Tag Archives: Stake Encampments

LDS/BSA Relationship
By Stan Lockhart
Mar 14, 2016

Our Council and the LDS Church

Much has been said about the BSA/LDS Church relationship over the past year. The policy and communication challenges have really been between National BSA and the Church (issues that are being addressed). At the council level, we simply serve BSA volunteers and boys. Part of the official LDS Church statement dated August 26, 2015 explains, […]

By Community Submission
Nov 18, 2015

New Youth, Same Great Stake Encampment Experience

In 2006, Joel Zabriskie, then president of the Highland Utah East Stake, helped his stake plan and organize a stake encampment at Bacon Park. This encampment included a Wood Badge course for stake leaders, National Youth Leadership Training (Timberline), a Varsity All Stars course, a Kodiak course for older youth, and camp activities and merit badge […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Feb 01, 2015

Encampments and Venturing Influence Missionary Service

Highland Utah East Stake President Howard Bangerter testifies, “When young men have a vision of the miracles they will perform as missionaries, they readily accept the challenges of doing ‘hard things’ to prepare.” That vision was put to the test with the stake’s last two leadership encampments that showcased BSA’s older youth program as a […]

By John Gailey
Jan 03, 2015

Why Summer Camp?

Talk to any adult who was a Scout as a kid, and they’ll likely tell you that summer camp was one of the highlights of their Scouting experience. Why? Their responses will vary, but will usually be centered around: Outdoor adventures they have never experienced before; Challenges they overcame, whether physical, emotional or spiritual; Successes […]