Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LDS-BSA Centennial stuff

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I was just on the LDS-BSA web site, and was looking through the Feb 2013 newsletter. There's a lot of information about the centennial celebration, including local council events (nothing listed for the three Utah Councils?), and this order form for commemorative coins, patches, pins and books [UPDATED - just go to the LDS-BSA online shop]. There's even a new Thomas S. Monson Scouting Award that can be earned (requirements to be released in March).

What a great way to re-emphasize the reason for this partnership, by highlighting how Scouting builds on and reinforces Gospel principles, and to remind folks that "Young Men advisers in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should be the best implementers of Scouting in the world ... Scouting is spirituality, duty, growth, and leadership."1 What a great way to learn that "when we successfully integrate Duty to God and Scouting into an Aaronic Priesthood program, we help the priesthood quorum strengthen its young men and prepare them for the future."2

1. Elder David L. Beck, Capturing the Vision of Scouting, Ensign, June 2012/LDS-BSA Newsletter February 2013
2. David C. Pack, Scout Executive, Utah National Parks Council and former Director of LDS-BSA Relationships, 2007 to 2012, Why I Love 50-Mile Hikes, Ensign, June 2012

Prepared. | For Life.™

1 comment:

Evenspor said...

There's a pretty cool timeline too - the same one that's at the bottom of the newsletter can be printed by itself. Our Blue and Gold is this weekend, and we are using the "Turn Back the Clock" theme and Scout history decorations, so the timeline is going to go with all that perfectly. It is interesting to see how much influence the church has had on scout programs, and vice-versa. I don't think most people realize what a partnership the relationship between the two has been.