The Boy Scouts of America – A Century of Honor

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“The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct.” ~ Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of Worldwide Scouting Movement

On Tuesday, 12 November 2013, The Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Mormon” Church by the media and others) staged a celebration of their relationship that dates back a century – back to 1913 – an association of which Scouts say has made a big impact on their lives.

The performance, called “A Century of Honor,” highlighted the history and values of the Scouting program and its relationship with The Church of Jesus Christ. It took place in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Michael Jenkins, a Scout Leader, commented,

A young man can go to church on Sunday and be taught principles, and be taught Christ, and go out in the week and practice those doctrines and learn them and instill them in their lives by doing scouting. [1]

And a 14-year-old Scout, Garrett Graybill, commented,

It teaches a young man to be what they grow up like; it teaches life skills and stuff like that, and I’ve enjoyed it. [1]