History Highlights #4: What about the Girls?

Why did the Young Mens Mutual Improvement Association affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America in 1913, yet the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association of the same time period continue developing their own activity and personal progress programs? Did the Church ever consider partnership with the Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts or Girl Guides? And […]

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History Highlights #3: THE SCOUTING MOVEMENT 1907–1910

Our aim in the [Scouting] Movement is to give such help as we can in bringing about God’s Kingdom on earth, by inculcating among youth the spirit and the daily practice in their lives of unselfish goodwill and co-operation.
  —Robert Baden-Powell Concern for the moral upbringing of young people was not only felt by Church […]

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History Highlights #1: Behind the Book

  Welcome to a new stream of LDS-BSA blogs, “History Highlights.” These posts will provide facts and photos from the history of Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In July 2013, the book Century of Honor: 100 Years of Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was published by […]

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