Tag Archives: Learning for Life

By Maria Milligan
Jan 05, 2015

Donors Grant Learning for Life and Scouting a Bright Future

Having someone walk into the classroom with a huge wig, sunglasses, and a bag slung over her shoulder may not have been common in your school, but these days it isn’t that far out of the ordinary for kids at Sharon Elementary, a Title 1 school in Orem. These children just squealed and laughed when […]

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 Utah National Parks Council
Apr 02, 2014

Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant to fund Learning for Life

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boy Scouts receive $2,500 grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to fund Learning for Life Orem, UT, April 2, 2014 – Good character is not formed automatically. It is learned through personal experience and positive examples. Learning for Life, a subsidiary program of the Utah National Parks Council, […]

By Learning for Life
Dec 04, 2013

Can a renewed focus on citizenship help to solve the bullying problem?

Bullying is not a product of a modern age, but has been increasingly scrutinized in the past decade. After the Columbine High School massacre U.S. Secret Service officials found that bullying “in terms that approached torment,” played a part in two-thirds of the 37 premeditated school shootings they analyzed. The effects and causes of bullying […]

By Learning for Life
Nov 18, 2013

Learning for Life Explorer Scholarship Opportunities

Are you an Explorer looking toward graduation and career? Career training can help an Explorer achieve greater learning and job training. Check out these great scholarship opportunities through the Boy Scouts, Learning for Life program. For more information about Explorer opportunities, contact Ann Shumway at ann.shumway@scouting.org or 801-437-6218. Since 1991 the Learning for Life character education […]

By Learning for Life
Nov 18, 2013

Learning for Life Explorer Program Research Report

A National Program-Outcomes Study Conducted by Louis Harris & Associates The Exploring program contributes to the healthy development of today’s young adults by providing them with the environment, resources, and relationships they need to learn and grow. This study addresses the issue of how healthy development is fostered by addressing a key question that a […]

By Ann Shumway
Nov 06, 2013

Teaching Teens about Financial Responsibility

Learning the basics of budgeting before moving out on their own is a necessary step toward ensuring that teens grow up to be financially responsible adults. Setting a good example for your teens to follow and a little parental involvement may be all it takes to transform naïve teens into budget-conscious adults. Leading by example […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2013

Boy Scouts Teach Bike Safety Rules and Bike Safety Tips to Sixth Graders

Scouters from the Utah National Parks Council went to Sharon Elementary today to teach 6th grade students about biking safety rules and offered some safety tips. Miss Stone’s 6th grade class was one of the classes that participated in the activity and had a great time. All students knew how to ride a bike but […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: Robert Gentry

Robert Gentry, Pleasant Grove-UT Bob has been involved with Scouting for more than 20 years. HE served as a member of the council Executive Board as Vice President of Learning for Life. He also served the community as a former superintendent for the Provo School District, former president of the Provo Kiwanis Club, and on […]

By Ann Shumway
Oct 01, 2013

Life Skills Lessons: Cooperation

What is cooperation? a common effort working together for a common benefit team work form a common association to be compliant Cooperation promotes a good working environment, encourages peace, and advances humanity.  In order to cooperate we must first tackle our own feelings of greed or jealousy, often accompanied by wanting to achieve something by […]

By Ann Shumway
Sep 30, 2013

Ages & Stages: Helping Young Children Learn to Cooperate

Stage by Stage 3-4 by Susan A. Miller, EdD, and Ellen Booth Church Young 3-year-olds are often unable to understand the need to share materials and take turns. Three-and-a-half-year-olds begin initiating activities that require working together. Fours enjoy collaborating on tasks and activities. Stage by Stage 5-6 • Kindergartners see the value of cooperating through […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 24, 2013

New Learning for Life Director

What is Learning for Life and what does it have to do with the Boy Scouts? The Learning for Life Corporation offers seven programs designed to support schools and community based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. The […]

By Ann Shumway
Sep 19, 2013

Fun Activities for Teaching Cooperation

Create Roles – Teach children about cooperation through group activities that require skills such as waiting, turn taking, and following directions.  Below are few fun ideas. Cooking – Small group cooking activities are a fun way to divide work and practice skills.  Have a written or pictorial recipe with ingredients and steps presented in order. Assign […]