Wednesday, August 31, 2011


"Bishops and stake presidents, once your leaders are trained, do everything you can to ensure that they stay in their callings long enough to make a difference in the lives of the boys they serve. In 2004, LDS troops had one of the largest percentage of boys registered in the Boy Scouts of America. Unfortunately, we also had a much higher percentage of the fatalities that occurred during Scout activities. We have learned that there are three reasons for this: (1) lack of training, (2) lack of experience, and (3) failure to exercise good common sense. We plead with you [Bishops] as you prayerfully consider calling them to serve as leaders of our young men, to ensure that they are committed to receiving appropriate BSA [and Scout's Canada] training and that they serve with the youth for an extended time." (Fall 2005 Young Men Open House Address)

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