Tag Archives: LDS BSA Relationships

By Stan Lockhart
Feb 22, 2016

Online Registration and Affordable Uniforms

Recently, our council and many other councils in the Western Region met with LDS Church leaders and National Council leaders to discuss how to better implement Scouting in the LDS Church. Over 100 people were there. We discussed a host of issues (You can read Darryl Alder’s report on the meeting and what was discussed […]

LDS/BSA Relationship
By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 11, 2016

Scouting: Friend or Foe?

Earlier today, the Deseret News published an article by Nettie Francis, who helped compile a history of the Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the 2013 LDS/BSA centennial celebration. Her article, “Scouting: Friend or foe?” draws on the organizations’ shared history to help members of the Church and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 22, 2016

Elder Dane Leavitt Offers Healing Comments at Scouting Meeting

On January 9th, the Utah National Parks Council officers and executive board held their quarterly meeting. However, for this meeting they also invited Scouting alumni, Silver Beaver recipients, Wood Badge staffers and other selected volunteers to share their thinking in four focus group meetings. The subjects of those meetings were related to Friends of Scouting, the […]

By Community Submission
Jan 10, 2016

Charles Dahlquist on why the Church sticks with Scouting, and so does he

Because of my former service as Young Men General President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my continuing association with Scouting, I am often asked, especially recently, about the relationship of Scouting and the Church. Recently, I had that conversation with a good friend and one of my former counselors in […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 09, 2016

Scouters’ Pledge to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Utah National Parks Council has recently published a pledge outlining the things Scouting programs in the area will do for youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This pledge includes promises to teach boys to recognize the hand of God in their lives, to create ‘mountaintop’ spiritual experiences, to prepare them […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 23, 2015

LDS/BSA Summit: Summary and Conclusion

This is part 8 of an 8-part report. Other reports include these: The Chief’s Thoughts on the LDS Partnership How to Better Serve LDS Scouting Partners Adapting and Implementing Scouting for LDS Purposes Unified Alignment and Service Model Leadership Training The Impact of Technology The Cost of Scouting Early in December, a team of determined Scouters, including […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 19, 2015

LDS/BSA Summit: Leadership Training

This is part 5 of an 8-part report. You can read the other posts here: The Chief’s Thoughts on the LDS Partnership How to Better Serve LDS Scouting Partners Adapting and Implementing Scouting for LDS Purposes Unified Alignment and Service Model The Impact of Technology The Cost of Scouting Summary and Conclusion December 8th Scouters and professional […]

By Community Submission
Oct 18, 2015

LDS/BSA Partnership; Serving Native American Scouts

Here’s a little background that may help each of you understand where I’m coming from on Scouting units in the LDS Church. Years ago, on my mission, my companion and I were assigned to travel through Indian Reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and the sections of Utah and Colorado in the Four Corners region. Our major […]

By Darryl Alder
Apr 19, 2015

Church Leaders Speak Out on Scouting

Recently one of our readers said “Don’t use a quote from a GA 40 years ago, that doesn’t count,” this in reference to the LDS Church’s support of Scouting. So just for fun, I took a look at some recent General Authority statements on Scouting, here they are (by the way they are still living). “Every […]