Hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
On October 29, 2013, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a nationwide Scouting Open House Night. On this evening, the LDS church will invite packs, troops, teams, and crews to join them as they open their doors to tell the story of Scouting in our local communities and to invite youth to join this life-changing program.
100 Years of Scouting and the LDS Church: Celebration With a Purpose
On October 29, 2013, all members of the Scouting family are invited to experience a spectacular new production celebrating the history and values that make us one. The multimedia celebration “A Century of Honor,” originating from the National and Regional Board and Committee Meetings in Salt Lake City, will be broadcast live for the benefit of Scouting organizations across the country.
Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (headquartered in Salt Lake City), the event will commemorate their 100-year partnership with BSA and pay tribute to the principles and values of Scouting shared by chartered organizations everywhere.
This inspiring, high energy production will be performed in the 21,000-seat Conference Center, where the annual Mormon Tabernacle Choir holiday concert is taped each December. With a cast of hundreds of Scouts, the 85-minute performance will feature inspiring original music and media, historical re-enactments, and special guests.
The production is ideal for Scouts of all ages, Scout leaders at the local and council levels, and families. It may also be used for outreach and recruiting activities, including hosting civic leaders and potential sponsors.
This is a tremendous opportunity to share and grow Scouting.
Local units, including Latter-day Saint Scout units, may work together to plan outreach activities at LDS buildings in connection with the broadcast.
Some ideas include:
- Setting up Scouting displays to be viewed before or after the broadcast.
Sharing information about Scouting in the community.
- Recognizing prominent civic leaders and Scouters.
- Providing interactive games and activites for attendees.
- Organizaing service projects (such as a food drive or neighborhood cleanup) that culminate in time for the broadcast.
Scouts of all ages, parents and families, leaders at the local and council levels, and sponsors are encouraged to participate. Potential Scouters and sponsors will also find it educational and motivating.
Take advantage of this opportunity! Work with your local LDS Church leadership and invite all other chartered organizations, Scouting units, and community leaders to participate. Share your story! Submit pictures of your diplays or activities, along with a description of the event, to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted on The Boy Scout, the official blog of the Utah National Parks Council.
What : A nationwide broadcast honoring the virtues and values of Scouting.
Why : The BSA and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are celebrating 100 years of partnership, and all chartered organizations are invited to use this event as an opportunity for outreach and recruitment.
Where : The celebration will originate from the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It will be broadcast to LDS Church buildings across the nation and streamed live. If attending the Conference Center, please dress in Scout uniform.
When : Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. MDT (rebroadcast at 9:00 p.m. MDT and on October 30, at 5:00 pm MDT).
Who : The entire community, including civic leaders and those who are not yet involved in Scouting
How : Meet with local LDS Scout leaders to discuss their plans for an outreach event associated with the broadcast. For more information, visit scouts100.lds.org
See LDS-BSA for more details.