Tag Archives: Doing hard things

By Community Submission
Apr 16, 2016

Why We Do Hard Things

  Chandler Jeffcoat participated in the Council’s Philmont trek last year. Here, he shares his experiences and talks about the importance of doing hard things: Philmont is a perfect example of why we do and why we should do hard things. It can show you a different perspective on life; but only if you let […]

By Stan Lockhart
Mar 07, 2016

Teaching Youth to Do Hard Things

The youth of today are inundated with societal messages of instant gratification and the need for fun and entertainment. They are largely persuaded that they can have every reward with little work involved. Unfortunately, those who follow this path will reap what they sow. Many times, adults unintentionally allow their children to heed this siren’s […]

By Darryl Alder
Nov 06, 2015

Mac’s Messages on How Scouting Prepares Missionaries

It’s not often that we feel a need to point you to another blog, but the LDS-BSA Relationships blog has just run a series of insightful articles on the effects of Scouting on a missionary’s preparation. These articles are great resource for parents, leaders, and prospective missionaries that can help them make better use of […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 29, 2015

Leaving Jerusalem, an Ultimate Adventure

Throughout the month of April, The Boy Scout will focus on the fourth pillar: Be prepared by learning to do hard things. A young man will gain confidence, learn leadership skills and prepare for the future as a son of God. The key word is confidence, which a boy gains by doing hard things. Rondo Fehlberg, President of the Utah National Parks Council, BSA […]