By Shaun Heaton
Aug 21, 2013

It’s Not What You Drive, It’s What Drives You

Years ago Gatorade had an ad that said:

“It’s not where you’re from; it’s where you’re going. It’s not what you drive, it’s what drives you. It’s not what’s on you; it’s what’s in you. It’s not what you think, it’s what you know”.

If what drives you is encouraging boys to succeed, and what’s in you is the desire to help these boys accomplish that goal: you know what it takes to raise great men.

The Boy Scouts relies on dedicated volunteers to help shape the future of America. Each volunteer, each parent that encourages youth in Scouting is critical to the success of the Utah National Parks Council. Currently, around 43,000 volunteers in the Utah National Parks Council provide leadership and guidance to help young boys make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lives by teaching them to live the Scout oath and law.

Lindon Ward

Parents with Scout in Lindon 13th Ward, Troop 1181

As parents, Scouters and leaders of LDS Youth you are creating an army of righteous young men who will move forward and be a light to the world. You are crucial in helping boys learn the responsibilities of the Aaronic Priesthood. These boys will one day hold higher responsibilities in the gospel as they mature and advance.

We are living in a difficult age where there is a lot of evil in the world. The voices from the “great and spacious building” are growing louder in their attitude of mocking, scoffing and pointing their fingers toward those who are living moral and ethical lives. [1]

Scouting is the arm of the Aaronic Priesthood in the LDS Church. During the turbulent years of a young mans’ youth, when he is learning to make righteous choices, the Scouting program helps him to stay on the straight and narrow path, grasping on to the iron rod that will lead him through the pitfalls and challenges he will face.

More volunteers are needed to help support the more than 83,000 youth participating in Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council. To those who are volunteering, we encourage you to recommit yourself to Scouting and to those who are not yet volunteering, we invite you to become a volunteer and lighten the load and share in the joy of teaching young men to live the Scout oath and law.

Author: Shaun Heaton | Volunteer, Utah National Parks Council

Reference

[1] See 1 Nephi 8: 26-28

 

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