General Resources

LDS Scouting Documents and Resources

Church Guidelines on Scouting

As a result of the Church’s decision to adopt its own worldwide program for children and youth and discontinue its relationship as a charter partner with the BSA, it produced the following document, which recognizes that many Latter-day Saint youth, leaders and families would desire to continue their Scouting Adventure.  For those desiring to do so, the Church recommended that “Those who desire [to continue their Scouting Adventure after January 1, 2020] may begin active participation on their own in a community-based Scouting unit after January 1, 2020.”  This document also recognized that those who desired to continue their Scouting Adventure after January 1, 2020 would be multiple registered in both a Church unit and a community unity until January 1, 2020, at which time only their community troop registration would go forward.

Resolution on Adult Leaders Standards

In 2015 as the Boy Scouts of America was dealing with various membership issues, it saw an opportunity to reinforce its values, and especially its position on Duty to God and on issues of sexuality in Scouting.  This is the document that was released by the BSA as a “Resolution on Adult Leadership Standards. This was mentioned in a Fireside with Wayne & Chris Perry.

Leader Training and Registration

Wood Badge Training Comments

Wood Badge is the highest level of adult Scouting training available. Read Charles W. Dahlquist’s comments on the importance of this training to enhancing the Scouting experiences of young men.

Scouts With Disabilities

Scouts With Special Needs

Find out how to work with Scouts who have physical or cognitive disabilities as they participate in the Scouting program.

Abilities Awareness: Essentials in Serving Scouts With Disabilities

Find new ways to assist Scouts with disabilities. This document includes the following topics: adaptive options and ideas, appropriate peer and adult supports, how to have a joining conference with a new family, planning successful outings, conversation starters, and how to slow down activities.

Cub Scouts With Special Needs

View section 7 from the 2015 Cub Scout Leader How-To Book to get ideas about working with a Cub Scout with special needs. Learn how to prepare the other boys for the new Scout’s first den meeting and read about ways to help all your Scouts feel accepted and competent.

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