Tag Archives: reflection

By Utah National Parks Council
May 28, 2017

Let Them Lead: Leading Reflections

Taking time to reflect on activities helps youth feel the spirit, express their feelings, and find meaning in the things they are experiencing. Elder Neal A. Maxwell taught: “May we then do . . . what Nephi did when studying the scriptures, namely, to ‘liken all scriptures’ unto ourselves (1 Nephi 19:23). This is something […]

Venturing Leader Specific Training
By Darryl Alder
Jan 29, 2016

Venturing Leader Specific Training Part 3: Understanding Venturers

You can read other parts of this blog series here: Part 1: The Aims and Methods Part 2: Crew Leadership Part 4: Advisor Responsibilities Part 5: Program Emphasis and Awards Part 6: Annual Program Planning Part 7: Summary and Wrap-up Today we will describe typical developmental characteristics of Venturing-age youth and young adults. We will also […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 8: Rest and Think

The Task: Take a break to ponder how you are doing. Ask what should I stop doing, start doing and continue doing—this is Scouting’s three part evaluation technique. You’ve been busy trying to get up to speed. This might be a good day to relax, step back, and think about how you are doing. There is a lot of new information for […]

By Darryl Alder
Oct 16, 2015

Understanding Venturer Aged Youth

Have you ever stopped to ask: “Why do older youth and young adults want to join a crew…your Venturing crew?” Not many LDS leaders have to ask that question because the youth come with the “calling,” but how many really become a venturer? So often this age group loses interest in Scouting and if you […]

By Brad Harris
Aug 02, 2015

Reflections – Comparing temporal activities to spiritual lessons

Scout leaders for more than a century have closed meetings with a Scoutmaster’s minute, but older youth respond better to what we call a reflection.  Many of the values of Scouting lie beneath the surface, and to make Scouting’s ideals come home to older youth, reflection and likening helps ensure these values are clear to them. Reflection […]