Tag Archives: Scouting

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 Community Submission
Nov 15, 2013

A Scouter’s Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. One of the ways we can do that is through poems and prayer. A SCOUTER’S THANKSGIVING PRAYER  With reverence in our hearts, We, Your many children of many beliefs, United in common purpose, Gather to offer this our humble prayer, In Thanksgiving: As Scouters we are thankful for: […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 19, 2013

Silver Beaver Awards Youth Speaker Taylor Lemon

Eagle Scout Taylor Lemon, from Crew 1042 out of Lehi, Utah, welcomed guests and Silver Beaver award recipients at the 2013 Silver Beaver Awards Ceremony held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the American Fork Tabernacle. Taylor was also the youth speaker during the ceremony. It is not a easy thing for a youth to stand […]

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 Utah National Parks Council
Aug 01, 2013

Transforming the Image of Scouting

Ever wondered how to get your boys more engaged with Scouting? Does it suffer from an image problem within your team? Here are some ideas to get that spark going: ·         Keep the “outing” in “Scouting” – outdoor activities attract boys and get attendance. ·         Make it fun. It’s not all about passing things off. ·         Get them […]

By Dave Pack
Apr 12, 2013

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to the launch of the new Utah National Parks Council Blog and Newsletter. We are excited to include you in one of the most important endeavors of our time, the opportunity to influence the development and character of the rising generation. Now more than ever, we need the values of Scouting to be instilled […]