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Vision 2020: A Philmont Opportunity For Latter-day Saint Families

Have you ever wanted to take your family to Philmont Scout Ranch? This summer is your chance! Come to Vision 2020, a unique opportunity for Latter-day Saint families to attend the Philmont Training Center together and learn the skills necessary to continue Scouting! This exciting new Philmont course is a catalyst for increased knowledge and […]

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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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Give a Shout for Cub Scouts!

My favorite of all the Scouting programs is Cub Scouting because, without a doubt, it is zany fun for youth and adults alike. This program offers so much for youth from kindergarten through fifth grade and Cub Scouting can be something in which the whole family can participate. It is hands-on learning and achievement that […]

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The Power of a Good Story

“Good stories surprise us. They make us think and feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that a PowerPoint crammed with bar graphs never can.” – Joe Lazauskas and Shane Snow, The Storytelling Edge Everyone loves a good story.  Stories teach, entertain, heal, touch, remind and, […]

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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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Promoting Duty to God

The first part of the Scout Oath is Duty to God and the last character value in the Scout Law is a Scout is reverent. Duty to God is one of the basic tenets of the Scouting program from beginning to end. Scouting is about building character and learning to make ethical and moral decisions. […]

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