Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Thanks: Day Thirteen: Scripture Scouts

Reading the scriptures as a kid can be challenging.  Heck, it's challenging as an adult!  So finding a way to make the lessons and stories from the scriptures come alive for children has produced cartoons (Living Scriptures and Veggie Tales anyone?), simplified storybooks and longer illustrated versions of the scriptures.  But what influenced me, personally as a kid, was Scripture Scouts.

Scripture Scouts is a series of audio adventures that tell the story of (refer to the picture, in order) Baby, Skyler, Boo the Dog and Sue who have a tree house that they visit to share their problems and relate the stories in the scriptures to their lives- with music!  Not only are the problems that the children face extremely relatable, but the music is fun, catchy, and helps to illustrate the stories and the principles behind them perfectly.

I still remember many of the songs and even though they are simple, they are still very true and touching. I can remember so many nights when my sister Kelsey and I fell asleep listening to these stories and feeling happy and safe. I am so happy that I get to share Scripture Scouts with my little brother and I can't wait to share them with my children someday.  I am thankful for this sweet, simple introduction to the scriptures.


  1. Love me some Scripture Scouts!! You may study the scriptures in depth as you grow older, but you'll never forget these cute tunes that bring back the warm feeling of learning about the gospel as a child.

  2. Thanks for sharing your experiences with all of us. boo the dog