The following event was announced over the pulpit in church on Sunday. I invite all scouts–old and young, members of the LDS Church as well as friends of other faiths–to join with us in celebrating the “A Century of Honor,” with music, history, and inspirational words from scouting and LDS Church leaders.
Boy scouting made a tremendous, positive impact on my life, and I look forward to serving and paying it forward to other boys who will become men through the powerful programs of the Boy Scouts of America.
From the article:
All Scout troops in North America are invited to participate by viewing the broadcast live at a local LDS stake center or online during or after the broadcast at scouts100.lds.org. Priesthood leaders are encouraged to use the broadcast to build relationships with Scout units, families, and others in the community. Local leaders may wish to coordinate an outreach effort with the BSA leaders in their area.
In 1907, Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England, and in 1910 the Boy Scouts of America was founded. The [LDS] Church became the first sponsor of Scouting in the United States in 1913 and is now the largest sponsoring organization of BSA with more than 430,000 boys and young men enrolled.
Thomas S. Monsonhas served on the BSA National Executive Board longer than any other member, said, “Scouting brings out the best in each of us. You’ve learned much from Scouting. Live what you’ve learned and will continue to learn. Help others to hike the trails, to keep steadfast in the paths of truth, of honor, of duty, that all of you can soar together on eagles’ wings.” (“President Thomas S. Monson Discusses Strengths of Scouting”).
(Emphasis added. Read more)
If you go
When: October 29, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. MDT (8:00 CDT)
Where: Live broadcast at a local LDS stake center throughout North America in English and Spanish. Also online during or after the broadcast at http://scouts100.lds.org
What: “Scout choirs, historical vignettes, and videos highlighting important events, service, and achievements from the past century. Thousands of local Scouts of all ages will participate. Members of the First Presidency of the Church as well as national BSA leaders and executive board members are expected to attend” (from article linked above).