Tag Archives: 100 Years of Scouting

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Nov 18, 2013

Help Others to Hike the Trails

A century ago, Church leaders decided to partner with the fledgling Boy Scouts of America and sponsor a troop in Salt Lake City. From that inauspicious beginning, the Church would become the largest sponsor of that storied adventure program for boys. Millions of Latter-day Saints have worn the iconic Scout uniform at some point in […]

By Deseret News
Nov 14, 2013

100 Years of Boy Scouts Program

“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” — Scout Oath Around the time our pioneer ancestors were building the Salt Lake Temple […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 22, 2013

What are the Strengths of Scouting?

President Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discusses the strengths of Scouting: In addition to his other service to youth, President Thomas S. Monson has been a lifelong friend of the Boy Scouts of America, which has for nearly a century served as an activity arm of the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 11, 2013

Happy Birthday President Boyd K. Packer

President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is celebrating his birthday this week. President Packer was born on September 10, 1924 in Brigham City, Utah. “President Packer has always been a strong supporter of youth programs that keep youth active and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 06, 2013

Earning the LDS-BSA Commemoration Award for the Buffalo

Many of you are inquiring how you can earn the LDS-BSA Commemoration Award of the Buffalo. This is an exciting recognition as Scouting celebrates 100 years of Scouting in the LDS Church. The Boy Scouts was founded in 1910, three years after Sir Robert Baden-Powell started the Scout movement in England. Since its foundation, Scouting […]