Cub Scout Christmas

Tanner and Family

“Tanner, you have a Scout meeting this afternoon,” reminded Mom as Tanner walked into the kitchen after school. “I don’t really feel like going,” Tanner muttered. He dropped his backpack on the floor and flopped onto a chair. “But l thought you liked Cub Scouts,” Mom said as she handed him a snack. “I don’t […]

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Scouting at it’s best in New England

The Power of Shadow Leadership As a father, you pray for inspired youth leaders for your children. My son was blessed to have such a leader for the better part of his time in the Young Men program. One pivotal experience occurred one night in our home. Our Young Men president, Jim Parker, was helping […]

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LDS Scouting in the Far East Council

My name is William “Bill” Bryson and I currently serve as the council president for the Far East Council, which is headquartered in Japan, and provides BSA programs for Scouts and Scouters in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines.  Over the last several years I have had many wonderful opportunities to work with […]

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Scout training helps prepare Navy recruit

Story is courtesy of http:// 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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God Answers Prayers Through a Righteous, Dedicated Scoutmaster

Young Family

From the time Crystal was a little girl she prayed for her future husband. “As a child, I remember asking Heavenly Father to help guide my future husband and bless him to make righteous decisions,” she recalled. When Crystal was 23 years old, she met and married her husband, Jeffrey Young. He was 10 years […]

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Scouting Builds Relationships

Grandpa Howard and Cole work together to build a new home for Cole's family.

Sharee Barton, from Rexburg, Idaho, saw an opportunity to strengthen a relationship between her son and his grandfather through Scouting. Sharee’s son, Cole Barton, grew up in Rexburg, Idaho, hundreds of miles from his Grandpa, Dave Howard, who lives in Orem, Utah. They spent time together at various family functions, but the miles between them […]

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Building a Troop


After retiring from the navy in 1979, I moved my family to Kirkland, Washington, where I was asked to be Scoutmaster. I said I’d like to meet with the committee chairman and the committee before making my decision. The chartered organization representative gave me a blank stare, implying “What’s the committee?” I accepted the Scoutmaster […]

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