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    (This blog post originally appeared on Cory Maloy’s Blog) It has been a big week for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). On May 23, the voting members of the National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction of its membership policy denying membership to youth based on sexual orientation. The change will go [...]

    The post Why the New Boy Scout Membership Policy is a Big Win for Youth appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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  • 10/03/13--13:56: A Boy Scout is Fit for Life
  • It’s not hard to imagine a Boy Scout hiking 15 miles up a mountain with a 50 pound pack on his back. Neither is it hard to imagine them climbing steep rock faces, canoeing across lakes, or playing a competitive game of basketball. With these common activities, it’s no surprise that the third aim of [...]

    The post A Boy Scout is Fit for Life appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    Are you a country music fan? If so, then you have probably heard of The Oak Ridge Boys. Checkout this catchy jingle from the group and find out more about them. From the groups website: A Piece of History Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part [...]

    The post The Oak Ridge Boys: Checkout the Boy Scouts Jingle appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated its 100 year association with the Boy Scouts of America. It was on May 21, 1913 that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formally sponsored Scouting as the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood. Titled, “A Century of Honor,” the program showed how [...]

    The post LDS Church Celebrates “A Century of Honor” with the Boy Scouts appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    VERNAL — When Brent Taylor first heard about Moonshine Arch, the scoutmaster for Troop 544 knew it was a perfect spot for a weekend campout. And when he found out the arch had been vandalized, Taylor knew his Scouts could clean it up. “I thought this would be a good service project for the boys,” [...]

    The post Vandalized arch receives much-needed makeover from Boy Scouts appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    SALT LAKE CITY — A group of Utahns who had served LDS missions in the Philippines in the 1990s began sending aid to the typhoon victims and Tuesday a Boy Scout decided to join their efforts. The group of former LDS missionaries began sending people and relief supplies to the people in the Philippines after [...]

    The post Highland Boy Scout Joins Effort for Philippines Typhoon Victims appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common [...]

    The post Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2 appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    Once you have planned the annual conference (Part 1) and successfully held it (Part 2), you need to make sure your plan is carried out. This post will go over creating the calendar after your conference and making it useful. This includes using monthly planning as a time to check on your progress, remind everyone [...]

    The post Making the Most out of the New Program Features: Part 3 appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    Cub Scouting helps a boy learn and grow in many ways. It also prepares him to be a Boy Scout. Cub Scouting has 10 Purposes—these are the WHY part of Cub Scouting.  There are also 7 methods of Cub Scouting and they are the HOW of Cub Scouting.  The methods are used to achieve the [...]

    The post Cub Scout Purposes – Preparation for Boy Scouts appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    There is nothing so validating as being listened to, and for Scout leaders, parents, and employees in the Utah National Parks Council, validation is on its way. Starting August 1, 2016, online registration will become an option for seven of the LDS stakes in the Utah National Parks Council. Soon it will become available for [...]

    The post Coming Soon! — Online Scouting Registration appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    You might think Maple Dell Scout Camp is an ideal place to take Scouts camping, and you’re right. It’s proximity to nature, updated facilities, and hip camp staff are enough to make any teenage boy’s head spin. But, here are some unusual uses for the camp you might not have considered: 1. Throw a playful [...]

    The post Five Unusual Uses for Maple Dell Scout Camp appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    Saturday, January 14th, a large group of leaders and youth from across Utah clamored into a LDS church building. They grabbed muffins and juice. They scribbled notes during classes and asked questions. They collaborated on details for a Scouting event still nearly six months away–Jamboree 2017. According to Wikipedia, “The national Scout jamboree is a [...]

    The post Why Boys Want to Go to Jamboree 2017 appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    The answer is yes and no. Of course, Scouting has much to offer to prospective missionaries. That’s obvious; the Church wouldn’t include it in their youth programs if it didn’t. Many of our youth even achieve the high esteemed Eagle Scout rank. However, the real questions are, why are they achieving the Eagle Scout rank? [...]

    The post Does Scouting Keep Boys on Missions? appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    Cornelius Mayfield, or Neil for short, does not shy away from hard work. In fact, he looks for it, and then he thrives in it. Just before his 17th birthday, Mayfield accomplished what very few Boy Scouts have ever or will ever accomplish. Mayfield finished all 138 merit badges.  “Neil has a natural inclination to achieve [...]

    The post Excellence in Life and All 138 Merit Badges – Neil Mayfield appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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      The moment is epic and traditional—wooden, carefully painted cars glide down the track, the hopes of a young boy mounted on fast rolling wheels.   But, traditions change, and it’s okay.   With developing technology, shaping a car from wood is simply not the only option. Before everyone gets mad and screams at me [...]

    The post 3D Printing: A New Take on an Old Derby Tradition appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.


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    At the Utah National Parks Council in Orem, Utah, the yearly “Get Ready for Camp” event brought families and Boy Scouts into the Scout Shop to get ready for a summer of camps.  This yearly event features everything a boy would need to prepare for any of the Boy Scout camps they are heading to. [...]

    The post Get Ready For Camp Event – A Success! appeared first on The Boy Scout | Utah National Parks Council Official Blog.