Scott’s Brotherhood Blog #6: A New Culture Beckons

Our attention was riveted on the four young men standing before us as the flickering firelight danced on their Native American dress. I later learned that the chief of this group not only looked the part, but was an actual Native American wearing authentic gear. Some of the words they spoke seemed mysterious. Other words […]

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Stake Leaders and Families attend the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting

On a Saturday afternoon in July, carloads of travel-weary but excited families drive up a tree-lined road at the Philmont Training Center in northern New Mexico. Members of the Young Men and Primary general presidencies greet the vehicles of parents and children as they arrive at the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting, a week-long training […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #18: Teaching Knot Tying

One of the important skills for the eleven-year-old (EYO) Scout leader is teaching knot tying. I found knot tying to be one of the most fun activities for EYO Scouts. I believe that to be successful at developing knot tying as part of the EYO program, you as the EYO Scout leader should: Become familiar […]

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Scott’s Brotherhood Blog #5: We, Who Love the Woods and Camping

At age 12, I spent a week with my large Scout troop at Camp Loll BSA in the remote wilderness between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It rained the first day. I ended up in a tent full of misfits. The next day we attended church in an outdoor chapel that has a divine […]

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