Mac’s Special Message on the Church’s Continued Partnership with the BSA

Yesterday leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding the Church’s relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. The Church reiterated its intention to continue to help the BSA “succeed in its historic mission to instill […]

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Mac’s Message #49: Dealing With Unruly Boys (Part 1)

Sometimes I have no idea why I feel impressed to write a certain blog message at a given time. But I feel impressed to post this message today. This is part one of a three-part series on the topic of dealing with unruly boys in your Scouting unit. The first time I served as a […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #7 – The Annual Program Planning Conference

  Well, it is August. It is a great time to keep the outing in Scouting. There is so much to explore; late- summer and early-fall wild flowers are out; early mornings and evenings afford opportunities to observe animals and birds; turtles bask in the sun along lakes and streams; and the night sky is […]

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Mac’s Message #48: Funding Your Scouting Activities

Over the past several weeks my messages have focused on the support structure put in place to help you in your Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood role. In this message I wish to discuss how to fund your efforts. Scouting can be very expensive. One disincentive to conducting your Scouting program as designed by the Boy […]

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Church Booth Draws Crowds at World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan

    It’s a hot and humid day in Yamaguchi, Japan, but inside a white tent, people are smiling and laughing. “Forget the heat and humidity,” says Jim Greene, FamilySearch staff member from Salt Lake City, Utah. “We are happy!” His remark aptly describes the faces of those who tour through the Church’s exhibit in the […]

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Mac’s Message #47: The Highest Level of Support in Scouting

Have you ever seen a ward Scouting activity that seemed disorganized, unplanned, or haphazardly put together at the last minute? Have you ever witnessed an ill-prepared Aaronic priesthood quorum meeting or lesson? At times like these I wonder if some Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood leaders ever call upon the Lord for inspiration and direction in […]

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Mac’s Message #46: Involving Ward Members in Scouting

When I started writing these blog messages forty-seven weeks ago I intended them to be brief, one-page messages of inspiration and instruction. But as I review the past few months of my posts on the support systems of LDS Scouting, I see I’ve become quite verbose. I’m afraid I might be overwhelming you with too […]

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