Tag Archives: leadership

By Clint Lawton
Oct 25, 2014

Leaders of the Next Generation

How does the Scout Oath and Law help to create the leaders of tomorrow?   Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country  and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times;To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 25, 2014

Timberline NYLT 2014—Porter Rockwell District

Introduction I am a Scoutmaster/Course Director for an NYLT “Timberline” course the Utah National Parks Council (UNPC).  I begab being involved with NYLT when my son came as a participant in 2010, and I have staffed courses ever since.  I am excited to do this and bring this wonderful program to the youth scouts in […]

By Joel Zabriskie
Jan 24, 2014

A Testimony of Wood Badge

It’s been 30 years since I attended BSA’s adult leadership training course called Wood Badge. A very patient counselor in my stake presidency invited me several times over a two year period to participate. As 2nd counselor in the Bishopric, my assignments included stewardship for the youth as well as being the Chartered Organization Representative […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 22, 2014

Capturing the Vision of Scouting

Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders can have eternal consequences. When I was a mission president, one particular zone was having a lot of success. I asked one of the zone leaders, “Elder, what’s going on here?” He said, “President, in high school I ran cross-country with a handful of friends. We […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jan 06, 2014

2014 Applications for Philmont are Now Being Accepted

Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont ~2014 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED~ We are excited to announce that the 2013 Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont was another great success!  The Philmont faculty is working hard to prepare for the 2014 Priesthood Leadership Conference, making it a highlight of the year for all […]

By Community Submission
Jan 06, 2014

Working at Philmont Scout Ranch

Each season, Philmont Scout Ranch employs more than 1,000 staff members to operate and support Philmont’s program, Training Center, food service, ranching museums and maintenance and to assist the administrative staff. A wide variety of paid positions are available, including Rangers, Backcountry Program Counselors and Training Center and base camp support staff. The majority of […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jan 06, 2014

Video: All About Philmont Scout Ranch

Every year stake presidencies in the United States are invited to the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at the Philmont Training Center in New Mexico. The purpose of this conference is to help stake leaders better understand how Scouting can support the Aaronic Priesthood. The conference is held under the direction of the Young Men […]

By Dave Pack
Oct 17, 2013

What is Leadership?

Scouting aims to help boys develop into well-rounded young men. Every aspect of Scouting is designed to create a foundation for a boys’ development. One of the methods designed to accomplish this is leadership. But what is leadership in Scouting? Leadership should be centered around the boys. Similar to when a boy makes blackened scrambled pancakes (see article), […]

By Mat Greenfield
Sep 13, 2013

It’s Not Scouting Without the ‘Outing’!

It’s been said that Scouting is 90% ‘outing’. There’s a reason why that is especially true for LDS Scout units. There’s something magical about the outdoors. There’s something inherently spiritual about being in nature. It has a special effect on young men. David Pack, current Utah National Parks Council Scout Executive and former head of […]

By Dave Olpin
Jun 18, 2013

The right to inspiration

While serving as an Provo Mission Training Center branch president, in one group of fifty elders forty-seven of them were Eagle Scouts, and in most groups the average was 60-80 percent. The Right to Inspiration Several years ago, I was acting as a Scout leader, and took a group of boys from Provo, Utah, to […]

By Dave Olpin
Jun 11, 2013

I’ll try

As the story goes, there was a small village in a distant land many years ago.  The villagers were a happy group of people.  The village, however, was unusual because in its center they kept a large log that contained their history. As times changed, the villagers found it very necessary to move to a […]