Scouting if more than merit badges ... Scouting Prepares Young Men. For Life.
Scouting is more than fun and games. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints supports the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood. For example, as boys accept leadership positions in their troop, team or crew, they "Prepare to serve in priesthood callings and fulfill the responsibilities of offices." Even more, they prepare to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and temple ordinances, serve an honorable - full time mission, and become a worthy husband and father.
But delivering a quality Scouting program takes money. A family donation of $50.00 provides a Scouting program to a boy. How is this effort funded? In part by Church members, through Great Salt Lake Council's FRIENDS OF SCOUTING program.
President Monson said it best: "I believe in the power of Scouting to bless and enrich lives for good."