Vanguard News & Updates

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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It’s Not About the Badge

It’s Not About the Badge

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BADGE I remember looking at my counselors and our General Board sitting behind me on the stand – each with a large grin – and then back to the brother who asked the question. I then responded, “Why don’t you come up here and join me for a few...

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Troop 1692 Eagle and Vanguard Awards

Troop 1692 Eagle and Vanguard Awards

Troop 1692 (St. George, UT - Crossroads of the West Council) was formed to give scouts an opportunity to reach their goal of obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  Don Fisher, Scoutmaster, saw a need to give boys with desire, self-motivation, and goal orientation the...

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News From the Field: Frankfurt, Germany

News From the Field: Frankfurt, Germany

It is amazing how things are created – take, for instance, this “Report from the Field” which originally was to be titled “A Note from the Field.” It was intended to reflect wonderful letters from our members and supports around...

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Finding a Youth or Eagle Service Project

Finding a Youth or Eagle Service Project

During the pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult for youth to connect with non-profit organizations to provide service opportunities for an Eagle project or to complete Religious Award service requirements. Some youth have contacted multiple organizations,...

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