Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"The LDS Church is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America"

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The expiration date for the remarkably robust, 105-year alliance is Dec. 31, 2019

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Their decision will have a vast impact on all 30,500 congregations around the globe. Millions of young men and women will see changes to both their Sunday meetings and activities they attend one night a week. The church's Young Men program no longer will focus on supporting boys on a journey to becoming Eagle Scouts. The Young Women program no longer will emphasize personal progress for girls with its eight values — faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity, virtue — and earning the Young Womanhood medallion.

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Mormon boys comprised 1 in 6 American Scouts.