Tag Archives: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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By Melany Gardner
Oct 27, 2014

Be Prepared to Be Husbands and Fathers – Life Skills

Why is Scouting important in the LDS Church? How does Scouting relate to Church objectives for youth? Is there a spiritual side to Scouting? Is there really any link between the trail to Eagle and a mission? These are questions Rushford Lee, owner of Research Emotion Design (RED) started asking that promoted a  large research project into [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Sep 07, 2014

Thoughts on the LDS Church and Scouting Partnership

Recently a reader commented on the article “Why Scouting Matters to LDS Church Leaders”. Of the RED Research he wrote: “This description is a perfect description of an Aaronic-priesthood based program, not a Scouting program. I don’t believe that Scouting is contrary to the ways of the Church. Nor do I believe that there is [...]

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By Deseret News
May 21, 2014

LDS brothers’ Eagle projects take them to Ghana

NKAWKAW, Ghana — Sporting a Boy Scout uniform and a broad smile, 13-year-old Stanford Ballard stood in front of dozens of happy, energetic Ghanaian school children at the Empower Academy as part of an ambitious Eagle Scout Project that has become a Ballard family tradition. Numerous bins filled with books and other school supplies donated [...]

Hispanic Outreach feature
By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 24, 2014

LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit

Utah National Parks Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LDS Foundation Funds Program to Combat Multicultural Scouting Deficit Orem, UT. March 21, 2014 – Scouting benefits all boys.  But minority Scouts are often under-represented in Utah. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation recently funded a new initiative to increase multicultural Scouting in Utah.  [...]

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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 masterpiece, 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. Sacred Fire [...]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2013

Small Acts of Service: Do a Good Turn Daily

In these days of selfishness, what is the most important contribution we can make? Small Acts of Service by President Spencer W. Kimball When I was stake president in Arizona, I was the highest authority in that immediate area, and consequently, there came to me a never-ending line of people with problems. As I struggled [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Nov 04, 2013

Silver Beaver: Kevin Worthen

Kevin Worthen, Provo-UT Kevin is the current BYU Advancement Vice President and an Area Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has worked with Scouting as a bishop and stake president. He is now a member of the council Executive Board. Kevin is a noted scholar of federal Indian law. He [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 25, 2013

Silver Beaver: Cecil Samuelson

Cecil Samuelson, Provo-UT Cecil is the current president of Brigham Young University and an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His administration at BYU began with a call for faculty to “raise the bar” in their expectations of students. Cecil knows Scouting helps prepare youth to go forth and [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: McClain Bybee

McClain Bybee, Orem-UT As a member of the Board of Trustees at the Deseret Trust Company and Managing Director of LDS Philanthropies, McClain manages charitable trusts for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He helps ensure that 100% of all donations go to people in need. He has worked with Scouting as a [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: Merrill Bateman

Merrill Bateman, Provo-UT Merrill has a long history as an educator, church and community leader. He was president of Brigham Young University from 1996 to 2003, where he emphasized the school’s unique Honor Code. He also served as the presiding bishop, general president of Sunday School, and is now an emeritus general authority of The [...]