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End of LDS Church Sponsored Scouting: Dec 31st, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Church is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America.

The expiration date for the remarkably robust, 105-year alliance is Dec. 31, 2019, according to a joint statement released Tuesday night by BSA and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The decision by LDS leaders is part of a broader restructuring of the church’s programs for all Mormon children ages 8 to 18.

FAQs: https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/faq-new-initiative-for-children-and-youth-development

Full Article: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900018074/mormons-to-drop-scouting-as-part-of-new-global-initiative.html

Link to LDS-BSA Joint Letter (Desert News): https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4454513-BSA-LDS-Church-Joint-Statement.html#document/p1


There are several options for boys and their families who wish to continue Scouting after Jan 1, 2020.  

  • Start your Own Scout Unit
  • Join an Existing Scout Unit
  • Pair Up with a bunch of LDS people who and create an LDS Patrol or Den within a successful Scout Unit

For Information will be available in the future.