'Prepared' LDS Scouts assist car accident victims
Varsity Scouts from Utah's Cedar Hills 2nd Ward and their leaders recently enlisted their preparedness training to help rescue a couple whose vehicle has been overturned in a traffic accident. Ref. Source 2
Church to Monitor BSA Policy Discussion
SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded Thursday to an indication by the Boy Scouts of America of possible policy changes in relation to gay scout leaders by issuing the following statement: Ref. Source 7p
Comments: Why can't the church start their own scout organization and move on from there. Its the skills taught that are important and those should not be lost.
What is wrong with having our own scout program, there is no reason to stay with an organization that doesn't have the same beliefs as ours otherwise we will expose our youth to things that may not be in their best interest.
Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church’s governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church resumes its regular schedule of meetings in August, the century-long association with Scouting will need to be examined. The Church has always welcomed all boys to its Scouting units regardless of sexual orientation. However, the admission of openly gay leaders is inconsistent with the doctrines of the Church and what have traditionally been the values of the Boy Scouts of America. Ref. Source 5u
Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. Ref. Source 2d