Celebrate Earth Day the Solar Way

Ten days ago we built a personal hot dog solar roaster from a chip canister. Recent snow was still melting that day, but the clouds thinned and it was 63°F outdoors. Spring in Utah...

Capitol Reef: A Scout’s Best-Kept Secret National Park

I am finally getting around to writing about my best kept secret.  I am referring, obviously to Capitol (no, it’s not spelled Capital) Reef National Park.  It is my favorite of all the Utah...

Religious Emblems of Scouting: a Way to Fulfill Your Duty to God

In the Boy Scouts of America, everyone makes a commitment to live the Scout Oath. The very first line of the Scout Oath reads "On my honor, I will do my best to do...

Saint George’s Day: Saints, Dragons, and Scouting

Scouting has permeated the globe for over 100 years. Since it has become such a global movement, different traditions now exist within the various Scouting programs across the world. For instance, the U.S. and several other...
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Eagle Scout Provides ‘Well of Life’ for Uganda Village

Patrick Villasenor of Troop 818 in Orange County, California has loved Scouting ever since he joined as a Tiger Cub. Besides attending summer camps, another one of his favorite parts about Scouting is “being...
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Team Building Games to Try at Your Next Meeting

Why do team building games matter? When Scouts engage in an activity that requires them to work together in order to satisfy an objective, team building comes into play. Team building games provide an awesome, fun...
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Order of the Arrow SURGE Helps LDS Scouts

It is called SURGE:  “Supporting Units through Really Great Elections.” The initiative was started last year to boost the activity by units chartered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Scouting’s National...

National Poison Prevention Week: March 18-24, 2018

Next week, March 18-24, 2018 is the 2018 National Poison Prevention week and Scouts everywhere can make a difference. The first step is to call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to see how you can work...

Join Other Scouters Who Make Youth Protection Matter

The BSA's brand new version of Youth Protection Training rolled out March 1, 2018. This new program, known as YPT-2, is mandatory for all registered BSA volunteers and employees. Because of the changes to...
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Make Your Valentine a Red Velvet Pear Dutch Oven Upside-Down Cake

This weekend we modified an old camp recipe substituting red velvet cake for chocolate. Imagine our pleasant surprise when the pears each absorbed the red from the cake mix making each pear its own heart; this...