Scouting in Primary supports boys and their families by giving boys the opportunity to put into practice the gospel principles they have learned at home and in Primary. Under the guidance of a strong, faithful leader, participation in Scouting activities can foster spiritual growth and development. Scouting also provides boys with leadership opportunities. Scout meetings and activities for Primary-age boys are preferably held in the daytime. Scout meetings could be held at the ward meetinghouse, in a home, or in an outdoor setting. All Scout meetings and activities should open and close with prayer. . . .
The bishopric should consider calling parents to participate as members of a unit Scout committee or as adult leaders in Scouting.- Scouting Handbook, p. 4