Scouting Rendezvous 2016

September 23 – 24, Ensign Ranch

Scouting Rendezvous 2015 - Field Competitions, Ensign Ranch

Friday Agenda

  • Setup camp, meals with troop/ward
  • Campfire
    — high adventure & Camp Helaman reports
    — scouting / D2G recognitions
    — talk on pressing forward
    — cracker-barrel
  • Ward time / star gazing / lights out

Saturday Agenda

  • Breakfast with troop/ward
  • Troop/ward time & devotional
  • Flag ceremony
  • Field games, ropes course, competitions
  • Lunch time!
  • Troop/ward time
  • Retire the colors
  • Head for home

See you there!

Mountain Man 2016


The Mountain Man Rendezvous will be at Camp Parsons on the 6th and 7th of May.  The rendezvous is designed for Varsity age scouts (14-15) to participate in various activities to include:

  • Black-powder rifle, single man canoe paddle around a buoy and back, tomahawk throw, spear toss and knife throwing, wood stack and carry contest, the famous John Colter Run: strength and speed, obstacle course, the bunge cord pull, & shelter building from local materials.

See the flyer below for full details: Mountain Man Flyer for 2016.

Scuba Diving Opportunity


Steve Powell from the Crestwood Ward (Team 416) will be leading a group of boys and leaders to be trained (and dive) in Scuba Diving. The group adventure is slated for February of 2016. The larger the number of boys and leaders, the cheaper the overall cost will be. If interested, please contact Steve directly for more details (his contact information can be found in LDS Tools).

Also, if wanting to form your own group, we learned at RoundTable last night that Seattle Scuba ( offers a 40-50% discount to boy scout groups (6 or more – equipment included), and their main instructor Craig is also a merit badge counselor for the Scuba Diving Merit Badge – click the link above to check them out.

LDS-BSA Safety Moment – What Leaders Should Do to Keep LDS Units Safe

By Church Risk ManagementFebruary 2015

Scout Leaders with Young Men

As we begin a new year, it is a time of planning and organizing. We make goals and set direction. In Scouting, we may be thinking about rank advancement, activities, outings, and campouts for the coming year. We focus on what we want to accomplish and what we would like to see happen for the boys and young men in our units. Then we do our best to plan activities that will encourage their progress in the Scouting program, as well as in the Faith in God or Duty to God program.

In outlining a plan for the new year, it is also a good time to refresh ourselves on some of the basics of a safe Scouting program. A wealth of information is available to assist Scout leaders in planning safe and exciting activities. Here are some ideas to help you get started…

For vital information, continue reading here… LDS-BSA Safety Moment.