Mormon Church And Boy Scouts Ending 105-Year Partnership

Wyoming Response: Proudly Keeping The 'Girl' In Girl Scouts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and BSA announced their intention to part ways on December 31, 2019, in a joint statement released Tuesday night.

The announcement comes just six days after the BSA said they will drop the word "boy" from the name of their older youth program to help make sure "all youth are welcome", including girls.

Last year, after the Boy Scouts announced that girls would be allowed to participate, the LDS Church pulled 185,000 14- to 18-year-olds out of the program.

The LDS Church says the move is about creating its own youth program that can be used for its increasingly global membership.

After a 105-year run, the Mormon Church has announced it will officially be severing ties with the Boy Scouts of America, and the internet is arguing off which entity is better off going solo.

Boy Scout Troop No. 366 meets every Monday night at 6:30 p.m.at Bullard Southern Baptist Church through the end of May. Church doctrine also called for Mormon children to denounce gay parents or else face excommunication.

For a while now, younger girls have been allowed in the Scouts' junior program, the Cub Scouts.




The Boy Scouts of America, which acknowledged previous year that it has taken a financial hit from settlements in child abuse cases, has lobbied against proposals in multiple states that would expose the organization to more lawsuits, according to victim advocates and proponents of the legislation.

The Mormon church was the Boy Scouts' first Scouting sponsor in the United States, but the two organisations, once so in sync, had begun charting different paths.

19% of the 2.3 million participants in the Boy Scouts are Mormon, and around 10% of scouting councils will be affected in a "significant way" by the departure of the LDS Church.

Farrer said he hopes people will take seriously the LDS church's encouragement in Tuesday's statement to continue active participation and financial support toward the Boy Scouts of America. Any boy who was part of a congregation of Mormons, automatically becomes a boy scout. One by one, they declared that they were joining Pack 212 in northwestern Wisconsin and put on their new Cub Scout hats.

For the past several years, we have made our camps more available to youth in the area who are not involved in traditional year-round Scouting units. "The Mormon Church has been the largest participant of the Boy Scouts in the United States, making up almost 20 percent of all of the Boy Scouts' 2.3 million youth members", The Washington Post reported.

"We are confident that our decision to welcome boys and girls into our programs will attract even more families and youth to Scouting", Delimarkos said.

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