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Scouting reaches its centennial anniversary – LDS Church News

As the Boy Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary, the storied organization's first institutional sponsor &#8212 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints &#8212 can certainly claim a prominent place at the birthday table. It was a century ago this month that the BSA was organized on a national basis. Three years later, the church formally became an official citizen of the Scouting community. A century has passed, and Scouting's guiding challenge that boys remain "physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight" has become a part of the fabric of Aaronic Priesthood holders across the United States.

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