Category Archives: Training

All about training in the BSA and facts to help train new leaders.

By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 14, 2017

Akela’s Council—an Incredible Experience

I had heard that Akela’s council was life changing, but it is hard to believe until you experience it. I had an incredible time at Akela’s Council 32 in June 2016. I feel like I learned so many things that I can apply to so many different parts of my life!  Anyway, I sat down […]

By Stewart Schow
Mar 09, 2017

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 19: Let the Youth Do It

TASK:  Help your Captain share the leadership load so that every team member has a duty. An important feature of Varsity Scouting is that it offers leadership opportunities to virtually every team member. What do you think this means as to the operation of the Team? In the “Welcome to Varsity Scouting” page, (quoted to the […]

By Melany Gardner
Mar 05, 2017

Let Them Lead

Do we as Scout leaders truly let the boys lead? In Scouting or on Sunday we may catch ourselves planning, executing and ultimately undermining the leadership development of our youth. It may be hard to let go of some control and let them lead, but understanding that our purpose is in teaching and advising, we can guide our young men to become leaders in every part of their lives. It […]

By Melany Gardner
Feb 26, 2017

Connect Them With Heaven

Scouting’s spiritual element is overlooked sometimes. Even when part of your calling has you teaching lessons on Sunday, we don’t often take the everyday opportunities to teach heavenly things. It can be overwhelming to teach young people, but recently the Young Men General Presidency introduced three principles that outline the most important methods you can […]

By Jarom Shaver
Feb 22, 2017

Do Scout Leaders Really Let the Boy Lead?

We recently received some inspirational emails from some of our Scout leaders. They wrote to us with sincerity and passion about the importance of letting boys lead. Do we as Scout leaders really allow the boy’s to lead? The Young Men General Presidency recently announced three principles of becoming an impact teacher, one of which […]

By Melany Gardner
Feb 19, 2017

Be With Them

There’s a lot to learn when working with Young Men in the Church. There’s program stuff like Scouting and Duty to God, Sunday lessons, or just getting to the know the youth in the first place. It can be overwhelming, but recently the Young Men General Presidency introduced three principles that outline the most important […]

By Stewart Schow
Feb 16, 2017

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 17: Training Young Men Youth Leadership (part 1)

The Task: Learn about training available to your youth leaders. As a new Varsity Coach you need to ask yourself these questions.  How do I learn my Job as a Varsity Coach?  What Training courses are available?  And right along with that question is this question.  “How do my young men in the Varsity Team (Teachers quorum) […]

By Debbie Spoons
Feb 11, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

Scout leaders, get ready for Spring and Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready. To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure. Two Courses Available in Springville and […]

By Annaleis Smith
Feb 06, 2017

Upcoming Commissioner Training

Even Commissioners need training. Whether you are a District Commissioner, ADC, Unit Commissioner or Roundtable Commissioner, training exists for you.   This training is for stake leaders asked to help in the Scouting program–High Council members over YM and Primary, Stake YM Presidencies, Stake Primary Presidencies and others. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new […]

By Jon Spencer
Feb 04, 2017

Youth Leadership College Coming to University of Scouting

Calling all youth! If you’re looking to become a better leader in your school, family, sports or church, come to the University of Scouting’s new Youth Leadership College February 18th, 7:30 am – 4 pm at the Orem LDS Institute on UVU campus. Register today at utahscouts.org/uos Whether you are the class president or the […]

By Kent Hansen
Feb 01, 2017

Need Help with Boy Scouting?

Get help at University of Scouting! Boy Scout leaders, let us inspire U at the University of Scouting, February 18 at UVU. We have 18 courses in Boy Scouting designed to help Troop Leaders improve unit operations and programs. But with 150 other courses, this a fun-filled day of Scouting. With education, you’re empowered. So, this […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 30, 2017

Looking for Help with Varsity Scouts?

Coaches Attention: Every boy deserves a trained leader and you can get yours and other updates at the University of Scouting this February 18th at UVU. Participants can choose all seven courses designed for Varsity Scouting to help team leaders improve unit operations and programs. These sessions can apply to earning Scouting degrees. Each session is led by experienced Scouters […]