President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the newly remodeled W.W. Clyde Lodge at the Boy Scouts' Maple Dell leadership camp near Payson on Saturday.
President Monson, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said Scouting needs leaders willing to make the sacrifices to train boys in strong values."In this time of our world, for every man willing to lift and to be a builder of boys, there are a dozen more willing to tear them down," he said.
"What our young people need today is less preaching and more models. Those who love, and those who learn and those who serve are the kind of models they need," President Monson said.
President Monson also is a member of the National Board of Boy Scouts of America.
The lodge originally was dedicated June 25, 1960. The recent remodeling was done through donations and gift support from the family of W.W. Clyde.
President Monson praised the family for continuing the tradition set by their father and grandfather of supporting the Boy Scouts.
Glen W. Swalberg, Utah National Parks Council president, reaffirmed the organization's position on duty to God and said Scouting will maintain its policy on membership, excluding homosexuals and girls.
"We will not be intruded upon by . . . homosexuals, and we will not be intruded upon by young girls. There is no place for them in Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts," Swalberg said.
In a position statement prepared by the Boy Scouts of America, the organization claimed the right, as a private membership organization, to determine the qualifications of its members and leaders.