Vanguard News & Updates

2022 VANGUARD VISION CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

2022 VANGUARD VISION CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

From July 2 to 9th, the Vanguard Vision Conference for Latter-day Saint Scouters was held at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Building on the tradition of both the 2019 Vision Conference as well as numerous Priesthood Leadership Conferences at Philmont in the...

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NEW RESOURCE BOOKLET FOR THE VANGUARD DUTY TO GOD AWARD

NEW RESOURCE BOOKLET FOR THE VANGUARD DUTY TO GOD AWARD

NEW RESOURCE BOOKLET FOR THE VANGUARD DUTY TO GOD AWARD With the recent renaming of the Vanguard religious award to the Vanguard Duty to God Award - a new resource booklet has been published to help Scouts and Scouters earn this award. Aimed at Latter-day Saint Scouts...

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Follow Me Boys!

Follow Me Boys!

FOLLOW ME, BOYS! Last night I sat in my study and watched one of my all-time favorites, Follow Me, Boys! with Fred MacMurray: And as I watched, I was both inspired and moved to tears. What has always impressed me was that Lem Siddons (Fred McMurray), the over-age sax...

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It’s Never Too Late to Fly

It’s Never Too Late to Fly

It's Never Too Late to Fly [Published by permission from the "Saints and Scouts" newsletter] In January 2020 Ruben Gonzales was reflecting on his incredible experience trekking through the backcountry at Philmont Scout Ranch. He had been involved with Troop 1062 of...

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NEW name & look for Vanguard Religious Award!

NEW name & look for Vanguard Religious Award!

NEW name & look for Vanguard Religious Award! We are EXCITED to announce a NEW name and look for the Vanguard religious awards available for Scouting youth 11-17 and adult Scouters! The Vanguard religious award will now be known as the Vanguard Duty to God Award....

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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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