Tag Archives: Do hard things

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 07, 2016

Ten Ways Camp Builds Confidence

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things and build self-confidence. These opportunities help them when they are young and shape their adult lives with important values. “Be prepared by learning too do hard things. A young man will gain confidence, learn leadership skills and prepare for the future as a son of God.” – Pillar 4 […]

By Steve Frisby
Jul 13, 2015

Perseverance and Scouting: Climbing Mt. Rainier

Steve tells of his friend Karl and his challenging attempt at climbing Washington’s Mount Rainier. In the end their perseverance paid off. You can read this adventure at Perseverance and Scouting in the Voice of Scouting. Steve closes with this : “Boys thrive on adventure. Let’s make sure that we keep the outing in Scouting, teach them the skills […]

By Clint Lawton
May 26, 2014

It’s Not About Rock Climbing…

Imagine yourself overlooking a vast expanse of the Arizona desert, standing on the top of a sheer cliff, 200 feet above a rocky gorge below. You peer over the edge and your heart skips a beat. Beside you are some of your closest friends, encouraging you to step to the edge of this rocky cliff […]

By Cheryl Snapp Conner
Dec 09, 2013

How Scouts Can Develop Mental Toughness

This is a great article about mentally strong people. These are characteristics Scouts and Scout Leaders can learn and apply to their own lives to become mentally strong as they do hard things. These are not easy things to do but the first step is awareness and developing a plan. Ask yourself, “Do I have […]