LDS Venturing Blog #7c: ALPS Part 3

This is the final blog installment dealing with the ALPS framework of the Venturing program. The hope is that as you have read these blog articles each of you has gained a better understanding of ALPS, and have been able to come up with your own ideas on how ALPS and the Venturing recognition program […]

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LDS Venturing Blog #5: Priests Quorums & Venturing

Let’s look at the priests’ quorums and the Venturing program using the Learn-Act-Share model of teaching and learning. Instead of my writing a lot of things down and such, I want each of you to ponder on the following questions and ideas. Remember, this is your program to strengthen your young men. Ready? Let’s begin: […]

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LDS Venturing Blog #4: Scouter’s Pledge

The following is an adaptation of a document, “Scouters’ Pledge to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” developed by the Utah National Parks Council as part of their commitment to better serve their major customer base. (Over 90% of all units chartered in this council are sponsored by the Church.) The quoted material […]

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LDS Venturing Blog #3: Learn, Act, Share

I want to keep this blog entry simple and easy. But with that being said, I hope that each of you associated with the Venturing program will look at the myriad of ways you can incorporate these three words seamlessly into your program: Learn, Act, Share. Be creative, innovative, and daring! Think about the manner the […]

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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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Welcome to LDS Venturing Blog #1

Welcome to the first “blog” (article, musings, thoughts, opinions, or whatever you want to call it) regarding the relationship between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Venturing program of the BSA (with a strong emphasis on the Western Region). I’m a bit excited, scared, unsure, overjoyed, and whole lot of emotions […]

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