Tag Archives: Scout Oath and Law

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By Julia Thompson
Mar 12, 2018

Distinguished and Outstanding Eagle Scout Awards

Every year the Utah National Parks Council comes together to recognize Scouting in the community at an event called the Celebration of Eagles. This event includes an award ceremony for those receiving the Distinguished and Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Distinguished Eagle Established in 1969, the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award is awarded to men who have […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Nov 17, 2017

Applying Scout Spirit to Overcome Everyday Problems

This article is adapted from a story written by Michael Brucia Going into his sophomore year of high school, Michael Brucia held himself to the highest standard in his academic goals. Selecting three AP and two Honors classes, Michael didn’t realize he may have bitten off more than he could chew. Never having taken a […]

By Darryl Alder
Sep 24, 2017

Take the HOV Lane—a Scouter’s Minute

Two weeks ago Elder Gary E. Stevenson addressed members from more than 200 stakes in the Utah South Regional Conference. The centerpiece of his message was that our journey in life is to develop Christlike attributes. He suggested that we work on three of those traits from Preach My Gospel  using the acronym HOV.  On a freeway, HOV stands […]

By Andy Gibbons
Mar 17, 2016

Mentoring Varsity Scouts? Check Your Ethics First

This is part 2 of a 12-part blog series that explores mentoring skills and principles for adults serving teacher and priest-age boys (14-18): Principle #1: Know the Youth and Care About Them Principle #2: Check your Ethics Principle #3: Prepare To Be A Mentor Principle #4: Provide a Model of Leadership Principle #5: Form A […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 12, 2015

Managing Cub Scout Behavior

With the updated Cub Scout Program, we should use the Scout Oath and Scout Law as models for behaving as Scouts. Each month this year, BSA suggests that you focus on one point of the Scout Law. That means January is Trustworthy: A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 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 trained hard and competed together. For four […]

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 Annaleis Smith
Sep 30, 2014

Cub Scouts to use the Scout Oath and Law

(Part 3 of 10 in a series about the new Cub Scout Adventure Program) The Scout Oath – Boy Scouts have been saying it for years.  Varsity and Venturing Scouts make the switch this year.  And next year the “One Oath, One Law” initiative will be complete. When the New Cub Scout Adventure program rolls […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 03, 2014

Scouting “For the Strength of Youth”

Word Match Puzzle Match each category in “For the Strength of Youth” with its corresponding term in the Scout Oath and Law (There can be more than one answer) For the Strength of Youth Scout Oath and Law Agency and Accountability Trustworthy Dating Loyal Dress and Appearance Helpful Family Friendly Education Courteous Entertainment and Media […]

By Pualani Graham
Oct 29, 2013

Eagle Rank About the Journey, Not the Eagle Project

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  The aims of Scouting states that “Every Scouting activity moves boys towards three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 25, 2013

29 Rules of Camping Post – “Psych”: I Know, You Know, That I’m Not Telling the Truth

The Psych theme song by the Friendly Indians includes the lyrics, “…I know, you know, that I’m not telling the truth.” If you have not heard it or if you just loving listening to it, click on the video. It came to our attention yesterday, in part because of all the comments we received on the […]