Varsity Blog #2: Continuity, Sustainability, and the LDS Scout Unit

Have you ever wondered how to keep a Varsity (or Boy Scouting or Venturing) program running smoothly for long periods of time—years, maybe decades? When I say “running smoothly,” I, of course,mean a program that consistently builds character and leadership within the young men, preparing them for a life of meaningful service. If your experience […]

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Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony: A Photo Journey

  Hundreds gathered for the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex groundbreaking ceremonies at the Summit Bechtel Reserve during a succession of events June 14 -15, 2016. Following is a series of photos, quotes, and information about the historical happenings. Tuesday, June 14 Visitors arrived from around the country in Beckley, West Virginia. While the […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #17: Ethical and Moral Decision Making

Scouting is a practical program and can be subtle in its teaching methods. It has powerful tools that are neither well understood nor often practiced by Scout leaders. In this blog, I want to review what I presented in my first blog on delivering Scouting for eleven-year-old (EYO) Scouts, namely that Scouting is an enriching […]

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LDS Venturing Blog #2: Adapting to Change

As you know, the BSA no longer does “business as usual.” Change seems to be a bit more of a constant than it was a few years ago. Over 15 years ago the BSA national office was dramatically reorganized, in a manner that redefined the organizational structure at every level from the national offices down to […]

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland speaks, Church leaders appointed to key positions at Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was the keynote speaker at the Boy Scouts of America Duty to God Breakfast in San Diego on May 26. As a member of the BSA’s National Executive Board, Elder Holland spoke to 1600 attendees—key BSA volunteers and professionals—about the importance of duty to God. “In a day when some people […]

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Safety Moment: Drowsy Driving —- Death by zzzzzz

It is late afternoon. You just finished cleaning up the last of the gear from Scout camp. The activities of the past few days have worn you down. The closing campfire ran late last night and you had an early morning to start breaking down camp. You cannot wait to be home. As you climb […]

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