Tag Archives: President Thomas S. Monson

Young men wear uniforms in both scouting and missionary service.
By Michelle Carpenter
Sep 04, 2016

Two Uniforms of Christ-like Service

I grew up watching my younger brother Mikey dressed in uniform for Boy Scouting events. He wore all the required clothing: a buttoned up shirt with an American flag on the right shoulder, dark pants, and official crests and emblems. As he grew in his Scouting endeavors, he gained other tokens to add to his […]

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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. […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mar 08, 2015

President Monson Discusses 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 Aaronic Priesthood in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, and other countries such as the Philippines […]

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By Liz Merrell
Mar 24, 2014

LDS Church President Featured in Boy Scout Painting

Artist Jon McNaughton has captured the essence of Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his new Boy Scout Painting, Sacred Fire. The Sacred Fire is not an ordinary fire. In 1913, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became the first chartered partner of the Boy Scouts of America. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]