Mac’s Message #63: On My Honor

Karl G. Maesar, the founder of Brigham Young University, said: “I have been asked what I mean by word of honor. I will tell you. Place me behind prison walls—walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground—there is a possibility that in some way or another I […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #10: The Board of Review

As an eleven-year-old (EYO) Scout leader, your Scouts will reach that point where you will send them to their first and second boards of review (BOR) for advancement. The Scout will have completed his requirements for Tenderfoot Scout or Second Class Scout. You will have conducted your Scoutmaster conference, checked and initialed his Boy Scout […]

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Mac’s Message #62: The Scout Sign

If you are conducting your Scouting program properly you probably have your young men stand at the beginning of each weekly troop, team, or crew meeting to recite the Scout Oath, particularly since this oath is now the same pledge for all three units (and also the cub pack). Over the next several weeks of […]

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Mac’s Message #61: We Need Scouting Today!

Even though leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have decided to continue the partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, and even though the majority of members polled have determined to follow the prophet on this choice, I still hear a lot of discussion among Young Men leaders and parents regarding […]

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Mac’s Message #60: Why Do You Serve As an Aaronic Priesthood or Scouting Leader?

Have you ever considered why you serve as an Aaronic Priesthood or Scouting leader? What is your reason for doing so? What drives you to want to be with the young men of your ward at least one night per week, on Sunday, and probably one weekend per month? What is your real motivation for […]

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Mac’s Message #59: Boys Need Strong Men of God to Guide Them

  The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that we have “an imperative duty that we owe to all the rising generation.” He further admonished that “these should be attended to with great earnestness” and to “let no man count them as small things” (D&C 123:11,14,15). It is no small thing that you, as a Young […]

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