FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tucson, Arizona – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate its 100 year affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America this month. In commemoration of the Church’s 100-year sponsorship of the Boy Scouts of America, an event called “A Century of Honor” will be held October 29, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
The event will originate from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It will be broadcast live at the several Mormon chapels around South Arizona. Featured on the program will be Scout choirs, historical vignettes, and videos highlighting important events, service, and achievements from the past century.
Everyone is invited to view and participate in this live historical broadcast.
The relationship between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the BSA began just three years after the scouting organization was officially organized. In 1907, Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England, and in 1910 the Boy Scouts of America was founded. The Church became the first sponsor of Scouting in the United States in 1913 and is now the largest sponsoring organization of BSA with more than 430,000 boys and young men enrolled.
Church President Thomas S. Monson, who has served on the BSA National Executive Board longer than any other member, said, “Scouting brings out the best in each of us. You’ve learned much from Scouting. Live what you’ve learned and will continue to learn. Help others to hike the trails, to keep steadfast in the paths of truth, of honor, of duty, that all of you can soar together on eagles’ wings.”
The broadcast can be viewed at any of the following locations:
Tucson Arizona Stake 105 North Norton Avenue, TUCSON
Tucson Arizona North Stake 939 West Chapala Drive, TUCSON
Tucson Arizona East Stake 6901 East Kenyon Drive, TUCSON
Tucson Arizona Rincon Stake 1655 Melpomene Way, TUCSON
Tucson Arizona West Stake 3530 West Magee Road, TUCSON
Sahuarita Stake 16275 South Starlight View Lane, SAHUARITA
Sierra Vista Arizona Stake 2100 East Yaqui Street, SIERRA VISTA
Saint David Stake 381 North Pomerene Road, BENSON
Pictures taken at the 100 Year Jamboree.
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