To: Scouting Volunteers and Families, Greater Alabama Council.
From: J.T.Dabbs, Scout Executive
RE: LDS and Scouting Update
Last night a joint statement was released by the LDS church and the Boy Scouts of America that outlined the strategy the LDS church has established to develop a worldwide youth program to serve its families. Because of this new program, the LDS church has decided to end its relationship as a chartered organization effective December 31, 2019.
For those families who are currently active in a unit chartered to a LDS church and want to continue your scouting journey after 2019, we wanted to let you know our volunteers and staff in each district will be there to help facilitate that for your family.
My over 30-year career with the Boy Scouts of America has allowed me to serve with countless members of the LDS church. These dedicated volunteers have made an incredible difference in the lives of so many, and because of that I am grateful. Together we have had an amazing scouting journey, and have changed countless lives. I am hopeful that we can continue that tradition for those families needing to find a new Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop to join.
Attached you will find the joint statement and some additional information.