Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program

Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program

Will continue to evaluate options that meet its global needs

SALT LAKE CITY — 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Wednesday from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding the Church’s relationship with the Boy Scouts of America:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appreciates the positive contributions Scouting has made over the years to thousands of its young men and boys and to thousands of other youth. As leaders of the Church, we want the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to succeed in its historic mission to instill leadership skills and high moral standards in youth of all faiths and circumstances, thereby equipping them for greater success in life and valuable service to their country.
In the resolution adopted on July 27, 2015, and in subsequent verbal assurances to us, BSA has reiterated that it expects those who sponsor Scouting units (such as the Church) to appoint Scout leaders according to their religious and moral values “in word and deed and who will best inculcate the organization’s values through the Scouting program.” At this time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go forward as a chartering organization of BSA, and as in the past, will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify Church doctrine, values, and standards.
With equal concern for the substantial number of youth who live outside the United States and Canada, the Church will continue to evaluate and refine program options that better meet its global needs.




Here is the link to the article: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-to-go-forward-with-scouting-program


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Webelos Woods

Information from Elise: I am still getting lots of requests for late sign up for Webelos Woods.
I will only accept late sign up requests until Saturday the 22nd. After that - watch for Webelos Woods 2016.
For this week Here's the policy for late sign ups.Please send me an email at everythingwebelos@gmail.com. You will have to pay at Webelos Woods. Saturday options include Castaway, Into the woods and Into the wilds. Also you must check the leaders guide on the website Utahscouts.org/alpine You must have a complete health form. Also on the website, I need to know your ward and stake. Email me the classes your son will attend.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August Roundtable

Please join us for Cub Scout Roundtable on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00pm in the red brick building on 165 N. 100 E., Alpine (Main St. & 200 N.).  We will be discussing Gospel-centered Cub Scouting, among other things.


Cub Scout Roundtable Announcements:
·         Upcoming Pack Meeting Themes:

Core Value/Point of Scout Law
Theme
August
Honesty
Play Ball
September
Clean
Cubservation
October
Brave
Super Cub!
           
·         Pack Resource Guides:  look on our blog, alpinedistrictcubs.blogspot.com
·         Church's Online Scouting Handbook:  updated in June.  Click here for the updated handbook.  For the first of three articles breaking down the handbook changes, click here.
·         Webelos Woods:  August 28/29 at Mutual Dell.  Online registration closes August 14.   See blog for program details and adventures to be covered.
·         Akela's Council:  September 16-19 (Wed-Sat.) at Tifie near Mount Pleasant.  Register at utahscouts.org.
·         Essential Resources
v  alpinedistrictcubs.blogspot.com--Pack Meeting Resource Guide, announcements, District information
v  ldsbsa.org:  LDS-BSA Relationships
v  utahscouts.org--training, tour plans, forms
v  scouting.org/home/programupdates.aspx--New Program information

Monday, June 29, 2015

Webelos Woods

Great news!  Online registration for Webelos Woods (August 28/29 at Mutual Dell) is now available at http://www.utahscouts.org/alpine.  Please spread the word.

July Roundtable



July Roundtable—Yes, we will hold Cub Scout Roundtable in July (although Boy Scout Roundtable will not meet in July). 
When:   Thursday, July 2, 7pm
Where:  Red brick building on 165 N. 100 E., Alpine (Main St. & 200 N.)
What:    Round-robin classes (IDEAS & FUN!):
·         cooking with Cubs
·         crafts (please bring den/pack crafts for display table)
·         games/songs/skits
·         2-liter bottle rocket launchers

Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, and contributed to the success of district day camp!!

Announcements:
·         Upcoming Pack Meeting Themes:

Core Value/Point of Scout Law
Theme
July
Courage
Under the Sea
August
Honesty
Play Ball
September
Clean
Cubservation
           
·         Pack Resource Guides:  look on our blog, alpinedistrictcubs.blogspot.com
·         Webelos Woods:  August 28/29 at Mutual Dell.  
·         Progress Toward Rank Advancement:
v      Present awards within 2 weeks of completing requirements.
v      New pins/beltloops/insignia--NOW AVAILABLE IN SCOUT SHOP
v      Advancement reports NOT required to purchase progress toward rank (adventure loops, pins) or certificates (pocket or full-sized) to recognize boys who have earned adventure loop or pin.
·         Akela's Council:  September 16-19 (Wed-Sat.) at Tifie near Mount Pleasant.  Register at utahscouts.org.
·         Essential Resources: 
v      alpinedistrictcubs.blogspot.com--Pack Meeting Resource Guide, announcements, District information
v      ldsbsa.org:  LDS-BSA Relationships
v      utahscouts.org--training, tour plans, forms
v      scouting.org/home/programupdates.aspx--New Program information