to work with the wonder of this older boy; I served as a team coach for three wonderful years. At 15, Varsity Scouts are two-thirds of the way to manhood, but still boys. It […]

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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 Annaleis Smith
Mar 29, 2016

Cub Scout Purposes – Personal Achievement

Cub Scout Purposes – In a continuing series we are taking a look at some of the reasons WHY Cub Scouting is important and relevant as well as HOW we achieve those purposes. This week’s article will discuss the concept of Personal Achievement – (Click on links below to read about the other purpose of Cub […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 30, 2015

Preparing for the New Boy Scout Rank Requirements

BSA’s 411 Program Updates are nearly all in place except for Boy Scouting, which makes its final changes in January 2016. Of course, the first things you will notice are the new rank requirements. These were introduced last May but take full effect on January 1st ; Scouts joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016 MUST use the new requirements. Boys […]

Board of Review Feature
By Darryl Alder
Nov 25, 2015

A Board of Review Can be Scary

Thinking back to my Boards of Review, I remember always being apprehensive. Not that I had not done the work—I had—but it was so intimidating to get in front of adults you hardly knew and then have them fire questions at you. The worst one, however, was my Eagle Review. It was at the Council […]

Scout Rank Feature
By Pualani Graham
Oct 22, 2015

Things Are a Changin’—Transitioning to the 2016 Boy Scout Requirements

The new 2016 Boy Scout Requirements are coming and WE ALL need to be ready for them.  I have been contemplating the best way to get the word down to each individual unit.  I’ve tried a couple of things, including contacting the District Advancement Chairs in each district.  And then I sent an email out […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Jun 02, 2015

LDS Cub Scouts CAN go camping!

In the new Cub Scout program there are required adventures for all ranks that center around the idea of learning to camp.  The boys are required to participate in a campfire program, learn about the Leave no Trace principles, the outdoor code and more.  But wait… as per the “Green Scouting Handbook”, (page 4 section […]

Guide to Advancement
By Boy Scouts of America
Mar 18, 2015

Helpful Advancement Links

Here are some links to the most current materials of interest for Scouters who are involved in the administration of advancement. These and many more resources are available via the Advancement Resources page. Guide to Advancement Advancement Educational Presentations: Why Advancement?  In this series of videos, individuals give testimony about the quality of their Scouting […]

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By Annaleis Smith
Mar 03, 2015

Key to Cub Scout Transition is Planning!

Planning for the new Cub Scout program just might be the key to transitioning smoothly from the old (current) Cub Scout program into the new.   While talking with many of you over the past few months at Roundtables, Cub Scout leader Pow Wows and most recently at University of Scouting, there still tends to […]

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By Maria Milligan
Feb 03, 2015

Blue and Gold Banquet Ideas

February is Blue and Gold Banquet time! This month celebrates Scouting’s birthday, and packs across the nation hold banquets as a birthday party. This meeting is often the highlight of the year for packs and it’s a great time to invite families, former leaders, community members, and local Scouters to come celebrate with you. Your pack can […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]

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By Brent Troutner
Nov 08, 2014

Space Isn’t Easy

I literally grew up with the Space Race. I was born just after the Soviets scared the daylights out of America with the launch of Sputnik, and every year and month of my young life corresponded with America’s reach for the stars. In school we learned about the Mercury and Gemini programs and it’s assorted […]