Tag Archives: Eagle Scout

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 […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 31, 2014

Eagle Scout Project Fundraising: The Elephant in the Room

Taken from March 2014 Advancement News If asked to describe your mental picture of a successful Eagle Scout service project, most would mention service, leadership, teamwork, and a benefit to the community. However, as projects are proposed and planned, one key component, that of project funding, is often the “elephant in the room” that no […]

By Bryan Wendell
Jul 16, 2014

How would you define the term ‘Eagle Scout’?

An “Eagle Scout” is a resourceful,thoughtful, fearless, creative, flawed crybaby with a heart of gold; whose strength is maintained through daily exercise, diet and meditation; and while not a fool is determined to be of service to anyone at literally any time when asked respectfully and honestly. The Eagle Scout hates evil, inequities, and dishonest […]

By Daily Herald
Jul 13, 2014

Eric Hauer named Eagle of the Week

This article reprinted from the Daily Herald, July 13, 2014: Ethan Hauer has been chosen as the Eagle Scout of the Week. Ethan was chosen from a pool of Scouts throughout Utah County. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout on July 1, 2014. Ethan shared the following responses with the Daily Herald. Name:  Ethan Hauer […]

By Bryan Wendell
Jul 05, 2014

Which fictional characters are most likely to be Eagle Scouts?

What do an ’80s TV problem-solver, a shield-toting Avenger and one of the greatest movie heroes of all time have in common? According to your fellow Scouters on Facebook, these three and other fictional characters would be Eagle Scouts, if they existed in the real world. MacGyver, Captain America and Indiana Jones are just three of the individuals you said would […]

By Bryan Wendell
Apr 07, 2014

Chris Evans’ Captain America was inspired by an Eagle Scout

Captain America and Eagle Scouts: Both wear uniforms, and of course they’re both patriotic and brave. But recently I learned the shield-toting Avenger has even more in common with young men who earn Scouting’s highest award than you might think. Chris Evans, the actor who plays the titular superhero in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, says “Cap” was modeled after […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 04, 2013

The Boy Scouts: A Positive Youth Development Program

The 20th century saw a change in how society viewed childhood and adolescence. [1] And I think we could claim that the 21st century is seeing still another shift in how society views childhood and adolescence. The 1950s saw an increase in juvenile crime (those were the good old days now) and concerns about youth. […]

By Merit Badge Knot
Dec 02, 2013

Utah Twins Family History of Scouting Guides Them Toward Earning All Merit Badges

Nathan and Matthew Anderson, 17 year-old twin brothers of Spanish Fork, have earned every merit badge the Boy Scouts of America has to offer — a total of 121. The boys earned their Eagle awards when they were 12 and one-half years old. After achieving their Eagle rank, the boys still had six years of […]

By Daily Herald
Dec 02, 2013

Earning them all: Few Scouts honored for unusual feat

November 28, 2013 12:25 am  •  Cathy Allred – Daily Herald Former Provo resident Troy Pugh launched meritbadgeknot.com in 2008 to recognize Scouts who earned all merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America when they were Scouts. “At the end of the day, there are very few Scouts that do this. They have to do […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Nov 15, 2013

Significant BSA Awards Presented to LDS Members

NAME AWARD YEAR CHURCH POSITION Allen, Dantzelle Silver Antelope 2007 Anderson, J. Patrick Silver   Antelope 2012 Ashton, Marvin J. Eagle   Scout 1963 Apostle Ashton,   Marvin J. Silver Antelope 1963 Ashton, Marvin J. Distinguished   Eagle Scout 1988 Apostle Backman, Robert L. Eagle   Scout 1957 Quorum   of the Seventy Backman,   […]

By Community Submission
Nov 15, 2013

A Collection of Eagle Poems

 EAGLE One day many summers ago In an Indian Village An old warrior, a woman, and a shepherd Were sitting and talking Enjoying the springtime sun. Overhead an Eagle flew Drifting, circling, dipping Against a sky the color of deep water. The shepherd looked at the Eagle and saw Terror and death from the skies, […]

By Community Submission
Nov 05, 2013

Microsoft’s Brad Anderson: Feet on the Ground, Head in the Cloud

A tuxedo-wearing hero driving an Aston Martin in a high-speed car chase. A tattooed super-villain, crumbling before his steely-eyed stare. Thousands of onlookers, shaken and stirred. These are just a few scenes from the tech thriller Live and Let Cloud or, if you’re Brad Anderson, a Monday. [Adjust cufflinks, cue theme music.] Anderson leads a […]