Tag Archives: LDS Church

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By Joel Zabriskie
Aug 25, 2014

A Missionary’s Testimony of Scouting

Every two years, my wife and I like to sponsor a LDS missionary that we see has a need. I became acquainted with Elder Chancellor Carter through my grand-daughter and we decided to sponsor him. In doing so, we began to receive his weekly e-mails.This real-life testimony of Scouting caught my attention and, with his [...]

LDS-BSA
By Heidi Sanders
Jan 07, 2014

BSA Membership Standards: Their Struggle is Our Struggle

The LDS Church released a statement (October 12, 2010) in response to a petition from the Human Rights Campaign regarding gays. The statement reflected on the commonalities that both parties share and the mutual respect that we should all have toward one another. The LDS Church statement, presented by Michael Otterson, stated clearly and kindly [...]

Venturing
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 06, 2014

How to Define the Scout Venturing Program

Purpose Provide positive experiences to help young people mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Description Venturing is a youth development program for priest-age young men. It is based on the unique and dynamic relationship between youth and adult leaders. Venturing focuses primarily on the needs and interests of young men, using [...]

Youth
By Heidi Sanders
Jan 03, 2014

Scouting “For the Strength of Youth”

Word Match Puzzle Match each category in “For the Strength of Youth” with its corresponding term in the Scout Oath and Law (There can be more than one answer) For the Strength of Youth Scout Oath and Law Agency and Accountability Trustworthy Dating Loyal Dress and Appearance Helpful Family Friendly Education Courteous Entertainment and Media [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Dec 05, 2013

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: Receiver of Distinguished Eagle Award

Tuesday, December 3rd was Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s birthday. “Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 23, 1994. At the time of this call, Elder Holland was serving as a member of the First Quorum of [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 31, 2013

LDS Church Celebrates “A Century of Honor” with the Boy Scouts

Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated its 100 year association with the Boy Scouts of America. It was on May 21, 1913 that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formally sponsored Scouting as the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood. Titled, “A Century of Honor,” the program showed how [...]

Thomas S Monson
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 [...]

FOS
By Heidi Sanders
Oct 04, 2013

Friends of Scouting: Why You Should Support Scouting

Charles Dahlquist, a leader in Scouting in the LDS Church, shares a message for all about Friends of Scouting. Scouting is the LDS Church’s program for young men. The First Presidency recently said, “We are thankful for Scouting’s emphasis on duty to God and moral behavior and its positive influence on the lives of boys [...]

Singing
By LDS-BSA Relationships
Aug 30, 2013

Looking for Eagle Scouts to Sing in 100 Year Anniversary Choir

Individuals interested in singing in the Eagle Scout Choir for the 100 year celebration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. On October 29, 2013 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will celebrate its 100-year affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America in [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Jul 02, 2013

Being a Spark in a Boy’s Life

I had the opportunity recently to visit with a Scout professional from Ohio who is considering moving to Utah and joining the Utah National Parks Council. He is not a member of the LDS Church and wanted to know how he would be treated and if that would be an issue. I informed him that [...]