Tag Archives: service

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By Jarom Shaver
Feb 12, 2017

A Lifetime of Scouting – Ken Clegg

If you have been to the Scout Shop in Orem, Utah in the last nine years, you may have had the opportunity to meet Ken Clegg. He probably helped you find a badge you were looking for or cashed you out at the register. All of this you probably noticed he did with a humble […]

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By David Wilson
Dec 16, 2016

LDS Venturers Need ALPS

Photograph of the Matterhorn in the Alps by Sven Scharr No it’s not those Alps! Today David Wilson posted a good explanation of how ALPS, the acronym, helps LDS crews and leaders. In his post, he explained: ALPS is an open, free-flowing type of structure, that when used by your crew allows for positive experiences in […]

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By David Johnson
Nov 09, 2016

Cabela’s Donates Hours of Service for Maple Dell Scout Camp

In late September Joe Haycock, Cabela’s Marketing Manager/PR Liaison, contacted the Utah National Parks Council and told us that they like to do an annual service project and they wanted to volunteer to help the Boy Scouts in Utah County. Joe was quickly routed to me where we discussed several different service projects they might […]

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By Michelle Carpenter
Oct 15, 2016

Camp JJ Celebrates Youth with Presidential Service Award

On Friday, October 7th families and friends crowded in the Canyonlands room at the Utah National Parks Council headquarters building in Orem. They came to watch their buddies and children receive the Presidential Service Award, an award that is given nationally for completing significant service hours. Youth gathered together in groups to chat, rekindling summer friendships. […]

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By Melany Gardner
Jul 24, 2016

How does Scouting help young men serve others?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man learn to serve others? 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 the principle of service is taught through Scouting experiences. Quoting the Scout slogan […]

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By Jim Bethel
Apr 24, 2016

Boy Scouts “Adopt a Highway”

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from around the Price area gathered last Saturday to help do some spring cleaning for our fair city. About 45 youth and adults met at the Price City River Trail parking lot and were organized into groups to start the clean-up. The older boys have adopted Highway 10 (Carbon Ave.) […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 06, 2016

Utah National Parks Council 2015 Annual Report

The Utah National Parks Council would like to present its 2015 Annual Report. The purpose is to communicate the impact that Scouting has in Utah. You will find interesting facts, where the money goes and highlights, along with membership numbers and how the Council is funded. Check it out! or click HERE to download the printable PDF. […]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 04, 2016

The Ties Of Brotherhood

My Ordeal, the overnight experience where I was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, tested and stretched my capabilities. Almost none of the others in attendance were familiar to me. I felt very alone. Little did I know how much that would change. While my first OA brothers were friends from my home troop, […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 15, 2016

Scouting for Food—Service with a Sure Purpose

Last weekend and throughout this week, local Cub Scout packs have delivered door hangers like these. When you get yours, please join the local Scouts as they help us Fight Hunger Statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations, and leaving it outside your front door by 9:00 a.m. on March 19, 2016. Utah […]

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By Shaun Heaton
Feb 21, 2016

Three Brothers Chat on Why Scouting Matters

Shaun Heaton, long time Scouter, pulled three of his Eagle Scout sons together to share how the Six Pillars for communication with LDS leaders played out in each of their lives. Shaun presents each of these pillars to his sons’ for their responses in the video below: (A transcript of this interview follows the video.) Pillar 1: Testimony […]

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By Shaun Heaton
Feb 21, 2016

Eagle Scouts Discuss How Scouting Prepared Them for Their Missions

To help us understand March’s theme on Pillar 3 of the Six Pillars of Being Prepared, Shaun Heaton, a long time Scouter and current Scoutmaster in Troop 444, chartered by the Orem Sunset Heights Fourth Ward, collected thoughts from his Eagle Scout sons on the subject. Here are some of their responses: I feel like this ties in a lot with […]

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By Aubrey Carpenter
Jan 01, 2016

William T. Hornaday Award

You may think it would be impossible for a teenager to document over 1000 hours of volunteer work as well as earn many extra merit badges on top of school, job, and social life, but one teenage boy did just that, and all before his 17th birthday. Porter Bradford, a 17-year-old Eagle scout from Blanding, Utah, recently finished […]

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By Aubrey Carpenter
Dec 24, 2015

Games for Heroes

Whether you’re a Scout looking for ideas for your Eagle Project or just want to make a difference this Christmas Season, you may be able to find inspiration from this simple story of service. Two teenagers wanted to show their support for their heroes, and in doing so became heroes themselves through a hobby that […]