Tag Archives: citizenship

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 4: Your Goal

The Task: Understand what you are trying to accomplish. Early in your career as a Varsity leader you need to understand what the program is all about. You may be thinking “advancement” or “high adventure” or even “special programs and events.” But these are just ways to reach the real goal. The real goal is the personal development of each individual boy in in three areas: CHARACTER Values Honor […]

By Maria Milligan
Apr 09, 2015

Local Scout Delivers Report to the Nation

Dallin Stevens, 15, from Team 888 sponsored by Northridge LDS 14th Ward, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. as one of ten Scouts selected to deliver the Boy Scouts of America’s Report to the Nation. Each year, as part of the BSA’s congressional charter, we present a report to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This report covers who […]

By Learning for Life
Dec 04, 2013

Can a renewed focus on citizenship help to solve the bullying problem?

Bullying is not a product of a modern age, but has been increasingly scrutinized in the past decade. After the Columbine High School massacre U.S. Secret Service officials found that bullying “in terms that approached torment,” played a part in two-thirds of the 37 premeditated school shootings they analyzed. The effects and causes of bullying […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 12, 2013

Cub Scouts Learn to Fly

Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service. [1] Boys join Cub Scouts at 8 […]

By Community Submission
Nov 11, 2013

20 Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to Children

Citizenship means being a member of and supporting one’s community and country. A United States citizen has certain freedoms which are declared in the U.S. Bill of Rights. In addition to these privileges, a citizen has an obligation to be informed, law abiding, and uphold basic democratic principles such as tolerance and civic responsibility. Voting, […]

By James Wright
Jun 11, 2013

Why I like being a Scouter

In 1962 I was 24 years old, with three years of college and no idea of what I wanted out of life.  My girlfriend (now wife of 50 years) invited me to an education program that included an occupational counselor. After a short examination the counselor suggested I might fit in a career in “law or […]