The Trapper Trails Council appreciates our longstanding partnership with the LDS Church. The council remains committed to our partnership with the church, as well as to serving all youth through our many religious, educational, and civic based chartered units. As a council, we are committed to helping Scouts reach their advancement goals, while strengthening their character development through our core Scouting programs.
LDS wards, families, Scouts, and leaders will continue to have access to many opportunities provided by the council. These include:
Eagle Scout advancement. While the church will continue to register all youth ages 11-13 years old in Boy Scouts, those youth who wish to continue working towards their advancement goals may remain registered in their local LDS sponsored troop. Their trail to Eagle Scout will continue with support from both the council and local leaders.
Access to council sponsored high adventure programs. The council will continue to make available high adventure programs to all LDS youth over age 14. YW groups and Teacher and Priest quorums can take advantage of our high adventure programs to meet their needs in a fun, prepared, and safe environment.
Youth conferences. The council will continue to expand access to its camping properties for LDS youth conferences. We have the facilities and programs to meet your needs.
Training for adult and youth leaders. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) for youth and Wood Badge Training for adults continues. These are both excellent leadership training opportunities that strengthen participants and provide tools for both unit level success and personal preparation. And if you want a total family experience, register to attend Encompass Family Camp. Encompass combines both Wood Badge and NYLT with age appropriate activities for younger children.
Order of the Arrow. For more than 90 years, the OA has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.
The Trapper Trails Council is fully committed to delivering quality Scouting to the youth of our area. We look forward to the new opportunities 2018 will bring in our partnership with the LDS Church in helping the church to further their youth development goals. Together, we will continue our mission “to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.”