What was it like in Harmony, Pennsylvania on May 15, 1829? I have not been to that location, and obviously I wasn't alive in 1829, so I don't know for sure. But it is interesting for me to try to imagine. Why there, and why then? Because it is the day Joseph Smith and Oliver … Continue reading What Was May 15, 1829 Like?
March 31, 2020 marks the end of my registration with the Boy Scouts of America as part of its partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It doesn't mark the end of my association with scouting, but definitely a change. It has caused me to reflect upon my association with Scouting. In … Continue reading Tribute To Scouting
Bicentennial of the First Vision We do not know the exact day of the First Vision of Joseph Smith, wherein he witnessed God, the Eternal Father, and his Son Jesus Christ, but we do know it was the Spring of 1820. The organization of the church was on April 6th, 1830; because I have noted … Continue reading My Testimony of the Restoration from an Impactful Teacher
The following are charts that can be used to teach much of Orienteering Merit Badge within Flower Mound, Texas. Here is a link to the orienteering merit badge requirements. There are also requirements for both 2nd Class and 1st Class that deal with Orienteering. The below can be used to fulfill most all the requirements … Continue reading Flower Mound Texas Post Oak Park Scout Orienteering Course
While attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scout training week at Philmont in July 2011, I had a feeling I would like to develop some additional scout training materials, in addition to my Woodbadge Ticket Project, the LDS-BSA Dictionary. Here are some of the materials I have developed over the years: The … Continue reading Scout Training, Including the LDS-BSA Dictionary
I wrote this immediately after the event. The Priests and a one teacher and one deacon met today at the church for an activity. It was planned a couple of months ago, when I was out of town. When I heard what the plan was, I was a little bit skeptical. The activity called for going down town … Continue reading Lake Michigan Polar Bear Swim, Or A Silly Young Men’s Activity