Scouting anchored by timeless values

Want to be the best youth or Scout leader possible? Start by following the example of President Thomas S. Monson.

David L. Beck, Young Men general president said President Monson embodies three characteristics that are vital to working successfully with young men: first, a positive attitude; second, a commitment to duty; and third, a desire to build relationships with others.

Priesthood, Primary and Scout leaders who develop such traits can bless and benefit the lives of all those they serve.

Brother Beck's counsel came near the conclusion of the Oct. 27 Church and LDS Scouting Relationships Conference. Thousands filled the Salt Lake Tabernacle to listen to direction from Mormon Church leaders and executives from Scouting's Great Salt Lake Council. Despite an early-season snowstorm, not a seat in the historic venue went unclaimed—and many had to be turned away.

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