Tag Archives: Varsity Scouts

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By Ken Cluff
Jul 28, 2014

30th Anniversary of Varsity Scouting Celebration this Year

Varsity Scouting was officially adopted by the Boy Scouts of America in 1984. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially endorsed the program about that same time. The following announcement appeared in the January 1984 issue of the Ensign: President Ezra Taft Benson of the Council of the Twelve, instructed the Brethren to implement the Varsity Scouting program, he [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Apr 12, 2014

Peak Experience

I think the mountaintop ceremony may be the most rewarding portion of your Operation ON TARGET experience. The ceremony may be held around a campfire near the mountain peak on Friday evening. Gathering your team in a secluded spot, follow the team’s outline, have a reverent mountaintop ceremony that includes reading the letter from President Erying, of the first presidency of the [...]

Timberline Feature
By Darryl Alder
Oct 30, 2013

Timberline – National Youth Leadership Training

BSA’s objectives for youth are character, citizenship and fitness. The way we get to these objectives is through time tested methods. For Ventures, Boy and Varsity Scouts there are 7 to 10 methods but common among each is leadership development. Youth leadership training in BSA is a three-phase training experience, and a common thread will [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 17, 2013

Silver Beaver: Marvin Hyer

Marvin Hyer, Cedar City-UT Marv is an exceptional leader who chaired the first two road rallies for Varsity Scouts in his district; he was selected to help develop a high adventure pilot program for Venturers. His labors are bearing fruit; Scouts who went with him to Lake Powell are now leaders in Scouting and in [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: Scott Ferrin

Scott Ferrin, Provo-UT Scott is an associate professor of educational leadership and foundations and adjunct professor of law at BYU. He has been involved as a Scoutmaster and working with the Varsity Scouts. He has lectured internationally and been published widely in many scholarly journals and books on topics such as educational law and policy. [...]