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LDS Church fetes affiliation with Boy Scouts

October 21, 2013 · 5:18 PM
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The Arlington and Marysville stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate the church’s 100-year affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Local leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invite all Scouts and Scouters to join them in viewing a special live broadcast in commemoration of the Church’s century-long association with the Boy Scouts of America.

Just three years after the Boy Scouts of America was founded, the Church became the first chartered partner with Scouting in the United States, and is now the largest partner organization in the Boy Scouts of America, with more than 430,000 registered boys and young men.

The upcoming celebration, titled “A Century of Honor,” will originate at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will be broadcast live throughout North America in both English and Spanish.

The celebration will highlight the Scouting values of lifelong learning, faith traditions, serving others, healthy living, building character and mentoring. It will also feature Scout choirs, historical vignettes and videos of important Boy Scouts of America events, service and achievement.

Anyone who appreciates Scouting should be able to enjoy this broadcast, independent of their chartered organization.

Broadcast locations include the Arlington stake at 17222 43rd Ave. NE, and the Marysville stake at 9215 51st Ave. NE.

The broadcast begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29. Attendees are encouraged to be seated by 5:50 p.m. to enjoy the full broadcast. Displays will be presented by local Scout organizations and refreshments will be served after the broadcast.

A video trailer, available at www.scouts100.lds.org, offers a quick introduction to the broadcast. Additionally, on Oct. 29, the celebration will be streamed live at this site, and will also be available for later viewing.

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