By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 03, 2014

Scouting “For the Strength of Youth”

Word Match Puzzle

Match each category in “For the Strength of Youth” with its corresponding term in the Scout Oath and Law (There can be more than one answer)

For the Strength of Youth Scout Oath and Law
Agency and Accountability Trustworthy
Dating Loyal
Dress and Appearance Helpful
Family Friendly
Education Courteous
Entertainment and Media Kind
Friends Obedient
Gratitude Cheerful
Honesty and Integrity Thrifty
Language Brave
Music and Dancing Clean
Physical and Emotional Health Reverent
Repentance Duty to God
Sabbath Day Observance Help Other People
Service Physically Strong
Sexual Purity Mentally Awake
Tithes and Offerings Morally Straight
Work and Self Reliance
Go Forward with Faith

 

Message from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

OUR DEAR YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN, we have great confidence in you. You are beloved sons and daughters of God and He is mindful of you. You have come to earth at a time of great opportunities and also of great challenges. The standards in this booklet will help you with the important choices you are making now and will yet make in the future. We promise that as you keep the covenants you have made and these standards, you will be blessed with the companionship of the Holy Ghost, your faith and testimony will grow stronger, and you will enjoy increasing happiness. 

In all that you do, stay focused on the temple. In the temple you will receive the greatest of all the Lord’s blessings, including marriage for time and all eternity. Keeping the standards in this booklet will help you be worthy to attend the temple, where you can perform sacred ordinances for your ancestors now and make essential covenants for yourself in the future.

Our Father in Heaven has placed great trust in you. He has a work for you to do. Seek His guidance in prayer, and counsel with your parents and leaders. The decisions you make now will set the course for much of what will follow during your mortal life and throughout eternity.

We testify that God lives. It is our fervent prayer that you will remain steadfast and valiant throughout your lives and that you will trust in the Savior and His promises. As you do this, you will be an influence for good in helping to build the kingdom of God and prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Savior.

The First Presidency [1]

Scouting aligns with the teachings put forth in “For the Strength of Youth.” A young man who honors his Scout oath and obeys the Scout Law is a youth who is strong and living the teaches of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Scouting program aids the Young Men’s program in helping young men become great men by living up to their priesthood. The priesthood of God may be bestowed on a worthy young man but like the parable of the servants it is how you exercise it that makes the difference.

In the parable of the servants, Christ tells the story of a master who gives three servants a sum of money. Two servants have a positive return on the investment to show the master who responds, “well done thy good and faithful servant…” The third servant, in fear, responds that he did nothing but buried the money. The master responds that he is a lazy and slothful servant and takes the sum from him and distributes it to the others.

The priesthood is meant to be exercised. It is meant to bless the lives of others. It is not something that you hold onto no matter how worthy you are to hold it.

As you build a strong foundation based on the Scout Oath and Law, you will become faithful servants who exercise your talents in building up the kingdom of God.

Author: Heidi Sanders | Marketing & PR Director, Utah National Parks Council

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References

1. See LDS.org, “For the Strength of Youth.”

 

 

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