Parents of boy with autism were told to ‘try Scouting,’ and this happened

If you had to pick just one point of the Scout Law to describe Isaiah V., it would be “brave.” That same word applies to his mom and dad, too. Isaiah was diagnosed with high-functioning autism at age 3. “At first I thought, ‘what are we going to do?’” says Isaiah’s dad, Rolando. “Our world was turned […]

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A Minute with Mark – January 2021

Scouts and Scouters, As we mark the close of 2020, we look back and reminisce on a unique year! For many of us, the past months have been full of changes and disappointments. For example, most traditional Scouting events–from day camps to Philmont to the 2021 National Jamboree–were cancelled due to Coronavirus. Many BSA units […]

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Eagle Court of Honor Includes Vanguard Religious Awards

It was very cold (32 degree) afternoon on December 13, 2020, as many families and Scouts assembled in the driveway of Committee Chairman Etthi Marines of Troop 1221. Several cars were parked along a quiet neighborhood street in Orem, Utah. Scouts and their families huddled in their cars to stay warm and physically distanced because […]

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Still Scouting — Troop 1776 Central Utah

The year 2020 brought seismic changes to Scouting in Utah. Three large Boy Scout councils were combined into one new council, covering the entire state plus portions of Wyoming and Idaho. Many hundreds of Church ward troops and packs were disbanded and replaced by far fewer non-Church affiliated units. Ward sponsored units, re-chartered and funded […]

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“To do my duty…to my country”

As I am writing this piece, it is exactly 1 year since the organization of Vanguard International Scouting Association. So, to each of you who have become part of this great organization providing support and opportunity to Latter-day Saint Scouts, adult leaders and Scouting families across the world – Happy Birthday! As we begin our […]

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