Tag Archives: Eagle Scout

By Madison Austin
Jul 10, 2017

Retaining Our Young Men In Scouting

Even since the early years of Scouting, retaining older youth provides a challenge.  There are many reasons why boys decide to quit Scouting. Many want to be with their peers and, for the most part, Boy Scout troops lack a good peer environment for high-school-aged boys. Other boys may get bored with the program around the […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 06, 2017

LDS Scouts Do NOT Have to Get Their Eagle Before They’re 14

Growing up, I lived very close to my elementary school, so every weekday I found myself walking to school. My mom told me it was good for me, but I was not a fan. I walked to and from school every day, head down, feet moving as quickly as possible.This was my routine for many […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 30, 2017

Finding Exceptional Ways to Meet Advancement Requirements without Exception

“Meet the requirements as they are written with no exception.” This quote is from the Guide to Advancement, topic 10.2.2.0. At first glance, it may sound a bit harsh or restrictive. It could even leave one wondering how a Scout with special needs can meet requirements that seem too tough. Well, through some creativity and […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Jun 06, 2017

Eagle Scout Rank: Why Those Pesky Reference Letters are Important

Your best buddies know you. Mama grew up with you. Your faithful scoutmaster helped you lead. But, your board of review members for your Eagle may not know how you personally conduct your life. For that reason, reference letters can be a good way for members to verify that you live by the Scout Oath […]

By Jarom Shaver
Jan 09, 2017

All My Mission Companions Were Eagle Scouts

Last December marked my four-year anniversary of coming home from my mission. Spain was marvelous, as you may imagine. I was blessed with two great mission presidents and 11 outstanding mission companions. I could not have asked for better long-lasting relationships than those I gained while arduously serving the Lord with these faithful priesthood holders. […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 07, 2015

Four Percent

Last May I was at BSA’s National Annual Meeting, where Michael S. Malone was recognized at the Americanism Breakfast. He had just completed a new and enlarged edition of his history of Eagle Scouting, “Four Percent” (WindRush Publishing, 2012), for which he was being honored. Then, in October, Mr. Malone agreed to write for us in The Voice […]

By Community Submission
Oct 02, 2015

Scouting Prepared My Six Sons to be Missionaries

With six sons outnumbering the lone daughter, there was always a lot of Scouting happening in the Pack house. After thousands of Scout activities and countless Courts of Honor, beads, beltloops, and merit badges, all six sons became Eagle Scouts and all six went on to serve missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

By Adrian
Sep 30, 2015

Honoring a Fallen Eagle

Scouting tends to build strong bonds—between the Scouts themselves, between the Scouts and their adult leaders, and between the individual leaders themselves. So, it has a profound impact on a Troop when a Scout passes away, even if it occurs years after a Scout has graduated from the Troop. Tragically, one of our Eagle Scouts, […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 22, 2015

I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit

Last Friday, after several days of Top Hands Conference, we enjoyed something quite different to close this event. Usually it’s all about business, membership, new units, fundraising, program, etc. but this was a different ending. It was a kind of campfire program, but only the last part where the Scouts have quieted down and it’s […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]

By Melany Gardner
Nov 02, 2014

Daily Herald Eagle of the Week: Caleb Belk

Name: Caleb Belk Age: 18 Hometown: Payson, UT Troop: 96 Date of Eagle: Sept. 14, 2014 Favorite merit badge The Fishing Merit Badge was my favorite. Fishing has always been a big part of my life and I have always spent those times with my Dad, so being able to earn a merit badge about […]

By Jim Bethel
Oct 19, 2014

Nephi was an Eagle Scout

While reading the Book of Mormon a few years ago, I was once again impressed with the young man we know as Nephi. All Latter Day Saints are familiar with his heroics. That got me to thinking that the Church should create some kind of award for young men that emulate Nephi, something in addition […]