Mac’s Message #8: Understand How the Scouting Programs Build Upon Each Other

There is a way to be successful in every element of your life. All you have to do to succeed is figure “it” out. Figure out how to be successful in that particularly portion of your life—and then do “it.” The “its” in life are usually very simple and clear if you think about it. […]

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Scout training helps prepare Navy recruit

Story is courtesy of http:// blog.utahscouts.org Eagle Scout Charles David Fletcher was no ordinary Navy recruit, and his officers could tell there was something different about him. Unlike many recruits, he was prepared. Eagle Scout Charles David Fletcher from Orem, Utah, completed Navy Basic Training on August 9, 2014, at the Recruit Training Command in Great […]

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Mac’s Message #7: Become a Trained Scout Leader

One would never jump into the pilot seat of a cargo plane and try to fly it without first reading the manuals and getting fully trained in piloting skills. Yet many Young Men leaders jump into their Scouting position with no intention of getting properly trained when they’ve been given stewardship for the most precious […]

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Mac’s Message #6: View Your Calling as a Long-Term Commitment

    Perhaps one of the greatest weaknesses in the Aaronic Priesthood program is the assumption (or desire) by some Young Men adult leaders that their calling is only temporary. A man who believes he will only be in his position a short time typically does not commit to run the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting […]

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Mac’s Message #5: Overcoming the Traditions of the Past

Speaking of the Lamanites, the prophet Alma said, “it is because of the traditions of their fathers that caused them to remain in their state of ignorance” (Alma 9:16). Some Young Men adult leaders unknowingly create and foster traditions that are destructive to our youth. Many Aaronic Priesthood leaders have never witnessed a properly functioning […]

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