LDS Scouts


Changes in the LDS-BSA Relationships

May 9, 2018

Many of you know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has been a chartered partner of the Boy Scouts of America for more than a century. I’ve been grateful for our long-standing chartered partnership that has provided countless boys across the country with character- and leadership-building experiences through our programs….

While Scouting remains a beloved program for many LDS families, this week, we joined the Church in announcing that it has decided to pursue programming to serve its increasingly global community and will no longer charter troops after January 1, 2020…..

Yours in Scouting,
Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive , BSA

Read more at:


The Path Forward: The BSA and the Church of Jesus Christ



For more information or questions, please contact your Unit Commissioner, District Membership Chair, or District Executive.