Mac’s Message #45: The Role of Parents and Families in Scouting

Parents and family members are additional resources to support your Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood efforts. Since strengthening families is a primary goal of the Young Men Aaronic Priesthood program, and Scouting is an extension of families, Young Men leaders should make a strong effort to involve families in their Scouting programs and activities. I believe […]

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Mac’s Message #44: The Role of the BSA Local Council and District

Your BSA local council and district provide a cornucopia of resources and support for your Scouting efforts. For some LDS Scouters the only involvement they may have with the council office is during rechartering, Friends of Scouting, or when purchasing uniforms or advancement materials from the council trading post. But the council and district provide […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #6: Rank Requirement Changes Coming in January 2016

  In January of each year the Boy Scouts of America releases Boy Scout requirement updates. This January’s Boy Scout program changes are part of a long running review of all Scouting programs and a realignment of programs to the mission and vision of the Boy Scouts of America that was called Goal 411. This […]

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Mac’s Message #43: The Role of the LDS-BSA Relationships Committee

  Young Men and Scouting leaders at the ward level may not know that the needs and circumstances of LDS Scouting are being discussed at the highest levels of most of the BSA local councils throughout the country. One of the goals of the LDS-BSA Relationships office, under the direction of Mark Francis, is to […]

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Mac’s Message #42: How to Encourage Priesthood Leaders to Fully Embrace Scouting

I had originally intended to write this blog message as the final post in my series on support roles for Scouting in the Church. But, in view of the numerous comments in the reply section of the last few blogs and my experience at Philmont this past week, I decided to address this issue now. […]

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