전문가와 정찰 자원 봉사자에서 12 위원회 및 7 솔트 레이크 시티에있는 상태-수집, 유타, 9 월 28일 통해 30일 후기 성도-BSA 관계 세미나. 각각 4 월과 10 월 개최, 세 일 이벤트는 예수 그리스도 후기 성도 교회의 연차 대회와 일치.
세미나의 목적은 교회의 깊은 이해를 통해 LDS-BSA 관계를 강화하는 것입니다. 초대는위원회의 주요 -3를 포함, LDS-BSA 관계위원회 위원장, 많은 종교에서 전문가를 스카우트. 참가자들은 키 교회 시설을 견학, 교회와 스카우트 지도자들을, 일반 회의의 두 세션에 참석.
“Throughout the seminar we strive to give Scouters a vision of why and how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses Scouting. We want Church members and those of other faiths alike to understand how Scouting strengthens young men,"마크 프랜시스 설명, LDS BSA 관계 감독. “There is a tremendous interest in successful LDS-BSA relationships committees and how Scouting functions to support the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood.”
The opening event was a Thursday evening training session at the Church Office Building with M. 조셉 블러, second counselor in the Young Men General Presidency. His comments were a wonderful introduction to the position and structure of the Church. Watching a clip of The First Vision was a highlight of the evening.
Participants gathered again early Friday morning and traveled to Provo, 유타. Guests who were members of the Church took a special tour of BYU while guests of other faiths were privileged to tour the Missionary Training Center.
President Gilbert of the MTC presidency first explained more about the specific training young missionaries receive before going out into the world. He answered questions about missionaries including where they live in the mission field, if they always travel in pairs, how they are selected to serve, and what their daily activities include. 참가자는 선교사와 함께 교실을 방문하여 어학 연수를 관찰.
“Why did you decide to serve a mission?” “How will you pay for your mission?” “Are you an Eagle Scout?” And many other questions were asked of the missionaries. Several attendees commented that their visit to the MTC was the highlight of their weekend.
Frank Solla from the Greater Wyoming Council shared, “We visited a classroom where the missionaries were learning Spanish. I asked if any of them were Eagle Scouts. Seven of the eight young men were Eagle Scouts. The one who wasn’t was a recent convert to the church and mentioned that he wished he’d had a chance to be a Scout. Of the young sister missionaries, all of them had a brother who was an Eagle, and one sister had five brothers who were all Eagle Scouts!”
Following the Provo events, the entire group returned to the Church’s Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City for a training session on LDS-BSA relationships with Brother Francis.
"교회와 BSA의 관계는 이상 거슬러 올라 100 년,"형제 프란시스 가르쳐. "는 BSA와 교회의 협력은 상대적으로 새로운 스카우트 조직에 축복이었다. 또한, the willingness of the BSA to accept the Church as a chartered partner during a time when there was not a favorable view of the Mormons was also an act of goodwill. 종합적으로, 우리는 가장 어려운 문제를 해결하고 모든 사람에게 혜택을 솔루션을 찾을 수있는 능력이있다. "
참가자들은 또한 가족 역사 도서관을 방문하는 주말 기회를 맞이하였고,, 교회 역사 박물관, 템플 스퀘어에 대한 자세한 장소.
That evening they heard from Sister Joy D. 존스, 기본 일반 대통령. Sister Jones shared a touching story of a Scoutmaster who blessed the lives of two of her sons, consistently helping them to do “one more thing” or take “one more step” on their journey to Eagle. Sister Jones then asked the group to think of a mentor who had made a difference to them. Her final challenge was to go and “make a difference” for someone, even one person.
토요일에 그룹은 컨퍼런스 센터에서 연차 대회의 아침 세션에 참석.
“Sometimes people ask me why attending general conference is so significant to our partnership,” commented Brother Francis during lunch. “But we think about the highest level Church experience we can offer our friends and it’s the chance to hear from our prophet and apostles. Wherever you live across the nation you can now go back and have a conversation with your LDS colleagues and share with them what you experienced here in Salt Lake. That builds relationships.”
Saturday meals included visits and remarks from Young Men general board member Steven Lund. Brother Lund shared several resources with the guests including the 청소년의 강도 대 한 pamphlet and the 믿음의 기사. After reviewing the articles one by one with the group he concluded, “God is the father of us all. And it makes perfect sense to me that we should be sharing best practices of good will with men of many faiths as we do in Scouting. I’m grateful to be a Boy Scout. I’m grateful for what you do and am grateful to be in such a place with good people.”
First counselor Douglas D. Holmes attended the final Saturday meal and enjoyed visiting with each attendee and then spoke to the group as the meal ended.
“The hope of the rising generation is—I believe—what motivates many of us in Scouting. There is a need for greater civility in this world, and that’s one thing we love about Scouting. We love that community. We love to understand and help others understand us better. The world would be a better place if we all went forward with more understanding.”
“We know that in the Church we are not always the best Scouters,” he continued with a smile. “But we appreciate your patience with us. Hopefully what you have felt this weekend is that what we really strive to be is true followers of Jesus Christ. We’re grateful for the help that Scouting gives us in trying to do that. We appreciate all that you do for the youth of our church and the youth of the nation and the youth of the world.”