Scott’s Brotherhood Blog #3: Why Cheerfulness in Service is Such a Big Deal

My gaze was naturally drawn to the mound of shaving cream that filled the pie tin that sat ominously on the table between me and the adult leader opposite of me. The two of us had been asked to participate in a friendly challenge, taking turns answering questions about the Order of the Arrow at […]

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Scouting Moms #5: It’s a New Cub Scouting Day

Now that 2016 is in full swing, how’s your new Cub Scouting program going? Last year a freshly designed program was released after a major overhaul of the outgoing program. Improvements included adventure loops; incorporating the Scout Oath and Law while retiring the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack; and a program designed […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #15: Planning Your EYO Program

Planning an eleven-year-old (EYO) Scout program has significant challenges that non Latter-day Saint Scout units do not struggle with. Because boys advance in the Primary Scouting programs based on their birthday, each boy is on an individual advancement basis that begins on their birthday. The EYO Scout leader can have new Scouts entering and exiting […]

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Scouting Moms #4: Benefitting the BSA

I love Anne of Green Gables, the book by Canadian author Lucy M. Montgomery. One of my favorite quotes is from Matthew Cuthbert. Matthew and his sister, Marilla, a bachelor and spinster sibling pair with no children, are discussing whether or not it would be advisable to adopt orphaned Anne Shirley into their home. Naturally, […]

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