Tag Archives: Boy Scouts of America

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Mark Seastrand

Mark Seastrand Mark has lived in Orem for almost 50 years. He served an LDS Mission in Portugal and received his MBA from BYU. He has been married to his wife Shelley for nearly 30 years. Together they travel and see historic sites around the world. They added two children to their family and gained […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Daniel B. Fugal

Daniel B. Fugal Dan grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He met his wife Jill at a high school play in 1965, and together they have four sons and 12 grandchildren. Dan has served many within his church, community, and country, including time on the Alpine School District Board of Education and the Pleasant Grove […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: David Stirling

David Stirling David is a founding executive, chairman, and CEO of doTERRA, one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the industry. He and his wife Laura have nine children. He holds both a bachelor’s degree and MBA in business. David’s greatest strength lies in his ability to see what can be inspire […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Duff Tittle

Duff Tittle Duff is currently an associate athletic director at BYU. He graduated from BYU with a B.A. in communications and later received a M.A. in human resource management from Hawaii Pacific University. He earned the Eagle Scout Award at age 13 and has served in the Scouting program and in various Church callings with […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Brent Lange

Brent Lange Brent is the VP, CAO, and CDO of Hale Center Theater. He attended the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Brent and his wife Laura reside in Alpine, UT and are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter in law. He enjoys shooting hoops, running, biking, skiing, […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Dr. Mark Rogers

Dr. Mark F. Rogers Mark graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and has lectured on aspects of podiatry. Mark has also traveled internationally providing medical service to the disadvantaged. His hobbies include golf, boating, and fishing. He was a mission president […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Dr. Marlin Christianson

Dr. Marlin Christianson Marlin is a family medicine doctor in the Provo area. He attended medical school at the University of Utah with residency at the US Naval Hospital in Pendleton, California and a fellowship in Florida. He has lived all over the world, but is excited to be back home in Utah. Participating in […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Darryl H. Alder

Darryl H. Alder Darryl received his Eagle Scout Award back in 1965 and hasn’t stopped Scouting since. He is a recent retiree with more than 30 years of service as a career Scouter. While still a teen, he trained to become an Army Reserve medic. He met his wife Sue in an outdoor BYU class. […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Oct 17, 2017

Acting When Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

Have you ever prayed and expected Heavenly Father to answer your prayer right then and there in the way you were anticipating? Did you get off your knees and find yourself disappointed? You aren’t alone. Every day we pray for all kinds of things, but not all of our prayers are answered during our timetable or […]

By Madison Austin
Sep 28, 2017

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp Make Advancement a Breeze

Merit Badge Adventures at Maple Dell Scout Camp have proved time and time again to be a great atmosphere for Scouts to have fun and pursue advancement. This past weekend, the Porter Rockwell District of the Utah National Parks Council put together and hosted the whole event. It was a great success and we are […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Sep 08, 2017

I’m not an Eagle Scout, but I am an RM…(and married)

Ethan Rodriguez never got the memo that being an Eagle Scout was a requirement for dating BYU girls. “I’d be talking to a girl about what she would want in a future spouse and she’d say, ‘He has to be a returned missionary and he has to be, you know, an Eagle Scout.’” said Rodriguez. […]

By Kevin Hunt
Aug 27, 2016

Blessed to be a Part of The Century of Honor Book

The development of the “Century of Honor” book – on the history of Scouting in the LDS Church – was recently chronicled in an article by author Nettie Francis on the LDS/BSA Blogsite.  I invite you to view the full article History Highlights – Behind the Book.  I did not do it alone – but was […]

Four Peaks Mountain
By Kevin Hunt
May 24, 2016

A Gnubie Climb to a Mountain Top Called Four Peaks

I’ve been sharing with you some of the good ol’ days when I was a Gnubie Boy Scout in Troop 155 in Mesa, Arizona.  I have talked and shared of some of our adventures on hikes around the metropolis of Sunflower, Arizona (located about 45 miles northeast of our town of Mesa).  We also climbed […]

By Kevin Hunt
May 14, 2016

I was a Gnubie and Loving Every Minute!

  In the past few blogs, I welcomed you aboard as a Gnubie. And you’re welcome!  Now I’d like to introduce a new theme – that of “Gnubie and loving it”.   Yes, I was a Gnubie and loving every minute!  That would be me!   As I talked about my old Troop 155, I talked […]

boy scout with eagle scout neckerchief
By Deseret News
Mar 11, 2014

Boy Scouts of America and Building Responsible Men

This opinion piece appeared in the Deseret News March 7, 2014. President Obama highlighted an important problem in announcing the “Brother’s Keeper” initiative. As he correctly noted, young men of color in this country are undergoing a crisis. Among black Americans, the unmarried birth rate now stands at about 73 percent. Unemployment among black men […]