Tag Archives: LDS-BSA relationship

By Michelle Carpenter
Apr 02, 2017

What Scout Executives Learned about Mormons from Visiting Utah

Thousands flocked streets of Temple Square in Sunday best. Some held signs hoping for tickets. Protesters settled on corners yelling through megaphones.  Meanwhile, a group of Scouting executives and professionals from across America gathered near the front of the conference center, many listening to General Conference for the first time ever. For the professional Scouters […]

By Michelle Carpenter
Jan 11, 2017

Shifting Your Scout’s Requirements from Checklist to Cultivation

I participated in every extracurricular activity imaginable in my Iowa high school–track, drama, speech, key club, cross country, swimming, yearbook, choir, newspaper, etc. Somehow, though I’m not sure how, I ended up having time most every Wednesday to head to mutual. I loved going to mutual. It was fun and spiritual. Plus, on Wednesday nights […]

By Melany Gardner
Jun 05, 2016

The LDS Church’s Continued Involvement in Scouting Locally and Nationally

If you follow the Church News, recently, you’ll have noticed several articles published on Scouting topics; like this article on the ground breaking of the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex at the Summit Bechtel Reserve and Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s comments on defending “freedom to associate” at a Boy Scout luncheon, or Elder Jeffrey R. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 22, 2016

Stephen W. Owen, YM General President, Inspires Scouters

Stephen W. Owen, General Young Men President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke Saturday at the 2016 University of Scouting, telling attendees that having young men and mentors come together is what Scouting is all about. Brother Owen gave the keynote address at the event held February 18 at the Utah Valley University […]

By Lee Ferrin
Nov 15, 2015

Thoughts on the LDS-BSA Relationship – “Think in Terms of What You Have to Give”

There has been discussion for decades as to the benefits and costs of the LDS church maintaining their relationship and participation in the Scouting program. That discourse has increased its pitch in recent months in light of the amendment made to the Adult Leadership Policy. There has been a great deal of misunderstanding as to what […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 26, 2015

Utah National Parks Council Grateful for the Trust Placed in Scouting

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, UT — We are humbled by the announcement from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that the LDS Church will continue its century-long partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. We look forward to continuing our mission of instilling leadership skills […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 26, 2015

Breaking News: Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today: SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Wednesday from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding the Church’s relationship with the Boy Scouts of America: The Church of Jesus Christ […]

By Melany Gardner
Feb 25, 2015

Is the Boy Scouts of America an inspired program? A Challenge to all seekers of truth

In a recent article, the question was raised about “What is the REAL problem with Scouting in the LDS Church.” People of every opinion flooded the comments section, sharing their view and experience on the subject with great passion. As the comments came in at an unexpected rate, all I could imagine was Dr. Frankenstein […]

By Community Submission
May 22, 2014

Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont

The Priesthood Leadership Conference at Philmont was not something I had ever planned on attending. I am embarrassed to admit it, but an outdoor camping experience at my age scores modestly below a tooth extraction on the enjoyability index. In contrast, during dinner the first evening, I heard a number of wide-eyed fellow participants speak in reverent tones about fulfilling a life’s […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 17, 2013

A Century of Scouting in the Church

For 100 years, the Church has used Scouting to build bridges of friendship, fellowship, and faith.   When leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embraced the newly founded Boy Scout movement 100 years ago, it was a decision that would end up blessing the Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and millions of […]

Why Mormons back the new Scouting Policy - Washington Post
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
May 31, 2013

Why Mormons back the new scouting policy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/wp/2013/05/31/why-mormons-back-the-new-scouting-policy/ by Michael Otterson, The Washington Post, Published: May 31, 2013 at 9:42 am The dust had barely settled from the May 23 vote on the Boy Scouts of America membership policy, when the media analysis and post mortem on this iconic American institution began. Understandably, virtually all the headlines referred to the inclusion of […]