Mac’s Message #41: The Role of the Stake Presidency and High Council Representatives

If you have been reading my blog messages over the past few weeks you should see the hierarchical structure that inspired men of the Lord have put in place to support you in your Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood callings. The Scoutmaster, the Varsity Coach, and the Venturing Advisor and their assistants support the boys. The […]

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Mac’s Message #40: Role of Stake YM Presidency as Unit Commissioners

When I was a stake Young Men president I often bemoaned the fact that I didn’t get to work directly with the boys. I wanted to be in the trenches with the young men so I could be a righteous influence in their lives. Fortunately I was comforted by something I emphasize to managers in […]

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Mac’s Message #39: Role of the Bishop, Counselors, and Chartered Organization Representative

Bishops have been instructed repeatedly in general priesthood sessions and stake leadership meetings that their highest priority is stewardship over the young men and young women within their ward boundaries. This includes youth who are not members of the Church. At a special meeting in the Salt Lake Temple on April 9, 1972, President Harold […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #5: Be a Trained Leader

I just got back from the first and second week of a Sunday-friendly Wood Badge course where I served as the senior patrol leader. Wood Badge has a magic all its own that inspires adults to lengthen their stride and achieve excellence in Scouting. It is the local council’s “top of the ladder” in training. […]

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Mac’s Message #37: The Support Roles in the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting

As an organizational development consultant, I marvel at how perfectly The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is organized. The structure within the Church is exquisitely designed to ensure no one need fail in his or her calling. When implemented as the Lord intended, there are numerous levels of support for Scouting and Aaronic […]

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