Tuesday, September 3, 2013

LDS-BSA 100th Choir

This filtered down through my email chain-of-command today:

Sent on Behalf of the Young Men general presidency.

Please forward the message below and the attached document to Eagle Scouts, parents, and other key volunteers that would be able to help us identify 364 Eagle Scouts for this once in a lifetime opportunity (the largest Eagle Nest ever assembled).

To:  Individuals interested in singing in the Eagle Scout Choir for the 100 year celebration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America.

On October 29, 2013 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will celebrate its 100-year affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America in the Conference Center. Those who attend will enjoy an evening of fond memories, a salute to dedicated leaders, inspiring and uplifting music and stories of strengthened lives. A large number of National and Regional BSA leaders will be in attendance.

An important part of this special evening will be the beautiful music performed by a 364-voice Eagle Scout choir. We are inviting youth and adults (including multi-generation family members) who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout to participate in the choir. Those who will be selected to participate in the choir need to have:

  1. A background in choral singing.
  2. The ability to attend each of the rehearsals as indicated below. The rehearsals will be held in the Conference Center Theater.
  3. A complete Scout Uniform for the performance. A commemorative neckerchief will be provided.
  4. A missionary haircut and a clean-shaven face.
For those who would like to apply, please complete the attached application. It must be received by the LDS-BSA Relationships Office by Monday, September 9th.

It is recommended that those interested in participating should live within 100 miles of the Conference Center. Email or fax the application to:

LDS-BSA Relationships Office
Boy Scouts of America

Phone: (801) 530-0004
Fax:  (801) 530-0029
Email: ldsbsa@scouting.org

Those who are selected will be notified by email.  Each choir member will receive two tickets to the October 29th commemoration.

Rehearsals: Sunday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on September 15, September 22, September 29 and October 13.
Dress Rehearsals: Evenings of October 19, October 22, October 26, October 27 and October 28.
Performance: October 29.

If you have questions, please contact the LDS-BSA Relationships Office.

LDS-BSA Relationships Committee Secretary
Ron Smith (801) 688-2633

I couldn't resist - I just had to reply to my bishop, who sent the notice:
Sounds like a great opportunity. Trouble is, they finally drag themselves across the Eagle finish line at 17.5, then sequester themselves in the MTC the day after high school ends! (then there's the complete uniform (i.e. pants) thing, and can you really demand that those grizzled, 20+year veteran, bearded Scoutmasters shave...;)

Really, you want that many Mormon Scouts to spring for  Scout pants?!!

Prepared. | For Life.™


Fishgutts said...

I just shot milk out my nose!!!

Evenspor said...

Lol. Let us know if you get to do it. That would be cool.

We're in SLC this week and checked out the Scouting exhibits at the museum. Very cool. (Upcoming post.) Have you been?

Allen said...

I still have yet to understand the fetish the church has against facial hair.