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On My Honor: A Century of Service to God and Country

On My Honor: A Century of Service to God and Country
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In commemoration of the 100-year affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is hosting an event called “On My Honor: A Century of Service to God and Country” held October 29, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The event will originate at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will be broadcast live throughout North America in English and Spanish. The event will be rebroadcast Oct. 29 at 9:00 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 4:00 p.m., MDT.

Featured on the program will be Scout choirs, historical vignettes, and videos highlighting important events, service, and achievements from the past century. Thousands of local Scouts of all ages will participate. Members of the First Presidency of the Church as well as national BSA leaders and executive board members are expected to attend.

All Scout troops in North America are invited to participate by viewing the broadcast live at a local LDS stake center or online during or after the broadcast at scouts100.lds.org. Priesthood leaders are encouraged to use the broadcast to build relationships with Scout units, families, and others in the community. Local leaders may wish to coordinate an  outreach effort with the BSA leaders in their area.

In 1907, Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England, and in 1910 the Boy Scouts of America was founded. The Church became the first sponsor of Scouting in the United States in 1913 and is now the largest sponsoring organization of BSA with more than 430,000 boys and young men enrolled.

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