Tag Archives: testimony

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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 Melany Gardner
Jun 30, 2016

How does Scouting help a young man gain a testimony?

Why does Scouting matter? How does Scouting help a young man gain a testimony of his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ? 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 testimonies are gained through Scouting experiences. Ryan […]

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By Community Submission
May 01, 2016

Why No Campfire Program Should be Without a Testimony

Have you noticed that when you gather united in a purpose, you bring the spirit with you? Are we giving youth enough opportunities to gather together, teach, and invite the spirit into our activities, lessons, service projects, and campfires? Yesterday at the Northfield Pleasant Grove Stake Wood Badge Course, President Krist McFarland spoke on gathering […]

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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 Maria Milligan
Jan 31, 2016

5 Ways to Bring Sunday Lessons into Scout Activities, and Vice Versa

Scouting has always had Duty to God as a core part of its goals and methods. Baden-Powell famously said, “There is no religious ‘side’ of the movement. The whole of it is based on religion, that is, on the realization and service of God. Let us, therefore, in training our Scouts, keep the higher aims […]

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By David Peterson
Jun 26, 2015

Be Prepared to Do Our Duty: Must We Choose Between our God and our Country?

“A man seeks employment on a farm. He hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer. It reads simply, ‘He sleeps in a storm.’ The owner is desperate for help, so he hires the man. Several weeks pass, and suddenly, in the middle of the night, a powerful storm rips through the valley. Awakened […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 06, 2015

Pillars for Communication With LDS Leaders

During the past nine months the Council Marketing Committee has presented tools to help Scouters better communicate with and help LDS leaders. These tools take the form of six pillars, called “Why Scouting Matters.” The Utah National Parks Council, BSA is grateful to Rushford Lee and the team at RED research for a second survey of LDS leaders, asking them […]

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By Community Submission
Jan 04, 2015

An Elder Writes Home to His Brother

Dear Josh, Hey man, it’s your bro Zac. Right now you are up at Timberline (National Youth Leadership Training) and probably reading this in your tent or by yourself or something. I’m not exactly sure what you’ve just done, but I think it was the rock dedication. I really loved that experience. It was amazing every […]

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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 […]