I like change, which is probably a good thing since we live in a time of constant change. The Boy Scouts of America has enjoyed over a hundred year relationship with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This has been a great relationship over the years but now changes are coming to that relationship. At the end of 2019 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will end that long relationship. Until then, units affiliated with The Church will continue to operate normally. Then we will adapt. Already several more community sponsored units have started or are in the process of getting started. In the coming years we expect many more to be chartered. Those who love the values and adventure of scouting will have a place to go and we will adapt and grow to meet the needs of the Cub and Scout units.
Camps will still be running, merit badges and rank advancements will still be there and, of course, there will be many more opportunities for future adventures. Scouts will continue to learn great values and life lessons that will prepare them for their futures as leaders in their families and in their communities.
For those involved in LDS units we will work hard through the next year to support those needing camping, rank advancements, and council support. After which we encourage anyone that is interested in starting or joining a new unit to contact us. We have many resources to help with the transition.
I look forward to Scouting in the future. The changes will require work, but changes always do. There will be new lessons to learn and adventures to be had.
Changes present opportunities.
Frank W Browning