Tag Archives: LDS Scouting

cub scouting essentials
By Julia Thompson
Jun 26, 2018

Cub Scouting Essentials: Doing Your Best and Where to Start

So, you are a new leader or have a child who is new to Cub Scouts, now what? Although Cub Scouting can seem daunting, as it is the first step many youth, leaders and parents often take into Scouting, it is well worth it. The skills learned in this program will be the essential building blocks for a […]

scoutbook for leaders
By Madison Austin
Jun 11, 2018

5 Reasons Why Leaders Need Scoutbook Now More than Ever

Whether you’re an LDS Scout unit planning the last 18 months of your charter or a community unit at any stage, Scoutbook will help you have a high-quality program and easily track your Scouts’ progress. When BSA announced its acquisition of Scoutbook in April 2015, they said: “Scoutbook helps the organization connect with its leaders […]

By Madison Austin
May 18, 2018

Top 4 Comments on LDS – BSA Announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this past week that, starting on Jan. 1, 2020, it will shift the focus of its youth programs toward serving an increasingly global membership. There was a mixed response as many Scouters began wondering what this news means for the BSA and reflected on their time in the […]

By Maloree Anderson
May 18, 2018

How to Support and Integrate Older Boys in the Troop

Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be no longer be a chartered-partner with the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2020, most LDS units will continue the Scouting experience. That means there is still a need to know how to support and integrate older boys into the troop. So, what are […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 09, 2018

Utah National Parks Council Committed to Serving LDS Youth and Future Community Partners

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announced that beginning in 2020, the Church will no longer charter Scouting units because they will be launching a new program that meets the needs of their increasingly global membership. […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Mar 28, 2018

Making Leadership Positions More Meaningful in LDS Scouting

It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re feeling refreshed after a wonderful Sacrament meeting. One of the brothers in the ward just gave a powerful talk about the importance of helping the young men in the ward be successful. This causes you to ponder on your role as the Scoutmaster. You begin thinking about all of the […]

By Julia Thompson
Feb 16, 2018

Single Mom, Allison Jackson, Found Purpose Through Scouting

Single Mom to Scouter Allison Jackson, a single mom from a small Pennsylvania town, used Scouting to light her way home after years lost at sea. She was inactive in the Church and frustrated with people. She felt like an outsider looking in, wanting badly to belong. Out of the blue, a sister called Allison […]

By Maria Milligan
Feb 12, 2018

New Roundtable Curriculum for LDS Troops

Need help with your Scouting program? Have questions? New to your calling? Roundtable can help! Our new roundtable curriculum is more focused than ever on helping youth have a high-quality activity program that ties to Sunday lessons and goals. Scouting programs facilitate high-quality, boy-led activities. The goal of roundtable is to help stake leaders and […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Feb 04, 2018

How Can LDS Scouts Celebrate Scout Sunday?

Do you remember when, not too long ago, LDS Scouts would wear their uniforms to church and proudly pass out the sacrament on Scout Sunday? Many Scouts still hold dear the fond memories of being able to proudly represent their troop and the BSA organization in front of their church community on Scout Sunday. They […]

By Madison Austin
Oct 08, 2017

History Highlights of LDS Girls in Scouting

The position and involvement of LDS girls in Scouting has always been somewhat vague and often misunderstood. Follow along for some quick history highlights and explanations of how we came to the current position of girls in Scouting.  In the beginning… In 1869, the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association was organized by Brigham Young to encourage […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 15, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About What’s Happening This Summer At Entrada

The warmth of the red desert surrounds you as you as you pull into camp at Entrada High Adventure Base. It’s 6:30 am and the site is already bustling with life as the staff and campers get ready for a long day of excursions and activities in the Moab Desert. Entrada is special because there […]

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 […]