Tag Archives: Missionary Preparation

By Community Submission
Mar 23, 2017

How Varsity Scouting Prepares Missionaries

 President Don Atkinson, former mission president and then SLC mission presidency counselor, delivered an inspiring one hour interactive presentation to Varsity Scout Leaders  in the San Diego Imperial Council. Though a few years old, since this month’s pillar is missionary prep, we’d like to reflect back on his words.    He used the Scout Oath […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 04, 2016

Two Uniforms of Christ-like Service

I grew up watching my younger brother Mikey dressed in uniform for Boy Scouting events. He wore all the required clothing: a buttoned up shirt with an American flag on the right shoulder, dark pants, and official crests and emblems. As he grew in his Scouting endeavors, he gained other tokens to add to his […]

By Melany Gardner
Aug 21, 2016

How does Scouting help young men prepare to be missionaries?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man to prepare to be a missionary? We asked these questions and more to our Scouting leaders and members of the community. Watch the video below to hear them tell us their experiences on how Scouting prepares successful missionaries. Cindy Gagon, a Scouting volunteer and mother […]

By Steven Sutherland
Feb 28, 2016

How Scout Camp Prepares the Rising Generation of Missionaries

Whenever a young man can get away from home, especially in the great out-of-doors, and experience new things, this creates within him a greater perspective on life. It sets him apart from many of his non-Scout peers by giving him wholesome, positive and unique experiences to build a solid foundation of core values and attributes. […]

By Darryl Alder
Nov 06, 2015

Mac’s Messages on How Scouting Prepares Missionaries

It’s not often that we feel a need to point you to another blog, but the LDS-BSA Relationships blog has just run a series of insightful articles on the effects of Scouting on a missionary’s preparation. These articles are great resource for parents, leaders, and prospective missionaries that can help them make better use of […]

By Community Submission
Oct 02, 2015

Scouting Prepared My Six Sons to be Missionaries

With six sons outnumbering the lone daughter, there was always a lot of Scouting happening in the Pack house. After thousands of Scout activities and countless Courts of Honor, beads, beltloops, and merit badges, all six sons became Eagle Scouts and all six went on to serve missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

By Ann Shumway
Jan 18, 2015

How Serving on Camp Staff Prepared My Son for A Mission

On Christmas, there’s nothing a missionary mom looks forward to more than the call from their missionary serving somewhere throughout the world.  I was no exception. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long because my son’s call came at 7:00 AM. After more than a half hour of catching up and hearing some of the […]