Adventure Continues (LDS Transition)
For more than a century, Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have worked together to instill character, citizenship and fitness in young people. Through the Church of Jesus Christ, millions of young people have been part of the Scouting adventure. For those families, Scouting is more than an activity – it’s a legacy. As of December 31, 2019, the formal partnership with the Church will come to an end, but your Scouting journey can continue!
Click below for the latest tools and updates as you and your family transition to other Scouting units so they can continue the Scouting journey!
Yes! There are Cub Scout packs, Scout troops, Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships chartered by community and religious organizations in your area. Fnd a unit near you – or start one of your own!
Of course! In fact, the Tufts study found that sports and Scouting are a powerful driver of character development in young people. Additionally, the Baylor study “Merit Beyond the Badge” showed that Eagle Scouts had a greater connection to religious community.
Yes! Scouting has always been a family activity. In fact, Cub Scouting now offers separate dens for girls and boys, and Scouting-age youth will have opportunities in single-gender troops beginning February 1, 2019.
Since the Scouting values, character and leadership training you have come to know are now available for your entire family, Scouting can continue to prepare your child to do hard things, set goals, earn the Eagle rank, prepare for a mission and serve our nation.
There are many ways that you can help Scouting in your area. Whether you are volunteering directly with Scouts or helping out behind the scenes, you can make an impact on the lives of Scouts by volunteering your time.
Assisting directly with the Scouts on an ongoing basis
Leader (Cubmaster, Den leader, Scoutmaster, Venturing crew Advisor)
Board of review coordinator/member
Court of honor coordinator/member
Helping directly with the Scouts in specific events or activities
Event coordinator/event committee member
Pinewood derby coordinator/committee member
Service project coordinator/committee member
Camping trip participant
Banquet coordinator/committee member
Day camp coordinator/participant
Summer camp coordinator/participant/promotion
Merit badge counselor
Support: Administrative Role
Advancement committee chair/member
Communications committee chair/committee member (Webmaster, PR, newsletter)
Secretary: recordkeeping, activity permits, meeting minutes, annual recharter activities
Youth Protection training coordinator
Life to Eagle coordinator
Merit badge coordinator
Chartered organization representative
Friends of Scouting coordinator (fund-raising)
Unit committee chair/member
Unit youth recruiter
Product sales committee coordinator/member
Promoter of district/council events to parents
Religious award committee coordinator/member
District/council committee member
How can we help?
The Eagle Process
If you have a Scout eager to complete Eagle Rank before the end of the year, here is the Eagle Process:
Church Approved Flyers
Below are three flyers (PDFs) approved by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to display in ward and branch meeting houses with the intention of recruiting youth into local Cub Scout packs and Scouts BSA troops so that they can continue, or begin, Scouting in 2020.
Click on the thumbnails (below) to download the printable PDF —