BSA celebrates 100 years of Scouting
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is celebrate 100 years of Scouting. They have vowed to “continue [their] journey into the next century!” Check out the energy and excitement of their 100th Anniversary Audiocast Kick-Off Rally!
As the FRC put it, “. . . 100 years of molding boys into men worthy of respect. Despite being under relentless pressure to make their message more politically correct, the Boy Scouts have never wavered from instilling traditional values into generations of young leaders. Although the Scouts have been under fire from the Left, they continue to show the same character that the organization has developed in millions of American boys. We applaud the Boy Scouts for its commitment to faith and for serving as an example to other groups of what it means to continue stand up for the truth after years of dedicated service.”
In 2001 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the largest single sponsor of Scouting units with over 30,000 units nationwide, “more than 400,000 Mormon boys participate in church-sponsored troops, 13 percent of scouting’s total“. This is due to it being the Church’s main program “for boys and young men ages 8-18“. The church also has strong affiliations with Scouts Canada, the Scouting Associations of Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain, and other associations in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. The vast majority of Latter-day Saint Scouting affiliations, however, are in the western and central United States and Canada.