By Richard DuBois
Mar 06, 2016

Hand-in-Hand — Priesthood and Scouting

“If ever there were a time when the principles of Scouting were vitally needed—that time is now” —President Monson

At LDS.org “President Monson Discusses the strengths of Scouting” it states:

The partnership of the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting stretches back nearly a century. The Church officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America in 1913, after the Scouting movement began in England in 1907, spread to many other countries, and was formally started in the United States in 1910.

“Where Scouting is authorized by the Church, quorums may participate in Scouting activities during Mutual. Scouting should help young men put into practice the gospel principles they learn on Sunday,” says the Handbook of Instructions, Part 2, 8:13:4. Aaronic Priesthood bearers can use Scouting as an activity program to apply the values and put into practice the principles they learn in their quorums.

Richard DuBois, Council Commissioner, recently had this document sent to him by a member of his High Priest group. He thought our readers might enjoy the way this shows what Handbook 2 suggests: “Aaronic Priesthood bearers can use Scouting as an activity program to apply the values and put into practice the principles they learn in their quorums;”  this is a comparison between some of the Articles of Faith and the Scout Oath and Law:

Hand in Hand

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Author: Richard DuBois | Utah National Parks Council Commissioner

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One thought on “Hand-in-Hand — Priesthood and Scouting

  1. Kevin Hunt

    Excellent article about the Scouting and LDS Connection. LDS Scouting units and quorums will be better in every way when leaders realize that the Priesthood and Scouting really do go hand in hand together to meet the objectives of both organizations. Scouting is truly “the activity arm of the Priesthood”.

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