SCOUTING WILL NOW BE AN OPTION FOR MEMBERS
On May 8, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints announced that they will be starting their own worldwide youth program effective 12/31/2019. This will replace Scouting as the mandatory program for all their boys that had been in place in the United States since 1913.
This change will make Scouting an option for youth and families as it is for all other denominations. We expect that most of our 800 LDS youth members currently enrolled (of our 32.000 youth members) will choose to continue in the program, with parents valuing Scouting’s power to positively transform their children’s lives.