“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:
Author: Richard DuBois | Utah National Parks Council Commissioner