Tag Archives: Boy Scouts of America

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 18, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Paddle Sports

Make a splash with Canoeing, Kayaking, and stand up Paddleboarding Long before people voyaged across the oceans in ships powered by sails and engines, they began to cross the water using paddle craft. Early in human history, what started off as swimming with something that floated turned into building rafts and using a device for […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 11, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Rifle Shooting

What does it take to be a great marksman? Have you ever given thought as to the many different choices of rifle shooting that are available? Did you know that rifle shooting is a recognized sport in the Olympics? Rifle shooting offers you the ability to increase your skills and enjoy the exciting sport over […]

By Madison Austin
Jan 08, 2018

The Dixie Scout Expo: A day of Scout Fun and a Chance to Win a trip to Disneyland

On February 24, 2018, The Dixie Scout Expo will be open for Scouts and families to enjoy.    Visit the Dixie Scout Expo on Feb 24, 2018, at the Dixie Center in St George    Expo Visitor Hours: 9am – 2pm The Dixie Scout Expo is a one-day Scouting event that brings together Scouts and community organizations from throughout […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Jan 04, 2018

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Technology

Better Living Through Technology & Innovation Technology is all around us, from our homes to our schools to the great outdoors. While we tend to think of technology as the latest electronic gadget, any invention that makes our lives easier could be considered an application of technology. The cellphone in your pocket is an example of […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 21, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Cycling

Getting Stronger, Going Farther Bicycling is a great way to combine exercise, travel, and recreation in one activity. Few activities are better than uphill cycling for intense aerobic exercise and physical fitness. Cycling’s downhill speed is simply thrilling. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews Volume 1. (You can also read this […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Dec 11, 2017

Prominent Local Leaders Share How Their Eagle Prepared Them For Missions

How does earning an Eagle Scout prepare you to be a more effective full-time missionary? Just ask this year’s 2017 Celebration of Eagles recipients. These men have made a tremendous difference in their community through their influential examples and service. Watch the video below to learn about how becoming Eagle Scouts prepared them for LDS […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 27, 2017

This Giving Tuesday Support Your Local Scouting Community

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many are focusing on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Join us in celebrating Giving […]

Norman Rockwell Scouts in Prayer
By Kevin Hunt
Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Scouting: A Poem

As I think about Thanksgiving, gratitude, and Scouting, they all seem to go together.  So, I wrote a poem about it all and would like to share it with you. I’m So Grateful I’m in Scouting I’m so grateful I’m in Scouting, growing, serving, so much to give. Scouting brotherhood and outings, Oh, what a […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Nov 23, 2017

Program Feature for LDS Youth: Fitness & Nutrition

Getting Into Shape Fitness is essential to many everyday activities and a major contributor to a long, healthy life. Because of the new world additions such as Netflix and junk food, many leaders (and youth) aren’t as fit as they’d like to be. This article features the program module from Program Features for Troops, Teams and […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Nov 17, 2017

Applying Scout Spirit to Overcome Everyday Problems

This article is adapted from a story written by Michael Brucia Going into his sophomore year of high school, Michael Brucia held himself to the highest standard in his academic goals. Selecting three AP and two Honors classes, Michael didn’t realize he may have bitten off more than he could chew. Never having taken a […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Nov 16, 2017

Program Feature: Caving

An Adventure Underground Beneath the earth’s surface lies a magnificent realm darker than a moonless night. Just as climbers are tempted by summits that rise far above familiar ground, cavers are drawn into a subterranean wilderness every bit as exciting and remarkable as any place warmed by the rays of the sun. In this article […]

By Madison Austin
Nov 03, 2017

The New Eric Dowdle Puzzle: Voted Best Christmas Gift to Give this Year

Just in time for Christmas, our own Maple Dell Scout Camp will become the face of the season’s best gift to give: the newest Eric Dowdle puzzle! See the familiar sites of the Utah National Parks Council’s flagship camp come to life with energetic Scouts, famous Scouting figures and more. Pre-order yours today and help […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Mark Butler

Mark Butler Mark is married to the love of his life, Kimberly Sorensen, with whom he recently shared a 25th wedding anniversary. They live in Spring Lake with their four wonderful children. Mark works for Jones Paint and Glass as vice-president of Finance and Marketing. Mark has served his church and community in ward and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Chip A. Childs

(Russell) Chip A. Childs When Chip left Cedar City to attend college at Brigham Young University and work in Salt Lake City, he never imagined he would return home to southwest Utah. However, in 2001 he was offered the position of vice president-controller at SkyWest Airlines and settled in St. George with his wife and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Darren Paul

Darren Paul Darren, the Lehi Police Chief, is a fourth-generation police officer. This father of four has been with the Lehi Police Department since 1994. Darren earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice and a bachelor’s in emergency services managment from UVU. He proudly earned his Master of Public Administration degree from BYU. He loves […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Matt Paxman

Matt Paxman Matt Paxman was born in Salt Lake City. There, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, co-planning his Eagle project with his wife-to-be, Alissa, as she finished the Young Womanhood Recognition award in the LDS Church. They are going on 15 years of marriage and are parents of three. Matt is a solution […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Eugene Probst

Eugene Probst Born in Midway, Utah, Eugene Probst became the first Eagle Scout there in 1940. He served aboard the USS Oakhill for 28 months in the South Pacific during WWII, engaging in seven major invasions. Gene has dedicated his life to serving his community and his family. He served as city councilman for eight […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Lynn Snow

Lynn Snow Lynn Snow has lived most of his life in Roosevelt, Utah. He graduated from USU with a degree in accounting. He founded a CPA firm, a real estate construction and development company, and a real estate brokerage business. Lynn has served in Scouting as a 11-year-old Scout leader, Scoutmaster, Wood Badge course director, […]