Vanguard News & Updates

Oh, How I Long For A Good Scouting Ceremony

Oh, How I Long For A Good Scouting Ceremony

Oh, How I LongFor A Good Scouting Ceremony When I was a Scoutmaster, I did the best I could to fill our Courts of Honor with appropriate, fun, and patriotic ceremonies that showed Scout Spirit.  For the most part, they went pretty well.  But, as with many things,...

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News From the Field: 4 Generations of Eagles

News From the Field: 4 Generations of Eagles

News From the Field:4 Generations of Eagles Troop 702 in the San Diego Imperial Council recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Zach Bishop. What made the evening even more interesting was the fact that Zach was another in a long line of Eagle Scouts in his...

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New Eagle Scout Thanks Troop Sponsors

New Eagle Scout Thanks Troop Sponsors

New Eagle Scout Thanks Troop Sponsors DongHeon (Brian) Yi was an enthusiastic 11-year-old Scout when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that it would no longer charter Scouting units as part of its youth program. Brian, who had just earned his...

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News From the Field: Troop 149 Epic Summer Camp

News From the Field: Troop 149 Epic Summer Camp

This summer, Troop 149 of the Mountain West Council enjoyed what Scoutmaster Matthew Garnette called an "epic Scout camp" at Camp Morrison. The troop earned several awards while having an incredible time. They earned the "Bull of the Woods" - given to the top Scout...

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Stronger Together: A Refugee Scout Troop for Girls

Stronger Together: A Refugee Scout Troop for Girls

Stronger Together: A Refugee Scout Troop for Girls [Originally published in the Summer 2021 Issue of "Y Magazine"] “At first so many of the girls were terrified to even float on their backs,” remembers L. Sarah Shumway, a volunteer leader of a Salt Lake City-based...

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Vanguard Religious Award Profiles: Elizabeth & Emma

Vanguard Religious Award Profiles: Elizabeth & Emma

Vanguard Religious Award Profiles: Elizabeth & Emma Two outstanding young Cub Scouts recently completed some challenging personal goals and also made history in the process. Vanguard International Scouting Association is proud to recognize the first two girls to...

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A Scout is Reverent:  The Vanguard Religious Awards

A Scout is Reverent:  The Vanguard Religious Awards

A Scout is Reverent:  The Vanguard Religious Awards Just a week ago I had the opportunity to attend and speak at a marvelous Court of Honor in Bountiful, Utah.  It was just what you would expect from a great Scout Court of Honor.  Marvelous outdoor setting.  Seven or...

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Scouting Message to Moms

Scouting Message to Moms

A Scouting Message to Moms Everywhere... As we have continued our involvement and journey in Scouting and while trying to recruit or help other families do the same, I have encountered two very common concerns about Scouting expressed mostly by mothers of young boys...

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