Scott’s Brotherhood Blog #2: The Ties Of Brotherhood

My Ordeal, the overnight experience where I was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, tested and stretched my capabilities. Almost none of the others in attendance were familiar to me. I felt very alone. Little did I know how much that would change. While my first OA brothers were friends from my home troop, […]

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Scouting Moms #3: Cub Scout Confusion

Sister Rosemary Wixom, Primary general president, poses with Cub Scouts Hyrum and Joseph Hammer at Philmont, 2014 I’ll never forget my first experience as a Cub Scout leader. I was asked to serve in the Bear den of our ward pack. Hesitantly, I accepted the assignment and then went home to tell my new husband […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #14: The Eleven-Year-Old Scout Day Camp

Last month I blogged on the topic of the eleven-year-old (EYO) Scout camporee that included an overnight. The purpose of that blog was to assist ward and stake Primary presidents in how to make an EYO camporee a spiritual experience as well as an opportunity to practice and learn Scout skills. If an overnight camporee […]

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Scouting Spouses #2: Thinking of Going to Philmont? A Guide for Nervous Spouses

The first time I went to Philmont Scout Ranch was as a 14-year-old youth. I had a great experience! My older sister and I participated in the backpacking Mountain Trek. We said goodbye to our families that first day and then spent the rest of our Philmont time hiking through the backcountry, sleeping in tents, […]

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