Junior Ganymede
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LDS and BSA part ways. Sort of.

May 11th, 2017 by Bookslinger

LDS readers will get this elsewhere, but for our non-LDS readers….

The church has announced that as of Jan 1st, 2018, it will no longer charter/register Varsity Scouts and Venturing.  This only affects Youth age 14 and up.  Programs for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts through age 13 will continue.  Merit badges and rank advancement will also continue for those age 14-up for those who want to.

This only applies to USA and Canada.

Details here: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/questions-answers-changes-young-men-program

There is a link to a pdf of the official church announcement at that web page.

I’ve never been involved with the YM (Young Men) programs at church, so I’m ignorant of what all the changes will entail, or how the merit badges and rank advancment (only) will work out.

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