Tag Archives: LDS Scouting

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 09, 2016

Pack Committee – Why Every LDS Ward Should Have One

Does your pack/ward have a pack committee? When teaching about the pack committee I often ask this question.  In my experience, too many answer no to that question. In my many years of teaching at roundtable, I have often heard “We don’t have a committee,” to which I usually answer “You DO have a committee or […]

By Maria Milligan
Jun 12, 2016

Scouting Develops Integrity

For the past two years, the Utah National Parks Council has focused on a series of tools that help Scouters better communicate with LDS leaders. These tools grew out of two surveys conducted by RED research and Rushford Lee that asked LDS leaders what outcomes they wanted from Scouting and why they thought Scouting mattered to […]

The Utah National Parks Council is the larges council in the BSA with over 84,000 youth and 42,000 adult volunteers
By Maria Milligan
Apr 25, 2016

Council Executive Board Business Meeting Report

On April 9th, the Utah National Parks Council held its annual Executive Board Business Meeting to discuss the state of council affairs and plan for the future. Prior to the meeting, executive board members were asked to consider five strategic initiatives: Charter partner and customer relationships Clear communication and training throughout the organization Technology and […]

LDS/BSA Relationship
By Stan Lockhart
Mar 14, 2016

Our Council and the LDS Church

Much has been said about the BSA/LDS Church relationship over the past year. The policy and communication challenges have really been between National BSA and the Church (issues that are being addressed). At the council level, we simply serve BSA volunteers and boys. Part of the official LDS Church statement dated August 26, 2015 explains, […]

By Maria Milligan
Mar 13, 2016

Scouting Prepares Missionaries

For the past two years, the Utah National Parks Council has focused on a series of tools that help Scouters better communicate with LDS leaders. These tools grew out of two surveys conducted by RED research and Rushford Lee that asked LDS leaders what outcomes they wanted from Scouting and why they thought Scouting mattered to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 22, 2016

Stephen W. Owen, YM General President, Inspires Scouters

Stephen W. Owen, General Young Men President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke Saturday at the 2016 University of Scouting, telling attendees that having young men and mentors come together is what Scouting is all about. Brother Owen gave the keynote address at the event held February 18 at the Utah Valley University […]

By Community Submission
Jan 10, 2016

Charles Dahlquist on why the Church sticks with Scouting, and so does he

Because of my former service as Young Men General President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my continuing association with Scouting, I am often asked, especially recently, about the relationship of Scouting and the Church. Recently, I had that conversation with a good friend and one of my former counselors in […]

By Aubrey Carpenter
Jan 08, 2016

Most Popular Articles of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for The Boy Scout. We had more subscribers, more views, more comments, and more shares than ever before. We loved sharing stories and learning from you last year, and hope 2016 will bring more inspiration, helpful tips, teaching tools, and insights for all of us. We want to take a moment to […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 16, 2015

How to Better Serve LDS Scouting Partners

Western Region Leaders Meet to Brainstorm This is part 2 of an 8-part report. You can read the other posts here: The Chief’s Thoughts on the LDS Partnership Adapting and Implementing Scouting for LDS Purposes Unified Alignment and Service Model Leadership Training The Impact of Technology The Cost of Scouting Summary and Conclusion Tuesday December 8th, […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 15, 2015

The Chief’s Thoughts on the LDS Partnership

This is part 1 of an 8 part series. You can read the other posts here: How to Better Serve LDS Scouting Partners Adapting and Implementing Scouting for LDS Purposes Unified Alignment and Service Model Leadership Training The Impact of Technology The Cost of Scouting Summary and Conclusion Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive of the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2015

How the UNPC Works with and Reports to LDS Leaders

Four years ago, the Utah National Parks Council Executive Board started a new initiative to better serve our chartered partners. This initiative has changed the way we serve our largest chartered partner, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in significant ways. We changed our district structure to better align with LDS church coordinating […]

By Lee Hansen
Sep 28, 2015

The LDS Church Needs Scouting Because Boys Need Scouting

Pres. Monson said, “Scouting is in the church to save boys, one boy at a time.” For many boys in today’s world, Scouting substitutes for the support that families would normally provide. Many boys are being raised by single parents or parents that cannot provide the support they would like to give because of financial […]

By Dave Pack
Mar 13, 2015

What Does the Ideal LDS Wood Badge Course Look Like?

Dave Pack, Scout Executive for Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, was asked by an LDS stake president, “What does the ideal LDS Wood Badge course look like?” Following is the letter Dave wrote to the stake president: President, You asked me to describe to you what the ideal Wood Badge course would look […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mar 08, 2015

President Monson Discusses Strengths of Scouting

In addition to his other service to youth, President Thomas S. Monson has been a lifelong friend of the Boy Scouts of America, which has for nearly a century served as an activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, and other countries such as the Philippines […]