Mac’s Message #15: The Making of a Boy Leader

  Contrary to what some people may believe, leaders are made not born. There are very few born leaders. The vast majority of great leaders learned how to become great leaders from other great leaders. Except in rare cases of someone being a child prodigy, no one became a star basketball player the first time […]

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Mac’s Message #14: Shadow Leadership

In your calling with the young men the Lord wants you to recede into the shadows. One of the key purposes of Scouting is to “train boys to lead boys.” The Aaronic Priesthood program is designed to help each young man to “serve faithfully in priesthood callings and fulfill the responsibilities of priesthood offices,” “to […]

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Mac’s Message #13: Who Holds the Keys in the Aaronic Priesthood

One of the major tenets of the Boy Scouts of America is that each Scouting unit should be boy-led. This is in perfect harmony with the Lord’s principle for Aaronic Priesthood young men. A famous Abbott and Costello comical skit shows how confusing it can be when you don’t know who’s on first. “My house […]

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