Vanguard News & Updates

See It! Do It! – Vanguard Religious Awards

See It! Do It! – Vanguard Religious Awards

See It! Do It! The Vanguard Award What was it called back then? B.S.L.B.T.C.? That is The Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course. Six, weekly three-hour sessions – with a cheesy filmstrip series, to boot – capped off by a weekend outdoor camping experience. The...

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How Will They Know?

How Will They Know?

How Will They Know? It was sometime in late 2001.  I was sitting in a regional Scouting meeting in Ogden, Utah, that included hundreds of those involved in Scouting in that area. I knew most of those involved due to my involvement in the council leadership for many...

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Using Conference Talks as Inspiration for SM Minutes

Using Conference Talks as Inspiration for SM Minutes

Using Conference Talks as Inspiration for SM Minutes After an afternoon of using a compass and map to find their way through the woods, the Scouts gather in a circle where the Senior Patrol Leader takes care of troop business and turns the time over to the...

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News From the Field: Troop 101G Court of Honor

News From the Field: Troop 101G Court of Honor

Avonlea and Naomi grew up in a Scouting family, but their first experience with Scouts BSA was in Okinawa, Japan. "I grew up going to Philmont with my Dad and watching my brothers earn badges at courts of honor," explained 16-year-old Naomi. "But I had no idea girls...

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The Chance of A Scouting Lifetime

The Chance of A Scouting Lifetime

The Chance of A Scouting Lifetime This kid from Idaho has seen his fair share of this wonderful world – from Mexico to Moscow, from Tokyo to Tanzania, and from Vienna to Vladivostok – and, yet, as I think of some of my all-time favorite places in all the world, I...

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What Scouting Has Done For Me

What Scouting Has Done For Me

What Scouting Has Done For Me Scouting has been a huge part of my life since I have been growing up. There is even a picture of me when I was two years old in a little cub scout outfit. My Scouting experiences are truly invaluable to me and because of Scouting, I am...

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History Highlights-Saving A Child’s Life

History Highlights-Saving A Child’s Life

History Highlights: Saving A Child's Life Welcome to the first article of A Look Back - an ongoing series that highlights a moment in the rich history of Latter-day Saint Scouting. Before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received their formal charter in...

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Scouting Interfaith Hike

Scouting Interfaith Hike

Scouting Interfaith Hike Scouts from the Spanish Trails District of the Crossroads of the West Council met on a Saturday morning in December for an Interfaith hike.  Scouts and Leaders assembled and visited 4 different churches and learned about different beliefs and...

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The Reflection Interview

The Reflection Interview

The Reflection Interview The interview requirement for any youth award is an important part of assessing their progress and development.  In Scouting, the Scoutmaster Conference is an important part of the requirements for any rank advancement.  Similarly, the...

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