LDS Young Men

High Adventure: pack the spirit

Posted in high adventure, Scouting by ldsym on July 21, 2008

We just completed a very successful High Adventure Backpacking trip. One of the things we did very well this year was to set aside a few minutes every day to talk about the Gospel. We had a short evening devotional, where we asked each boy about gospel topics. We focused on their responses. We also read the Book of Mormon as a group, and sent each boy into the woods for 10 minutes of silent reflection. As you would suspect, the first attempts were a bit clumsy, but the boys did learn to expect it, and by the end of the week were responding quite well. It was really worth the effort, and I highly recommend developing some form of this daily devotional for LDS troops at Scout Camp, High Adventure, and even the weekend campouts.

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  1. Dave said, on July 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Great ideas! Have you ever dealt with non-member boys in your group? How do you deal with that for activities like the 10-minute silent reflection?

  2. gould workman said, on June 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Sounds great! Do you know of a site to see other ideas for future high adventures….we are putting ideas together now for next year.

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